UK WATER INDUSTRY RESEARCH

 

 

Oestrogen Steroid Conjugates Stability in Waste Water Streams

 
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A laboratory simulation of the stability of steroid conjugates in sewage on passage through a sewer and primary settlement within a sewage treatment plant, using radiolabelled (3H) materials at environmentally realistic concentrations (100 ng l-1). Oestradiol-17-glucuronide de-conjugated rapidly in the presence of a low concentration of sewage suggesting that this type of conjugate would not remain intact during transfer to, and primary settlement within, a sewage treatment plant. Oestrone-3-sulphate was more robust, giving little indication of de-conjugation over the first 4 hours. Limited studies are also reported for activated sludge addition and degradation by-products.

   

 

UKWIR Reference :- 01/TX/04/4Published Date :- 17/04/2002
Retail Price (£) :- 14ISBN :- 1-84057 254 X