In this study, results about sludge stabilization in reed bed systems (RBSs) after the entire period of operation in two different systems situated in Denmark (Helsinge 42,000 p.e. – ten years) and in Italy (La Fontina, 30,000 p.e. – six years) were presented. In order to evaluate the process of sludge stabilization, parameters that highlighted the biochemical and chemico-structural properties of organic sludge matter have been determined. The level of total and soluble nutrients, and enzyme activities, parameters related to overall microbial activity, showed that stabilization of the sludge similarly occurred in both RBSs, even though in different landscape ecosystems. The chemical-structural characterization of sludge organic matter highlighted how the processes of stabilization have occurred satisfactorily in both RBSs; in fact, significant levels of pyrolytic indices mineralization and humification were reached. The successful stabilization of organic matter occurred in both plants and was confirmed by the absence of Escherichia coli, and also by the results of organic compounds (PAH, LAS, NPE, and DEHP) and heavy metals.
|Autori:||Peruzzi, E.; Nielsen, S.; Macci, C.; Doni, S.; Iannelli, Renato; Peruzzi, P.; Aiello, M.; Masciandaro, Grazia|
|Titolo:||Organic matter stabilization in reed bed systems: Danish and Italian examples|
|Anno del prodotto:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.2166/wst.2013.448|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|