Publications by authors named "Aleksander Karcz"

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Coke dust enhances coke plant wastewater treatment.

Chemosphere 2014 Dec 12;117:278-84. Epub 2014 Aug 12.

AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Energy & Fuels, Mickiewicz Avenue 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland.

Coke plant wastewater contain many toxic pollutants. Despite physico-chemical and biological treatment this specific type of wastewater has a significant impact on environment and human health. This article presents results of research on industrial adsorptive coke plant wastewater treatment. As a sorbent the coke dust, dozen times less expensive than pulverized activated carbon, was used. Treatment was conducted in three scenarios: adsorptive after full treatment with coke dust at 15 g L(-1), biological treatment enhanced with coke dust at 0.3-0.5 g L(-1) and addition of coke dust at 0.3 g L(-1) prior to the biological treatment. The enhanced biological treatment proved the most effective. It allowed additional removal of 147-178 mg COD kg(-1) of coke dust.
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