Removal of estrogenic compounds in dairy waste lagoons by Ferrate(VI)

Jarrett R. Remsberg, Clifford P. Rice, Hyunook Kim, Osman Arikan, Chulhwan Moon

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Ferrate(VI) was used to remove steroidal estrogens (SE) from dairy waste lagoon effluent (DWLE). Dairy lagoon sites were sampled for estrogenic content (EC) and assayed using high performance liquid chromatography coupled to triple quadrupole mass spectrometry. Effects of varying amounts of ferrate(VI) and ferric chloride treatments on the EC of these DWLE samples were determined. Of the compounds measured, 17p-estradiol, 19.7 jig/L, was the most abundant and estriol, 2.10 |ig/L the least abundant. When DWLE was treated with a high concentration (0.84%) of ferrate(VI) there was a significant decrease (>50%) in 17β-estradiol content. Ferrate(VI) treatment of DWLE may be an environmentally sound approach to reduce estrogenic compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFerrates
Subtitle of host publicationSynthesis, Properties, and Applications in Water and Wastewater Treatment
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780841269613
StatePublished - 25 Jul 2008

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918


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