Laboratory Scale Decontamination of Floriculture Postharvest Wastewater by Advanced Oxidation Technology

  • Sanchez Proaño, Renato Gabriel (PI)
  • Basantes Jacome, Luis Eduardo (Student)
  • Espinosa Enriquez, Lucia Anahi (Student)
  • Garcia Quishpe, Kevin Steve (Student)
  • Lizano Vernis, Karen Estefania (Student)

Project Details

Description

General objective Decontaminate wastewater from flower production by increasing the BOD5/COD ratio through advanced oxidation processes, until this effluent can be treated using a conventional biological system. Justification It is necessary to carry out the project since an efficient water decontamination alternative is required in the Cayambe Tabacundo region, since this water is later part of the Guallabamba and Esmeraldes River Basin, in whose city this water is taken as water sources. potable. The UNEP stated that the effects of pesticides in water are linked to "oncological (cancer), pulmonary and hematological morbidity, as well as congenital deformities... and immune system deficiencies". In addition, the effects on human health They are not only caused by the ingestion of drinking water, but also by the following means: Contact through the skin such as the handling of pesticide products Inhalation in the breath of dust or sprays Being the two previous cases aggravated by having sources of contamination of pesticides in the waters near the communities. Subsequently, a comparison will be made with the guidelines for drinking water in relation to 33 pesticides created by the WHO, who has established values ​​of "acceptable daily intake" (ADI), which indicate the intake permissible daily maximum during a person's life without appreciable risk to their health.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date8/03/198/03/20

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