Patterns of estrogen occurrence in sewage treatment plant effluent (STPE) from a university campus

Senorpe Asem-Hiablie, Herschel Adams Elliott, Clinton D. Church, John Earl Watson, Clinton F. Williams

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Abstract

In order to evaluate the extent to which sewage treatment plant effluent (STPE) irrigation reduces or eliminates the entrance of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) into groundwater, studies on the fate and transport of selected EDCs in the Penn State spray-irrigation system are ongoing. This study reports the variations in the occurrence of 17 β-estradiol (E2), estrone (E1) and 17 α-ethynlestradiol (EE2) in the Penn State STPE during high (>7000 m3/d) and low (approximately 4000 m3/d) flow and at different time periods during the day. Effluent samples were collected throughout the year at times when school was in session (high flow) and also when school was out of session (low flow). The samples collected were cleaned up and concentrated by solid phase extraction followed by detection and quantification using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. The estrogens, E1, E2 and EE2 concentrations found were 33.2 ng/L (6.1- 235.4); 48.13 (<BDL - 420.9 ng/L) and 0.36 (BDL - 3.28), respectively. It was observed that estrogen concentrations were generally higher during periods of high flow. Of the three estrogens, E1 was the most commonly detected while EE2 was the least observed. In agreement with previous studies, the estrogen concentrations were generally higher in the effluent samples during colder periods than in warmer months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012
PublisherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Pages3433-3445
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781622762088
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
EventAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012 - Dallas, TX, United States
Duration: Jul 29 2012Aug 1 2012

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012
Volume4

Other

OtherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012
CountryUnited States
CityDallas, TX
Period7/29/128/1/12

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Sewage treatment plants
sewage treatment
estrogens
effluents
Effluents
Estrogens
endocrine-disrupting chemicals
Irrigation
estrone
sprinkler irrigation
Estrone
Liquid chromatography
solid phase extraction
irrigation systems
sampling
liquid chromatography
Mass spectrometry
estradiol
Groundwater
Estradiol

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Bioengineering

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Asem-Hiablie, S., Elliott, H. A., Church, C. D., Watson, J. E., & Williams, C. F. (2012). Patterns of estrogen occurrence in sewage treatment plant effluent (STPE) from a university campus. In American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012 (pp. 3433-3445). (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012; Vol. 4). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
Asem-Hiablie, Senorpe ; Elliott, Herschel Adams ; Church, Clinton D. ; Watson, John Earl ; Williams, Clinton F. / Patterns of estrogen occurrence in sewage treatment plant effluent (STPE) from a university campus. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2012. pp. 3433-3445 (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012).
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Asem-Hiablie, S, Elliott, HA, Church, CD, Watson, JE & Williams, CF 2012, Patterns of estrogen occurrence in sewage treatment plant effluent (STPE) from a university campus. in American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012, vol. 4, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, pp. 3433-3445, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, Dallas, TX, United States, 7/29/12.

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American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2012. p. 3433-3445 (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012; Vol. 4).

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Asem-Hiablie S, Elliott HA, Church CD, Watson JE, Williams CF. Patterns of estrogen occurrence in sewage treatment plant effluent (STPE) from a university campus. In American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. 2012. p. 3433-3445. (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012).