Toxicity of nonylphenol diethoxylate in lab-scale anaerobic digesters

Bozkurt H., Sanin F. D.

CHEMOSPHERE, vol.104, pp.69-75, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 104
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.10.059
  • Title of Journal : CHEMOSPHERE
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-75


Nonylphenol compounds have high commercial, industrial and domestic uses owing to their surface active properties. In addition to their toxic, carcinogenic and persistent characteristics; they have drawn the attention of scientists lately due to their endocrine disrupting properties. Their widespread use and disposal cause them to enter wastewater treatment systems at high concentrations. Since they are highly persistent and hydrophobic, they accumulate mostly on sludge.