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Determination of EDTA in dairy wastewater and adjacent surface water


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Abstract—An HPLC-UV analytical method was developed to
determine ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) in dairy
wastewater and surface water. The optimizing separation was achieved by reversed–phase ion-pair liquid chromatography on a C18 column using methanol as mobile phase solvent, tetrabutylammonium bromide as the ion-pair reagent in pH 3.3 formate buffer solution at a flow rate of 0.9 mL min-1 with a UV detector at 265 nm. No interference of Ca,
Mg or NO3- was detected. Method performance was evaluated in terms of linearity, repeatability and reproducibility. The method detection limit was 5 μg L-1. The contents of EDTA in dairy effluents were 72-261 μg L-1 at a large dairy site. A change of EDTA concentration was observed downstream of the dairy effluent discharge, but this was well under the predicted no effect concentration for aquatic ecosystem.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Conference held 29-31 October, 2008, in Venice, Italy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dairy wastewater, EDTA, HPLC, surface water.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Schools > Centre for Science and Primary Industries
Depositing User: Kevin Stewart
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2009 03:34
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 02:17

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