Ortiz Balderas, María de los Ángeles
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SUMMLab - Sustainability Measurement and Modelin Lab
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Department of Optics and Optometry
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maria.de.los.angeles.ortizestudiant.upc.edu
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  • Sustainable technologies for water treatment

     Morato Farreras, Jordi; Pires Carneiro, Alex; Ortiz Balderas, María de los Ángeles; Gallegos, Ángel
    Date of publication: 2011-11
    Book chapter

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  • Pesticide biofilm resistance study in constructed wetlands

     Ortiz Balderas, María de los Ángeles; Agusti Adalid, Gemma; Fittipaldi Gustavino, Mariana; Codony Iglesias, Francesc; Adrados Ruiz, Barbara; Morato Farreras, Jordi
    International Congress Smallwat
    Presentation's date: 2011-04-26
    Presentation of work at congresses

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    FONAMENTS D'ECOLOGIA  Open access

     Morato Farreras, Jordi; Ortiz Balderas, María de los Ángeles
    Date of publication: 2011
    Book chapter

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    Evaluation of modifications to a physicochemical method for determination of readily biodegradable COD  Open access

     Escalas Cañellas, Antoni; Ortiz Balderas, María de los Ángeles; Barajas López, María Guadalupe
    Water SA
    Date of publication: 2009-10
    Journal article

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    In the Mamais-Jenkins-Pitt method for determination of readily biodegradable COD (SS), 2 alternatives were proposed for the intermediate determination of soluble inert COD (SI). When a full-scale treatment plant exists, influent SI = effluent truly soluble COD. When there is no full-scale plant, then the truly soluble COD of the effluent of a 24 h fill-and-draw batch reactor treating the wastewater is taken as influent SI. In this study, both SI methods were statistically compared on 24 wastewater samples from 2 municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). While average SI obtained for the 2 methods was the same, individual samples usually had very different SI values. In fact, virtually no correlation was found between the 2 methods. Also, the SS values obtained using both SI alternatives were statistically compared. A good correlation was observed, in spite of the poor SI correlation – low, dispersed SI values did not seriously affect the correlation between both SS determinations. A method was proposed for determination of the limit of detection and the limit of quantification (LOQ) for both SS methods. The LOQ resulted in 28.6 mg/l and 32.6 mg/l, respectively, for the full-scale and the laboratory-scale alternatives. Some assumptions of the original laboratory-scale (LS) method could potentially be sources of error in SI determination. Two modifications to the laboratory-scale method were implemented in order to avoid these potential problems: Washing biomass with tap water, and correcting SI in the fill-and-draw reactor by the SI of the original biomass suspension. These method modifications were tested on wastewater samples from the mentioned WWTPs. The fundamentals and results of both modifications are discussed in this paper, as well as the imprecision associated with estimating influent SI from effluent CODsol in all studied methods, and its impact on SS determination.