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Yuji Suzuki

Survey on Perfluorinated Compounds at Wastewater Treatment Plants in Thailand

Environmentally Friendly Industry for Sustainable Development, Department of Technology and Ecology, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
Place of stay: Mahidol University, Thailand
Term: October 1, 2012 – October 10, 2012
My doctoral research is focusing on behavior of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) at wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). Main objectives of this internship were 1) to learn technology of wastewater treatment and sludge treatment in Thailand, and 2) to survey on PFCs around WWTPs in Thailand. I visited three facilities: a WWTP at an industrial estate, a swine farm and a bio-fertilizer plant. It was interesting to see the fact that excess sludge was utilized as solid fertilizer and supernatant of excess sludge was utilized as liquid fertilizer at two of three facilities. During this internship, I collected environmental samples including effluent of WWTP, river water, soil and plant at the discharging point of WWTP, and obtained solid and liquid fertilizer from the bio-fertilizer plant. Samples were pre-treated at Mahidol University and carried back to Japan for PFCs analysis. At Mahidol University, I attended a laboratory seminar and discussed with local students on PFCs research. In addition, I enjoyed Thai life with local students.

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