State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project ID: 2008MA155B
Title: Characterization of wastewater effluent from Western Massachusetts publicly owned treatment works using metaproteomic analysis
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 5/18/2008
End Date: 5/17/2009
Congressional District: MA-001
Focus Categories: Water Quality, Ecology, Wastewater
Keywords: wastewater, BOD, proteomics, effluent, organic matter, POTW
Principal Investigator: Park, Chul
Federal Funds: $ 4,979
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 10,042
Abstract: Proteins constitute a significant portion of POTW effluent organic matter but their identity and nature remain largely unrevealed and their ecological and environmental impact on receiving waters has been rarely characterized.

The objective of this research is to conduct metaproteomic characterization of effluent organic matter from local wastewater treatment plants that discharge their treated wastewaters into the Connecticut River.

Progress/Completion Report, 2008, PDF
Progress/Completion Report, 2009, PDF

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