[S,S]-ethylenediamine-N,N'-diglutaric acid (EDDG) has been gaining interest in the industrial sector as a promising chelator. In this study, the effective metal complexing capacity of EDDG over a wide pH range was modelled and its biodegradability assessed. Results showed that EDDG could effectively bind to several metallic ions in a wide pH range and was completely biodegraded after approximately 15 days by un-acclimatized sludge. To confirm its biodegradability, an accurate quantification method based on the combination of liquid chromatography and tandem quadrupole mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) was developed. Good linearity of the detector response was found for EDDG at concentrations ranging from 0,15 to 1,2 mg/L.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
- Chemical analysis
- Environmental chemistry
- Waste water