Table 2: µP maximum removal rates in biotic and spiked HLSS reactors (series A). Comparison with the µP removal rates calculated in the semicontinuous reactor at steady states [7].

CompoundHLSS maximum removal rates (µg/L/day)Semicontinuous reactor removal rates (µg/L/day )

Fluorene1.8 ± 0.1 1.8 ± 1.1
Phenanthrene3.0 ± 0.34.0 ± 1.4
Fluoranthene2.7 ± 0.73.1 ± 0.9
Pyrene2.2 ± 0.53.6 ± 1.1
Benzo(a)anthracene2.2 ± 0.74.4 ± 1.4
Chrysene2.1 ± 0.83.3 ± 0.9
Benzo(b)fluoranthene2.7 ± 1.03.9 ± 1.4
Benzo(k)fluoranthene3.0 ± 0.83.5 ± 0.9
Benzo(a)pyrene1.7 ± 1.11.7 ± 0.6
Dibenzo(a,h)anthracene2.8 ± 1.03.3 ± 0.7
Benzo(g,h,i)perylene1.6 ± 0.73.3 ± 1.0
Indeno(1,2,3,c,d)pyrene0.4 ± 0.20.4 ± 0.2