Sorption was found to be greatly affected by the biological activity in wastewater solids. Two experimental techniques, cyanide treatment and pasteurization, were developed for eliminating the biological activity during isotherm measurements. Both methods are effective; however, pasteurization
is recommended over cyanide treatment because of toxicity of the latter.
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