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Trends in monitoring pharmaceuticals and personal-care products in the aquatic environment by use of passive sampling devices

Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

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DOI: 10.1007/s00216-006-0773-y

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Abstract

The use of passive sampling in monitoring pharmaceuticals and personal-care products (PPCPs) in the aquatic environment is discussed. The utility of passive sampling methods for monitoring the fraction of heavy metals and the biologically available fraction of non-polar organic priority pollutants is recognized and these technologies are being used in surveys of water quality. These devices are used to measure the dissolved fraction and they can yield information that can be used in the development of risk assessments models. These devices can also be used to locate illegal damping and to monitor specific sources of input of PPCPs into the environment, or to monitor the effectiveness of water treatment processes in the removal of these compounds from wastewater. These devices can provide representative information at low cost which necessitate a combination of laboratory calibration and field studies for emerging pollutants.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Trends in monitoring pharmaceuticals and personal-care products in the aquatic environment by use of passive sampling devices
Series title:
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
DOI:
10.1007/s00216-006-0773-y
Volume
387
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
First page:
1153
Last page:
1157
Number of Pages:
5