Emerging pollutants - Part I: Occurrence, fate and transport

Laura Sima, Janelle Amador, Allegra K. Da Silva, Sarah M. Miller, Audra N. Morse, Marie Laure Pellegrin, Channah M Rock, Martha J M Wells

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Abstract

Part I: Occurrence, Fate, and Transport (this literature review) compiles research from 2013 investigating emerging pollutants in wastewater and environmental waters and the sources of emerging pollutants. The paper summarizes important findings on environmental aquatic occurrence, persistence and transport of emerging pollutants in the environment, monitoring approaches, modeling, and regulatory discussions. The paper further mentions updates in our understanding of the toxicological impacts of these compounds where relevant specifically to wastewater. Finally, the paper speaks to the environmental sinks and degradation of pollutants. Part II: Treatment (the companion to this review) includes discussion of water and wastewater treatment technologies on emerging pollutants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1994-2035
Number of pages42
JournalWater Environment Research
Volume86
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Antibiotic resistance (ABR)
  • Contaminant of emerging concern (CEC)
  • Emerging concern
  • Emerging contaminant
  • Emerging pollutants
  • Endocrine disrupting compound (EDC)
  • Environmental presence
  • Microconstituent
  • Micropollutant
  • Nanomaterial
  • Nanoparticle
  • Nanotube
  • Occurrence
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCP)
  • Trace organic compound (TrOC or TORC)
  • Wastewater

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology

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    Sima, L., Amador, J., Da Silva, A. K., Miller, S. M., Morse, A. N., Pellegrin, M. L., Rock, C. M., & Wells, M. J. M. (2014). Emerging pollutants - Part I: Occurrence, fate and transport. Water Environment Research, 86(10), 1994-2035. https://doi.org/10.2175/106143014X14031280668731