This first in-depth and comprehensive reference on the most pertinent polar contaminant classes and their behavior in the whole water cycle includes, among others, industrial chemicals, consumer products, polar herbicides and pharmaceuticals. All chapters are uniformly structured, covering properties, pollution sources, occurrence in wastewater, surface water, and groundwater as well as water treatment aspects, while ecotoxicological and assessment aspects are also covered. Among the authors are leading experts in their relevant fields, many of whom provide here groundbreaking research results.
The result is an up-to-date information source for researchers and professionals working in water quality monitoring, water supply, or wastewater treatment, as well as environmental and water chemists, geochemists, ecologists, chemists and engineers.
Table of contents
Analytical Methods for Polar Pollutants (Thorsten Reemtsma and José Benito Quintana)
Residues of Pharmaceuticals from Human Use (Thomas Heberer and Thomas Ternes)
Antibiotics for Human Use (Radka Alexy and Klaus Kümmerer)
Iodinated X-ray Contrast Media (Anke Putschew and Martin Jekel)
Veterinary Pharmaceuticals (Gerd Hamscher)
Polar Herbicides and Metabolites (Rita Fobbe, Birgit Kuhlmann, Jürgen Nolte, Gudrun Preuß, Christian Skark, and Ninette Zullei-Seibert)
Aminopolycarboxylate Complexing Agents (Carsten K. Schmidt and Heinz-Jürgen Brauch)
Amines (Hilmar Börnick and Torsten Schmidt)
Surfactant Metabolites (Thomas P. Knepper and Peter Eichhorn)
Trihalomethanes (THMs), Haloacetic Acids (HAAs), and Emerging Disinfection By-products in Drinking Water (Christian Zwiener)
Toxicology and Risk Assessment of Pharmaceuticals (Daniel R. Dietrich, Bettina C. Hitzfeld, and Evelyn O'Brien)
Assessment and Management of Chemicals -
How Should Persistent Polar Pollutants be Regulated? (Klaus Günter Steinhäuser and Steffi Richter )
"...offers an important source for researchers and professionals working in water quality monitoring, water supply, or wastewater treatment, as well as environmental and water chemists, geochemists, ecologists, chemists and engineers."
Environmental Engineering and Management Journal
"...It is a pity to appear to be so critical of this book because it contains a lot of information invaluable to the water industry and in spite of the criticisms I would recommend it to all those involved in the analysis and processing of water."
"...I would recommend it to all those involved in the analysis and processing of water."
Chromatographia 2007, 65, March