IMIS | Flanders Marine Institute
 

Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research

IMIS

Publications | Institutes | Persons | Datasets | Projects | Maps
[ report an error in this record ]basket (0): add | show Printer-friendly version

Analytical approaches for quantification of emerging micropollutants in the Belgian coastal zone
Wille, K. (2011). Analytical approaches for quantification of emerging micropollutants in the Belgian coastal zone. PhD Thesis. Universiteit Gent. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine: Gent. 230 pp.

Thesis info:

Available in  Author 
    VLIZ: Open Repository 227934 [ OMA ]
Document type: Dissertation

Keywords
    Pharmaceutical products; ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]; Marine
Author keywords
    persistant organic pollutants; pharmaceuticals; Belgian coastal waters; chemical monitoring

Author  Top 

Abstract
    In the last decade, there has been a growing public and scientific concern regarding the occurrence and potential harmful effects of chemicals of emerging concern (CECs) in the aquatic environment. However, little attention has been paid so far to their prevalence and quantification in marine ecosystems. To study and evaluate the fate, effects, and environmental and human risks posed by these emerging contaminants, information regarding their presence in marine waters and organisms is urgently needed. Therefore, the research within this doctoral thesis aimed at the determination of different groups of CECs, including pharmaceuticals, perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) and pesticides, in environmental matrices. To this end, new analytical methods employing modern and sophisticated equipment were developed, validated and applied to samples originating from the Belgian coastal zone.

All data in IMIS is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Author