Over the past fifteen years regulatory agencies have relied on their approaches to characterise and control the release of toxic substances into the aquatic environment: a GC/MS analysis for U.S. EPA designated 126 priority pollutants and 132 dangerous substances according to the European 76/464/CEE Directive and on the bioassays with aquatic bioorganisms."Emerging Contaminants" correspond in most cases to irregulated contaminants, e.g. surfactants, pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCP), or gasoline additives.These two volumes, 5/I and 5/O, of this Handbook deal with the analytical, toxicological and environmental issues of these toxicants. Based on results of up-to-date research they give the reader a balanced view on this rapidly developing and complex subject.
Marina Kuster, Maria Lopez de Alda, and Damia Barcelo: Estrogens and Progestogens in Waste Water, Sludge Sediments and Soil * A. Rigol, A. Latorre, S.Lacorte, and D. Barcelo: Toxic Compounds in Paper Mill Wastewaters * M.D. Hernando, I. Ferrer, A. Aguera, and Amadeo R. Fernandez-Alba: Evaluation of Pesticides in Wastewaters. A Combined (Chemical and Biological) Analytical Approach * Staci L. Simonich: Fragance Materials in Wastewater Treatment * M * Carmen Estevez, Hector Font, Mikaela Nichikova, J * Pablo Salvador, Begona Varela, Francisco Sanchez-Baeza, and M * Pilar Marco: Immunochemical Determination of Industrial Emerging Pollutants * M * Carmen Estevez, Hector Font, Mikaela Nichikova, J * Pablo Salvador, Begona Varela, Francisco Sanchez-Baeza, and M * Pilar Marco: Immunochemical Determination of Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products as Emerging Pollutants * Olivier Thomas, and Marie-Florence Pouet: Wastewater Quality Monitoring: On Line/On Site Measurement.