Isaac Rodriguez

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Two cosmetic ingredients (galaxolide, tonalide), eight pharmaceuticals (carbamazepine, diazepam, diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen, roxithromycin, sulfamethoxazole and iopromide) and three hormones (estrone, 17beta-estradiol and 17alpha-ethinylestradiol) have been surveyed along the different units of a municipal Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Galicia, NW(More)
Air quality, ecosystem exposure to nitrogen deposition, and climate change are intimately coupled problems: we assess changes in the global atmospheric environment between 2000 and 2030 using 26 state-of-the-art global atmospheric chemistry models and three different emissions scenarios. The first (CLE) scenario reflects implementation of current air(More)
The total lipidic content and the distribution of fatty acids in twenty edible wild plants in S.E. Spain was determined by GC. The lipidic content was higher than usual in the common vegetables. The high ratio of the omega 3 series of unsaturated fatty acids relative to the omega 6 series demonstrates the good nutritional qualities of these plants.
A procedure for the determination of eight organophosphate flame retardants and plasticizers in dust samples is presented. Microwave-assisted extraction and gas chromatography (GC) with nitrogen-phosphorus detection (NPD) were used for sample preparation and analytes quantification, respectively. Influence of different variables (type and volume of organic(More)
Thirteen pharmaceutical and cosmetic compounds have been surveyed along the different units of a municipal sewage treatment plant (STP) to study their fate across each step and the overall removal efficiency. The STP studied corresponds to a population of approximately 100,000 inhabitants located in Galicia (northwest Spain), including three main sections:(More)
An assessment of the sewage occurrence and biodegradability of seven parabens and three halogenated derivatives of methyl paraben (MeP) is presented. Several wastewater samples were collected at three different wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) during April and May 2010, concentrated by solid-phase extraction (SPE) and analysed by liquid(More)
A procedure for the determination of five esters of p-hydroxybenzoic acid (parabens) in water samples is presented. Analytes (methyl, ethyl, propyl, butyl and benzyl paraben) are concentrated on a solid-phase microextraction (SPME) fibre, converted on their tert-butyldimethylsilyl derivatives and selectively determined using gas chromatography in(More)
A procedure for the determination of 2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)-5-chlorophenol (Triclosan) and two possible transformation compounds, 2,4-dichlorophenol (2,4-DCP) and 2,4,6-trichlorophenol (2,4,6-TCP), in sludge from sewage treatment plants (STP) and sediments is presented. Extraction was performed using an acetone:methanol (1:1) mixture under the action of a(More)
This work studies the stability of three UV filters: 2-ethylhexyl salicylate (ES), 2-ethylhexyl 4-(dimethylamino) benzoate (EHPABA) and 2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone (BP-3), in water samples containing low concentrations of free chlorine. Moreover, 2,4-dihydroxybenzophenone (2,4-DHBP), a metabolite of BP-3, was also included in some of the performed(More)
The degradation of 2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)-5-chlorophenol (triclosan) in chlorinated water samples was investigated. Sensitive determination of the parent compound and its transformation products was achieved by gas chromatography with mass spectrometry detection after sample concentration, using a solid-phase extraction sorbent and silylation of the target(More)