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The artificial recharge of aquifers has become a valuable tool to increase water resources for drinking water production in many countries. In this work a total of 41 organic pollutants belonging to the classes of pesticides, estrogens, progestogens and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have been monitored in the water from two artificial recharge plants(More)
In the present study the occurrence of emerging hydrophobic organic pollutants in sediment samples from South America (Chile and Colombia) was investigated for the first time. Nineteen Chilean and thirteen Colombian sediment samples were analyzed in order to determine their content of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) (including PBDEs and emerging BFRs) as(More)
The present study describes the development, validation and a practical application of a fully automated analytical method based on pressurized liquid extraction (PLE) followed by solid-phase extraction-liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (SPE-LC-MS/MS) for the simultaneous determination of 22 sulfonamides, including five acetylated metabolites,(More)
Among the various compounds considered as emerging pollutants, alkylphenolic surfactants, steroid sex hormones, and pharmaceuticals are of particular concern, both because of the volume of these substances used and because of their activity as endocrine disruptors or as causative agents of bacterial resistance, as is the case of antibiotics. Today, the(More)
Pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) and drugs of abuse (DAs) are two important groups of emerging environmental contaminants that have raised an increasing interest in the scientific community. A number of studies revealed their presence in the environment. This is mainly due to the fact that some compounds are not efficiently removed during(More)
Multivariate Curve Resolution by Alternating Least Squares (MCR-ALS) is applied to voltammetric data obtained in the study of competitive complexation of Zn(II) and Cd(II) by alpha- and beta-domains of metallothionein (MT). The application of MCR-ALS allows the estimation of both the voltammograms and the concentration profiles associated with each(More)
Alkylphenolic surfactants, steroid sex hormones, and pharmaceuticals constitute three classes of emerging pollutants of particular interest in the field of environmental monitoring due to the volume used of these substances and their activity as either endocrine disruptors or as causative agents of bacterial resistance, as is the case of antibiotics. Today,(More)
This work evaluates the biodegradation of N(4)-acetylsulfapyridine (AcSPY) and N(4)-acetylsulfamethazine (AcSMZ), metabolites of two of the most commonly used sulfonamides (SAs) in human and veterinary medicine, respectively. Aerobic transformation in effluent wastewater was simulated using aerated fixed-bed bioreactors. No visible changes in concentration(More)
Among the various compounds considered as emerging pollutants, alkylphenolic surfactants, steroid sex hormones, and pharmaceuticals are of particular concern, both because of the volume of these substances used and because of their activity as endocrine disruptors or as causative agents of bacterial resistance, as is the case of antibiotics. Today, the(More)
The present study describes the evaluation of the risk posed by the occurrence of sulfonamides (SAs) in wastewaters. A fully automated analytical method based on on-line solid-phase extraction-liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (on line SPE-LC-MS/MS) was developed, validated and applied for the analysis of sixteen SAs and, for the first time in(More)