Degradation of nonylphenol ethoxylates in estuarine sediment under aerobic and anaerobic conditions.

@article{Ferguson2003DegradationON,
  title={Degradation of nonylphenol ethoxylates in estuarine sediment under aerobic and anaerobic conditions.},
  author={P Lee Ferguson and Bruce J. Brownawell},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={1189-99}
}
Nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPEO) surfactants and their metabolites are ubiquitous contaminants of the aquatic environment. Despite considerable interest in the environmental fate of these compounds due to concerns over toxicity and estrogenic activity, the pathways of NPEO degradation in sediments have not previously been reported, in spite of the fact that sediment appears to be an important sink for these compounds in the environment. In the present work, we have examined the rates and pathways… CONTINUE READING

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