Chapter 18. Emerging Contaminants in the Water-Sediment System: Case Studies of Pharmaceuticals and Brominated Flame Retardants in the Ebro River Basin

  1. Philippe Quevauviller4,5,
  2. Ulrich Borchers6,
  3. Clive Thompson7 and
  4. Tristan Simonart8
  1. Mira Petrovic1,2,
  2. Ethel Eljarrat3,
  3. Meritxell Gros3,
  4. Agustina de la Cal3 and
  5. Damià Barceló3

Published Online: 31 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470716090.ch18

The Water Framework Directive: Ecological and Chemical Status Monitoring

The Water Framework Directive: Ecological and Chemical Status Monitoring

How to Cite

Petrovic, M., Eljarrat, E., Gros, M., de la Cal, A. and Barceló, D. (2008) Emerging Contaminants in the Water-Sediment System: Case Studies of Pharmaceuticals and Brominated Flame Retardants in the Ebro River Basin, in The Water Framework Directive: Ecological and Chemical Status Monitoring (eds P. Quevauviller, U. Borchers, C. Thompson and T. Simonart), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470716090.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 4

    European Commission, DG Environment (BU93/142), rue de la Loi 200, 1049 Brussels, Belgium

  2. 5

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), IUWPARE, Dept; Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Building T, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

  3. 6

    IWW Water Research Centre, Germany

  4. 7

    Alcontrol Laboratories, South Yorkshire, UK

  5. 8

    Institut Pasteur de Lille, Lille, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    Environmental Chemistry, IIQAB-CSIC, Jordi Girona, 18, 08034-Barcelona, Spain

  2. 2

    Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA), Passeig Lluis Companys 23, 80010 Barcelona, Spain

  3. 3

    CID-CSIC, Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 OCT 2008
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

Book Series:

  1. Water Quality Measurements

Book Series Editors:

  1. Philippe Quevauviller4,5

Series Editor Information

  1. 4

    European Commission, DG Environment (BU93/142), rue de la Loi 200, 1049 Brussels, Belgium

  2. 5

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), IUWPARE, Dept; Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Building T, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470518366

Online ISBN: 9780470716090

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Keywords:

  • Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) - Ebro River basin;
  • STP efficiency and aquatic system contamination;
  • water-sediment system emerging contaminants;
  • brominated flame retardant fate and behaviour;
  • bioavailability and bioaccumulation;
  • antiepileptic and carbamazepine;
  • antihistaminic ranitidine and ß-blockers atenolol and sotalol

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Case Study 1: Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) as a Source of Pharmaceuticals in the Ebro River Basin

  • Case Study 2: Occurrence, Fate and Behaviour of Brominated Flame Retardants in the Ebro River Basin

  • Conclusions

  • References