Emerging pollutants in the urban water cycle in Latin America: A review of the current literature

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Title: Emerging pollutants in the urban water cycle in Latin America: A review of the current literature
Authors: Peña-Guzmán, Carlos | Ulloa-Sánchez, Stefanie | Mora, Karen | Helena-Bustos, Rosa | Lopez-Barrera, Ellie | Alvarez, Johan | Rodriguez-Pinzón, Manuel
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Universitario del Agua y las Ciencias Ambientales
Keywords: Emerging pollutants | Urban water cycle | Latin America
Knowledge Area: Ingeniería Química
Issue Date: 1-May-2019
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Journal of Environmental Management. 2019, 237: 408-423. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.100
Abstract: Emerging pollutants (EP) are increasingly studied and characterized worldwide to improve the understanding of their environmental and toxicological impacts and their occurrence and behaviors in different environmental systems. Latin America has been subject to both environmental and toxicological impacts due to EP. To better understand these impacts, studies concerning pollutants have increased for the last ten years. The current study presents a critical review on the occurrence of different emerging pollutants in various components of the urban water cycle (UWC) in Latin America. The review is based on studies performed in 11 different countries between 1999 and 2018. The countries where the higher number of investigations were conducted are Brazil (53%) and Mexico (15%). The EP most often studied within the literature are pharmaceuticals, followed by personal care products. The most common EP reported were 17β-estradiol, bisphenol A and estrone; The UWC component with the greatest number of measurements in the reported studies were effluents from wastewater treatment plants.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/90210
ISSN: 0301-4797 (Print) | 1095-8630 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.100
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2019 Elsevier Ltd.
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.02.100
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