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Determination of nonylphenolic compounds in sewage treatment by high-performance liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry


Ahel, Marijan; Terzić, Senka
Determination of nonylphenolic compounds in sewage treatment by high-performance liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry // Book of Abstracts: 10th International Symposium on Separation Sciences "New Achievements in Chromatography" / Šegudović, N. (ur.).
Zagreb: Croatian Society of Chemical Engineers, 2004. (poster, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Determination of nonylphenolic compounds in sewage treatment by high-performance liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry

Autori
Ahel, Marijan ; Terzić, Senka

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
Book of Abstracts: 10th International Symposium on Separation Sciences "New Achievements in Chromatography" / Šegudović, N. - Zagreb : Croatian Society of Chemical Engineers, 2004

Skup
10th International Symposium on Separation Sciences "New Achievements in Chromatography"

Mjesto i datum
Opatija, 12-15.10.2004

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Poster

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Nonylphenolic compounds; sewage

Sažetak
Aromatic surfactants of nonylphenol polyethoxylate (NPnEO) type with estimated annual worldwide production rates of about 6 x 105 tons belong to the most popular surfactant classes. NPnEO exhibit a complex metabolic behaviour in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and natural waters, yielding a variety of relatively stable metabolic products. Due to the widespread use of NPnEO and considerable toxicities of their alkylphenol moietycontaining metabolites to the aquatic life, surfactant-derived nonylphenolic compounds should be considered potentially important environmental contaminants. In addition, most of alkylphenolic metabolites were reported to be weakly estrogenic to fish. The aim of this study was to determine the compositional changes of nonylphenolic compounds in Croatian municipal wastewaters and treated effluents using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) with a special emphasis on the assessment of potential toxic and endocrine-disrupting effects. The analysis comprised the determination of parent compounds (NPnEO) as well as their stable degradation products, including nonylphenol (NP), nonylphenol mono- and diethoxylates (NP1EO and NP2EO) and nonylphenoxy carboxylic acids (NPnEC). It was shown that the composition of nonylphenolic compounds in raw wastewaters might often be ecotoxicologically rather unfavourable due to the enhanced relative contributions of the toxic and endocrine-disrupting alkylphenolic compounds such as nonylphenols (NP) and lipophylic NPnEO that are formed under hypoxic conditions in the sewer system. The aerobic sewage sludge treatment reduces the toxic effects associated with nonylphenolic compounds, while a more careful assessment is needed to evaluate possible endocrine-disrupting effects.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Geologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
0098120

Ustanove
Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Marijan Ahel, (145)
Senka Terzić, (157181)