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Prioritisation of organic contaminants in a river basin using chemical analyses and bioassays

Smital, Tvrtko; Terzić, Senka; Lončar, Jovica; Senta, Ivan; Žaja, Roko; Popović, Marta; Mikac, Iva; Tollefsen, Knut-Erik; Thomas, Kevin V.; Ahel, Marijan
Prioritisation of organic contaminants in a river basin using chemical analyses and bioassays // Environmental science and pollution research international, 20 (2013), 3; 1384-1395 doi:10.1007/s11356-012-1059-x (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Prioritisation of organic contaminants in a river basin using chemical analyses and bioassays

Smital, Tvrtko ; Terzić, Senka ; Lončar, Jovica ; Senta, Ivan ; Žaja, Roko ; Popović, Marta ; Mikac, Iva ; Tollefsen, Knut-Erik ; Thomas, Kevin V. ; Ahel, Marijan

Environmental science and pollution research international (0944-1344) 20 (2013), 3; 1384-1395

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
River basin ; priority contaminants ; iIntegrated assessment ; bioassays ; GC/MS ; LC/MS

Region-specific contaminant prioritisation is an important prerequisite for sustainable and cost- effective monitoring due to the high number of different contaminants that may be present. Surface water and sediment samples from the Sava River, Croatia, were collected at four locations covering a 150-km-long river section characterised by well-defined pollution gradients. Analysis of contaminant profiles along the pollution gradients was performed by combining toxicity screening using a battery of small-scale or in vitro bioassays, which covered different modes of action, with detailed chemical characterisation based on gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) and liquid chromatography/quadrupole time- of-flight mass spectrometry (LC-QTOF-MS). A large number of contaminants, belonging to different toxicant classes, were identified in both analysed matrices. Analyses of water samples showed that contaminants having polar character occurred in the highest concentrations, while in sediments, contributions from both non-polar and amphiphilic contaminants should be taken into account. Estimated contributions of individual contaminant classes to the overall toxicity indicated that, besides the classical pollutants, a number of emerging contaminants, including surfactants, pharmaceuticals, personal care products and plasticizers, should be taken into consideration in future monitoring activities. This work demonstrates the importance of the integrated chemical and bioanalytical approach for a systematic region-specific pollutant prioritisation. Finally, the results presented in this study confirm that hazard assessment in complex environmental matrices should be directed towards identification of key pollutants, rather than focusing on a priori selected contaminants alone.

Izvorni jezik

Znanstvena područja
Geologija, Biologija


Projekt / tema
098-0982934-2712 - Organski spojevi kao molekulski obilježivači antropogenog utjecaja na okoliš (Marijan Ahel, )
098-0982934-2745 - Ekotoksikološko značenje ABC transportnih proteina u vodenih organizama (Tvrtko Smital, )

Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb

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