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Organic Pollutants Ten Years After the Stockholm Convention

Environmental and Analytical Update

Edited by Tomasz Puzyn

University of Gdańsk, Poland


Ten years after coming into force of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), a wide range of organic chemicals (industrial formulations, plant protection products, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, etc.) still poses the highest priority environmental hazard. The broadening of knowledge of organic pollutants (OPs) environmental fate and effects, as well as the decontamination techniques, is accompanied by an increase in significance of certain pollution sources (e.g. sewage sludge and dredged sediments application, textile industry), associated with a potential generation of new dangers for humans and natural ecosystems. The present book addresses these aspects, especially in the light of Organic Pollutants risk assessment as well as the practical application of novel analytical methods and techniques for removing OPs from the environment. Providing analytical and environmental update, this contribution can be particularly valuable for engineers and environmental scientists.

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Organic Pollutants Ten Years After the Stockholm ConventionEnvironmental and Analytical UpdateEdited by Tomasz Puzyn

Published: February 24th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1381

ISBN: 978-953-307-917-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4347-5

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

114603 Total Chapter Downloads

158 Crossref Citations

358 Web of Science Citations

430 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Inputs of POPs into Soils by Sewage Sludge and Dredged Sediments Application

By Radim Vácha


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2. Textile Finishing Industry as an Important Source of Organic Pollutants

By Alenka Majcen Le Marechal, Boštjan Križanec, Simona Vajnhandl and Julija Volmajer Valh


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3. Textile Organic Dyes – Characteristics, Polluting Effects and Separation/Elimination Procedures from Industrial Effluents – A Critical Overview

By Zaharia Carmen and Suteu Daniela


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4. Bioavailability of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Studied Through Single-Species Ecotoxicity Tests and Laboratory Microcosm Assays

By Bernard Clément


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5. Exposure Assessment to Persistent Organic Pollutants in Wildlife: The Case Study of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico

By Guillermo Espinosa-Reyes, Donaji J. González-Mille, César A. Ilizaliturri-Hernández, Fernando Díaz-Barríga Martínez and Jesús Mejía-Saavedra


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6. Depositional History of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Reconstruction of Petroleum Pollution Record in Peninsular Malaysia

By Mahyar Sakari


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7. The Mass Distribution of Particle-Bound PAH Among Aerosol Fractions: A Case-Study of an Urban Area in Poland

By Wioletta Rogula-Kozłowska, Barbara Kozielska, Barbara Błaszczak and Krzysztof Klejnowski


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8. Global Distillation in an Era of Climate Change

By Ross Sadler and Des Connell


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9. Rapid Detection and Recognition of Organic Pollutants at Trace Levels by Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering

By Zhengjun Zhang, Qin Zhou and Xian Zhang


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10. Fenton´s Process for the Treatment of Mixed Waste Chemicals

By Cláudia Telles Benatti and Célia Regina Granhen Tavares


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11. Fundamental Mechanistic Studies of the Photo-Fenton Reaction for the Degradation of Organic Pollutants

By Amilcar Machulek Jr., Frank H. Quina, Fabio Gozzi, Volnir O. Silva, Leidi C. Friedrich and José E. F. Moraes


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12. Photocatalytic Degradation of Organic Pollutants: Mechanisms and Kinetics

By Malik Mohibbul Haque, Detlef Bahnemann and Mohammad Muneer


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13. Study on Sono-Photocatalytic Degradation of POPs: A Case Study Hydrating Polyacrylamide in Wastewater

By Fanxiu Li


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14. Chemical Degradation of Chlorinated Organic Pollutants for In Situ Remediation and Evaluation of Natural Attenuation

By Junko Hara


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15. Electrochemical Incineration of Organic Pollutants for Wastewater Treatment: Past, Present and Prospect

By Songsak Klamklang, Hugues Vergnes, Kejvalee Pruksathorn and Somsak Damronglerd


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16. Research on Pressure Swing Adsorption of Resin for Treating Gas Containing Toluene

By Ruixia Wei and Shuguo Zhao


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17. Vapor Phase Hydrogen Peroxide – Method for Decontamination of Surfaces and Working Areas from Organic Pollutants

By Petr Kačer, Jiří Švrček, Kamila Syslová, Jiří Václavík, Dušan Pavlík, Jaroslav Červený and Marek Kuzma


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18. Organic Pollutants Treatment from Air Using Electron Beam Generated Nonthermal Plasma – Overview

By Yongxia Sun and A. G. Chmielewski


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19. Alternative Treatment of Recalcitrant Organic Contaminants by a Combination of Biosorption, Biological Oxidation and Advanced Oxidation Technologies

By Roberto Candal, Marta Litter, Lucas Guz, Elsa López Loveira, Alejandro Senn and Gustavo Curutchet


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