Tomasz Puzyn

University of GdańskPoland

Dr Tomasz Puzyn is the Head of Laboratory of Environmental Chemometrics at the University of Gdansk (Poland). After obtaining his PhD in 2005 at the University of Gdansk (Poland), he spent almost two years working for the Interdisciplinary Centre for Nanotoxicity (Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA) and the National Laboratory for Environmental Studies in Tsukuba, Japan (post-doctoral fellowship by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science). His main area of interest is developing computational methods for assessing the human and environmental risk of novel chemicals. His accomplishments have been widely recognized. Tomasz Puzyn is an author of many contributions devoted to POPs/POPs-like chemicals risk assessment as well as QSAR modeling. In collaboration with Prof. Jerzy Leszczynski from the Interdisciplinary Centre for Nanotoxicity, he has developed the first Nano-QSAR models. The results were recently published in Nature Nanotechnology and Small journals.

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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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