Hydrology: Current Research

ISSN: 2157-7587

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Satinder K. Brar

Assistant Professor, INRS-ETE, Université du Québec Centre Eau, Terre & Environnement/Centre for Water,

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    Emerging Contaminants - Small Concentrations, Big Problems
    Author(s): Satinder K. BrarSatinder K. Brar

    For the last decade, we have seen an upsurge in the scientific documentation of emerging contaminants which comprises several chemical and microbial constituents that have not traditionally been considered as contaminants and are present in the environment on a global scale. Emerging contaminants can originate from a variety of animal- and human-waste sources, including municipal, agricultural, and industrial wastewater pathways. The emerging contaminants comprise, nanoparticles, endocrine disrupter compounds, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, prions, cyanobacteria, plasticizers, organometallic compounds, among others. The trail to the environment can be from rapid and direct discharges of effluent into a water body or the slow leaching of stored waste through soils. These emerging contaminants represent a shift in traditional thinking, as many are produced industrially yet .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7587.1000101e

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