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Type: Artigo
Title: Removal of endocrine disruptors in waters by adsorption, membrane filtration and biodegradation. A review
Author: Vieira, Wedja Timoteo
de Farias, Marina Barbosa
Spaolonzi, Marcela Pires
Carlos da Silva, Meuris Gurgel
Adeodato Vieira, Melissa Gurgel
Abstract: Rising anthropogenic activities have increased waste production and, in turn, the concentration of contaminants in waters. In particular, endocrine disruptors are natural and synthetic contaminants that cause many health problems. Endocrine disruptors bioaccumulate and alter the endocrine systems of both humans and wildlife. Endocrine disruptors are health hazards even at low concentrations. Their recalcitrant properties make the current water and wastewater management system inefficient for their removal. Hence, new removal methods need to be designed and employed. Here, we review alternative technologies for the removal of endocrine disruptors from aqueous matrices, with focus on adsorption, membrane separation and biodegradation. The efficiency, materials, methods, advantages and disadvantages of these treatments are analysed and compared. The main endocrine disruptors include parabens, bisphenols, phthalates, estradiols, nonylphenols and some pesticides
Subject: Contaminantes emergentes na água
Country: Alemanha
Editor: Springer
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s10311-020-01000-1
Date Issue: 2020
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