Characterization of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and engineered nanomaterial in surface water environment

Jejal Bathi, Shirley E. Clark, Syed Tareq, Shuvashish Roy, Venkata R. Gadhamshetty

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Abstract

A vast number of synthetic organic and inorganic chemicals are constantly being developed for industrial, domestic, and agricultural applications. Some of these chemicals present adverse health effects, even at trace levels. Such chemicals when introduced to environmental subsystems including surface water are termed as contaminants of concern. Examples include polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and engineered nanomaterials (ENMs). While PAHs have been detected in significant quantities in marine sediments, their presence in fresh surface water system sediments is yet to be established. Furthermore, there is lack of cohesive research effort aimed at characterizing the ENMs in surface waters. This can be due to the lack of analytical techniques for characterizing ECCs in surface water environmental samples. The current study introduces thermal desorption extraction techniques for characterizing PAHs in urban creek sediments creeks. The study suggests potential use of the approach characterizing ENMs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2019
Subtitle of host publicationWater, Wastewater, and Stormwater; Urban Water Resources; and Municipal Water Infrastructure - Selected Papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2019
EditorsGregory F. Scott, William Hamilton
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages173-183
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780784482360
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event19th World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2019: Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater; Urban Water Resources; and Municipal Water Infrastructure - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: May 19 2019May 23 2019

Publication series

NameWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2019: Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater; Urban Water Resources; and Municipal Water Infrastructure - Selected Papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2019

Conference

Conference19th World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2019: Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater; Urban Water Resources; and Municipal Water Infrastructure
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period5/19/195/23/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Water Science and Technology

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