1st Edition

Endocrine Disrupters in Wastewater and Sludge Treatment Processes

Edited By Jason W. Birkett, John N. Lester Copyright 2003
    312 Pages
    by CRC Press

    310 Pages 59 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) have been shown to produce changes in the endocrine system of organisms, leading to increases in cancers and abnormalities in reproductive structure and function. This book presents research on the endocrine-disrupting effects of sewage and industrial effluents, covering the sources, fate, and transport of EDCs, and sludge treatment and disposal options considered in regard to their implications for receiving environments. It also addresses the potential sources and analysis of these substances in waters, sediments, and sludges. In addition, the authors review current legislation and potential management strategies for endocrine disrupters in the environment.

    Scope of the Problem. Sources of Endocrine Disrupters. Methods for the Determination of Endocrine Disrupters. Fate and Behaviour of Endocrine Disrupters in Wastewater Treatment Processes. Fate and Behaviour of Endocrine Disrupters in Sludge Treatment and Disposal. Endocrine Disrupters in Receiving Waters. Endocrine Disrupters in Drinking Water and Water Reuse. Management Strategies for Endocrine Disrupters in the Aquatic Environment.


    Jason W. Birkett, John N. Lester