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Endocrine Disrupters in Wastewater and Sludge Treatment Processes

1st Edition

Edited by Jason W. Birkett, John N. Lester

CRC Press

312 pages | 59 B/W Illus.

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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.

Reviews

"This book … presents the latest research on EDCs. … the information is clearly presented, includes many detailed and comprehensive tables that facilitate speedy access to precise data, and constitutes an excellent resource for research workers and professional in the field of Environmental Toxicology."

- International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Table of Contents

SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM, J.W. Birkett

Introduction

The Endocrine System

Definitions

Compounds of Interest (Chemicals with Potentially Endocrine Disrupting Properties)

Properties of EDCs

Environmental EDC Programs

Reasons for Concern

References

SOURCES OF ENDOCRINE DISRUPTERS, J.W. Birkett

Introduction

Specific Sources Relating to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)

References

METHODS FOR THE DETERMINATION OF ENDOCRINE DISRUPTERS, M.D. Scrimshaw and N. Voulvoulis

In Vitro Assays

In Vivo Assays

Screening Systems

Chemical Techniques

Other Techniques for Quantification

Application of Methods

Conclusions

References

FATE AND BEHAVIOUR OF ENDOCRINE DISRUPTERS IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESSES, K. Langford and J.N. Lester

Introduction

Behavior of Endocrine Disrupters in Sewage Treatment Works

Fate of Endocrine Disrupters in Sewage Treatment Works

References

FATE AND BEHAVIOUR OF ENDOCRINE DISRUPTERS IN SLUDGE TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL, M.D. Scrimshaw and J.N. Lester

Introduction

Pre-Digestion Treatment Techniques

Sludge Stabilisation Techniques

Post-Digestion Treatment

Sludge Disposal Options and their Impact

References

ENDOCRINE DISRUPTERS IN RECEIVING WATERS, R.L. Gomes and J.N. Lester

Introduction

Endocrine Disrupters in the Receiving Aquatic Environment

References

ENDOCRINE DISRUPTERS IN DRINKING WATER AND WATER REUSE, R.L. Gomes and J.N. Lester

Introduction

Endocrine Disrupters and Drinking Water

Endocrine Disrupters and Drinking Water Quality Legislation

Endocrine Disrupters and Water Reuse

Drinking Water Treatment and Indirect Potable Reuse: A Case Study

References

MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR ENDOCRINE DISRUPTERS IN THE AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT, M. R. Gaterell

Introduction

Analysing the Process Chain

Economic and Environmental Considerations

Decision Support Tools

References

About the Authors/Editors

Birkett\, Jason W.; Lester\, John N.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TEC010030
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply