Biocides from façade coatings in urban surface waters: Estimating the leaching of biocides from render by polyacrylate-water partitioning constants?

Ulla E. Bollmann, K. Styszko, Yi Ou, Philipp Mayer, Stefan Trapp, Jes Vollertsen, Kai Bester

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Abstract

Leaching of biocides from façade coatings attracts more and more attention within recent years. In-can as well as film preserving biocides are added to polymer resin based
renders and paints in order protect from microbial spoilage. However, several studies revealed that biocides leach from the façade coating and are detectable in urban stormwater runoff. The present study focussed on the occurrence of biocides in the aqueous environment - both in urban water close to the sources as well as further away in fresh and marine waters. It could be shown that biocides are ubiquitous in the aqueous environment. They are detectable not only close to their sources in stormwater run-off but also further away in marine waters with concentrations up to 60 ng L-1 (mecoprop up to 200 ng L-1). Further work was done in order to estimate the leaching of biocides from building material. The possiblity of using polyacrylate-water partition constants in comparison to render-water distribution constants was introduced for this purpose. The results showed that polyacrylate-water partition constants might serve as a useful and practical tool which would be closer to the reality than the commonly used water solubilty and octanolwater partition constants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting : Abstract Book
Number of pages1
Place of PublicationBarcelona, Spain
PublisherSETAC
Publication date2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventSETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 May 20157 May 2015
Conference number: 25
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ConferenceSETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting
Number25
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period03/05/201507/05/2015
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