Xenobiotic organic compounds in wastewater: A matter of concern?

Eva Eriksson, Anders Baun, Mogens Henze, Anna Ledin

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Information regarding the contents of xenobiotic organic compounds (XOCs) in wastewater is limited, but it has been shown that at least 900 different compounds / compound groups could potentially be present in grey wastewater. Analyses of Danish grey wastewater revealed the presence of several hundred of XOCs, among them mainly originating from hygiene products: chlorophenols, detergents and phthalates. Several compounds not deriving from hygiene products were also identified e.g. flame-retardants and drugs. A environmental hazard identification showed that a large number of compounds with high aquatic toxicity were present and that data for environmental fate could only be retrieved for about half of the compounds.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVintermøde om grundvandsforurening, Vingstedcentret 5-6 marts
Place of PublicationKgs. Lyngby
PublisherATV-fonden for Jord og Grundvand
Publication date2002
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventVintermøde om jord- og grundvandsforurening 2002 - Vingstedcentret, Bredsten, Denmark
Duration: 5 Mar 20026 Mar 2002


SeminarVintermøde om jord- og grundvandsforurening 2002


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