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Photochemistry of Antibiotics and Estrogens in Surface Waters: Persistence and Potency

The magnitude of the effects and potential threat to water quality   due to antibiotics and hormones is, in part, determined by the   compounds' persistence in aquatic systems. The principle goal of   this proposed study is to understand one aspect of their   persistence -- their degradation by photochemical processes. The   investigators for this project believe that photodegradation may be   a major loss process for these compounds in sunlit waters. Thus, it   is important to understand the photochemical processes that degrade   these chemicals in surface waters, to identify intermediates and   products that are formed, and to assess the biological activity of   these products.    (antibiotic); (anitbiotics); (estrogen); (estrogens); (hormone);   (hormones); (human hormones); (human hormone); (chemical of   concern); (chemicals of concern); (tetracycline); (pharmaceutical);   (pharmaceuticals)

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Publication
Researchers
Deborah SwackhamerResearcher
Associated with 7 projects
Kristopher McNeillPrincipal Investigator
Associated with 3 projects
Agencies
U.S. Geological Survey $ 0.00USDEstimates

Funding 13 projects for a total of $538,321.00
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Laboratory Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Biochemical
Cellular
Physical/Chemical
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Superior
Out of Basin
State Province
Minnesota
Annex Numbers
Hazardous Polluting Substances - lists
Persistent Toxic Substances
Research & Development
Annex 17
Physical and transformational processes affecting delivery of pollutants
General
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Hazardous Polluting Substances - lists
    Persistent Toxic Substances
    Research & Development
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Physical and transformational processes affecting delivery of pollutants

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