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Formation of Polyhalogenated Dioxins and Furans from Triclosan and PBDEs in Rivers

This collaborative research project between University of Minnesota   and Virginia Polytechnic Institute will investigate the formation of   persistent hydrophobic products resulting from the chlorination of   wastewater effluent when wastewater is discharged into aquatic   environments. Specifically, the PIs propose that the presence of the   antimicrobial compound, triclosan, and commonly used flame   retardants, polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs), in wastewater can   lead to chlorinated and brominated dioxins and furans. This project   will lead to better information concerning the reactivity of   halogenated and hydroxylated diphenylethers during wastewater   treatment and in the environment. The combination of fundamental   laboratory studies of chemical reactions and field measurements   involving two wastewater treatment plants is an important component   of the research.    (triclosan); (dioxin); (dioxins); (furan); (furans); (PBDE's);   (PBDEs); (PBDE); (polybrominated diphenylethers); (polybrominated   diphenylether); (toxic organic); (toxic organics); (POPs); (POP's);   (POP); (persistent organic pollutants); (persistent organic   pollutant); (diphenylethers); (diphenylether); (chemicals of   concern); (chemical of concern); (chemicals of emerging concern);   (chemical of emerging concern)

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Laboratory Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Biochemical
Physical/Chemical
Impact of Pollutants
Toxic Organics
Annex Numbers
Persistent Toxic Substances
Research & Development
Specific Objectives for toxic substances and effluents
Annex 17
Control technologies for treatment of municipal and industrial effluents/emissions
Physical and transformational processes affecting delivery of pollutants
General
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Persistent Toxic Substances
    Research & Development
    Specific Objectives for toxic substances and effluents
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Control technologies for treatment of municipal and industrial effluents/emissions
    Physical and transformational processes affecting delivery of pollutants

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