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Título: Multimedia fate modeling and comparative impact on freshwater ecosystems of pharmaceuticals from biosolids-amended soils
Autor: Morais, Sérgio Alberto
Delerue-Matos, Cristina
Gabarrell, Xavier
Blánquez, Paqui
Palavras-chave: Pharmaceuticals
Biosolids
Land application
Probabilistic comparative impact
Freshwater ecotoxicity
Multimedia fate modeling
Data: 2013
Editora: Elsevier
Relatório da Série N.º: Chemosphere; Vol. 93, Issue 2
Resumo: This study modeled the impact on freshwater ecosystems of pharmaceuticals detected in biosolids following application on agricultural soils. The detected sulfonamides and hydrochlorothiazide displayed comparatively moderate retention in solid matrices and, therefore, higher transfer fractions from biosolids to the freshwater compartment. However, the residence times of these pharmaceuticals in freshwater were estimated to be short due to abiotic degradation processes. The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory mefenamic acid had the highest environmental impact on aquatic ecosystems and warrants further investigation. The estimation of the solid-water partitioning coefficient was generally the most influential parameter of the probabilistic comparative impact assessment. These results and the modeling approach used in this study serve to prioritize pharmaceuticals in the research effort to assess the risks and the environmental impacts on aquatic biota of these emerging pollutants.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.22/3354
ISSN: 0045-6535
Versão do Editor: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0045653513006991
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