Emerging pollutants - Part I: Occurrence, fate and transport

Laura Sima, Janelle Amador, Allegra K. Da Silva, Sarah M. Miller, Audra N. Morse, Marie Laure Pellegrin, Channah Rock, Martha J.M. Wells

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Part I: Occurrence, Fate, and Transport (this literature review) compiles research from 2013 investigating emerging pollutants in wastewater and environmental waters and the sources of emerging pollutants. The paper summarizes important findings on environmental aquatic occurrence, persistence and transport of emerging pollutants in the environment, monitoring approaches, modeling, and regulatory discussions. The paper further mentions updates in our understanding of the toxicological impacts of these compounds where relevant specifically to wastewater. Finally, the paper speaks to the environmental sinks and degradation of pollutants. Part II: Treatment (the companion to this review) includes discussion of water and wastewater treatment technologies on emerging pollutants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1994-2035
Number of pages42
JournalWater Environment Research
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2014


  • Antibiotic resistance (ABR)
  • Contaminant of emerging concern (CEC)
  • Emerging concern
  • Emerging contaminant
  • Emerging pollutants
  • Endocrine disrupting compound (EDC)
  • Environmental presence
  • Microconstituent
  • Micropollutant
  • Nanomaterial
  • Nanoparticle
  • Nanotube
  • Occurrence
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCP)
  • Trace organic compound (TrOC or TORC)
  • Wastewater

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Ecological Modeling
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution


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