Project

Pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment: chemical trace analysis, environmental behaviour and ecological effects

Duration
01 January 2011 → 31 October 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical separation and detection techniques
    • Environmental chemistry
    • Environmental impact and risk assessment
    • Environmental monitoring
  • Engineering and technology
    • (Waste)water treatment processes
Keywords
pharmaceuticals sample preparation mass spectrometry partitioning ecotoxicity
 
Project description

Pharmaceuticals are internationally considered as emerging environmental micorpollutants. This project aims at gaining innovative insights into the environmental partitioning and ecotoxicological effects of the studied pharmaceuticals. Therefore, innovative chemical analytical methods will be developed, optimized and validated to measure trace concentration levels of selected pharmaceuticals in aqueous and solid environmental matrices.