Fate and effects of personal care products in subtropical and tropical sediments: the importance of sediment-dwelling invertebrates for degradation

Project: Research

Project Details


The project aims at addressing the impact of 1) household and personal care chemicals (HPCs) in a direct discharge scenario in China (Guangzhou) and Thailand (Bangkok) addressing the “legacy” part of the direct discharge question with focus on sediment-dwelling fauna within a gradient from the wastewater outlet covering areas affected by wastewater (impact zones) to unaffected areas, and 2) key sediment dwellers and the microbial community for the fate (persistence) of HPCs in the receiving sediment
Effective start/end date15/12/201214/11/2017

Research Output

  • 1 Journal article

Occurrence and ecological risk assessment of emerging organic chemicals in urban rivers: Guangzhou as a case study in China

Peng, F., Pan, C. G., Zhang, M., Zhang, N. S., Windfeld, R., Salvito, D., Selck, H., Van den Brink, P. J. & Ying, G., 2017, In : Science of the Total Environment. 589, p. 46-55 10 p.

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