Sediments Contamination with Organic Micropollutants: Current State and Perspectives
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Czestochowa University of Technology, Water and Wastewater Technology, Department of Chemistry, Water and Wastewater Technology, Dabrowskiego st. 69, 42-200 Częstochowa, Poland
Czestochowa University of Technology, Częstochowa, Poland
Online publication date: 2016-07-14
Publication date: 2016-06-01
Civil and Environmental Engineering Reports 2016;21(2):89–107
This study focused on the sediment contamination with some organic micropollutants based on the monitoring data together with available literature in Poland. The following persistent organic pollutants (POPs): polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and chlorinated pesticides (CP) were characterized in sediments with respect to current legislations in force. Based on accessible data, higher PAHs, PCBs and CP concentrations were found in river sediments than in lake sediments. Especially, sediments of the Oder River and its tributary in the southern part of Poland, were highly polluted. In order to minimize the risk of the secondary pollution of surface waters, it is necessary to introduce consolidated management system with sediments proceeding. Furthermore, it is also of great importance to elaborate specific regulations concerning conditions of sediments management.
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