Screening for pharmaceuticals and other emerging pollutants in sediments of major European estuaries

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by Martin Krauss, Werner Brack, Liza-Marie Beckers, Riccardo Massei, Lena Schinkel, Jens Prothmann (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, UFZ-Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research)


  • Continuous production, distribution and discharge of organic pollutants such as pharmaceuticals and pesticides
  • Biologically active substances
  • Sediments important and often neglected sinks for organic pollutants

Research Aims

  • Establishment of extraction, clean-up and screening method suitable for non-target screening
  • Investigation of extent of sediment contamination with human pharmaceuticals and pesticides and assessment of pollution patterns in European estuaries

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