Concluding Remarks and Future Research Needs

  • M. Silvia Díaz-CruzEmail author
  • Damià Barceló
Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 36)


This chapter summarizes the main concluding remarks on analysis, fate, occurrence, and risk to the environment and to humans of personal care products. In addition removal technologies using different nonconventional wastewater treatment processes are being evaluated too. Finally, future research needs in this field will be summarized.


Chemical analysis Ecotoxicity Knowledge gaps Occurrence PCPs Removal Research trends 



Bioaccumulation factor


Biomagnification factor


Gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry


High-performance liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry


High-resolution mass spectrometry


Octanol-water partition coefficient


Personal care products


Ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry


White-rot fungi


Wastewater treatment plant


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environmental ChemistryInstitute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA), Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC)BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), H2O BuildingScientific and Technological Park of the University of GironaGironaSpain

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