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Concluding Remarks and Future Research Needs

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Chemical analysis Ecotoxicity Knowledge gaps Occurrence PCPs Removal Research trends 

Abbreviations

BAF

Bioaccumulation factor

BMF

Biomagnification factor

GC-MS:

Gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry

HPLC-MS

High-performance liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry

HRMS

High-resolution mass spectrometry

Kow

Octanol-water partition coefficient

PCPs

Personal care products

UHPLC-MS

Ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry

WRF

White-rot fungi

WWTPs

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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