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Influence of physicochemical parameters on PPCP occurrences in the wetlands.

Authors
  • Ohoro, Chinemerem Ruth1, 2
  • Adeniji, Abiodun Olagoke3, 4, 5
  • Elsheikh, Elsiddig A E6
  • Al-Marzouqi, Amina7
  • Otim, Michael7
  • Okoh, Omobola Oluranti3, 4
  • Okoh, Anthony Ifeanyi3, 8, 9
  • 1 SAMRC Microbial Water Quality Monitoring Centre, University of Fort Hare, Alice, 5700, South Africa. [email protected] , (South Africa)
  • 2 Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Fort Hare, Alice, 5700, South Africa. [email protected] , (South Africa)
  • 3 SAMRC Microbial Water Quality Monitoring Centre, University of Fort Hare, Alice, 5700, South Africa. , (South Africa)
  • 4 Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Fort Hare, Alice, 5700, South Africa. , (South Africa)
  • 5 Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, National University of Lesotho. P.O. Roma, 180, Maseru, Lesotho. , (Lesotho)
  • 6 Department of Applied Biology, College of Sciences, University of Sharjah, PO Box 27272, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. , (United Arab Emirates)
  • 7 Department of Health Sciences Administration, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. , (United Arab Emirates)
  • 8 Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, Alice, 5700, South Africa. , (South Africa)
  • 9 Department of Environmental Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. , (United Arab Emirates)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Apr 07, 2022
Volume
194
Issue
5
Pages
339–339
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10661-022-09990-x
PMID: 35389105
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

There have been many global studies on the occurrence and distribution of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in the aquatic resources, but reports on the effects of physicochemical properties of water on their concentrations are very scarce. The amounts and removal of these contaminants in various environmental media are dependent on these physicochemical properties, which include pH, temperature, electrical conductivity, salinity, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen. Here, we reviewed the influence of these properties on determination of PPCPs. Reports showed that increase in turbidity, electrical conductivity, and salinity gives increase in concentrations of PPCPs. Also, neutral pH gives higher PPCP concentrations, while decrease in temperature and dissolved oxygen gives low concentration of PPCPs. Nevertheless, it is quite challenging to ascertain the influence of water quality parameters on the PPCP concentration, as other factors like climate change, type of water, source of pollution, persistence, and dilution factor may have great influence on the concentration of PPCPs. Therefore, routine monitoring is suggested as most water quality parameters vary because of effects of climate change. © 2022. The Author(s).

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