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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Polyfluorinated Chemicals and Transformation Products [electronic resource] /
Type EBOOK
Author Knepper, Thomas P.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lange, Frank T.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2012
Call Number GE1-350
ISBN 9783642218729
Subjects Environmental sciences. ; Analytical biochemistry. ; Geochemistry. ; Environmental chemistry. ; Environmental Medicine. ; Environmental toxicology.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21872-9
Collation XIV, 174 p. online resource.
Notes
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Chemistry, Properties and Uses of Commercial Fluorinated Surfactants -- Perfluorinated Compounds - Occurrence and Uses in Products -- Mass Spectrometric Approaches to Reveal Biotransformation Products from Per- and Polyfluorinated Chemicals -- Sorption and Leaching Behavior of Perfluorinated Compounds in Soil -- Polyfluorinated chemicals in European Surface Waters, Ground- and Drinking Waters -- Treatment Options for the Removal and Degradation of Polyfluorinated Chemicals -- Perfluorinated Compounds in Food -- Human Biomonitoring of Perfluorinated Compounds. Due to their unparalleled effectiveness and efficiency, polyfluorinated chemicals (PFC) have become essential in numerous technical applications. However, many PFCs brought to market show limited biodegradability, and their environmental persistence combined with toxic and bioaccumulative potential have become a matter of concern in some instances. This volume highlights the synthesis of PFCs, focusing on substances with improved application and environmental properties, which are a challenge for synthetic chemists. Further, modern mass spectrometric techniques for the detection and identification of biotransformation products of PFCs are described. The sorption and leaching behavior of PFC in soil is also addressed in order to predict their fate in the environment. Several contributions discuss the monitoring of PFCs in European surface, ground and drinking waters, treatment options for PFC removal from drinking water, occurrence in food, and the human biomonitoring of PFCs.