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Fate of Six Neonicotinoids During Full-scale Wastewater Treatment and Passage Through an Engineered Wetland

Abstract Six high-production-volume neonicotinoids were traced through a municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and engineered wetland located downstream, in a study motivated by reports on these insecticides posing threats to non-target invertebrate species and potentially playing a role in the global honeybee colony collapse disorder. An array of automated samplers was deployed in a five-day monitoring campaign and resultant flow-weighted samples were analyzed by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) using the isotope dilution method. Concentrations in WWTP influent and effluent were 54.7 ± 2.9 and 48.6 ± 2.7 ng/L for imidacloprid, respectively, and 3.7 ± 0.3 and 1.8 ± 0.1 ng/L for acetamiprid, respectively. A mass balance... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Sadaria, akash mahendra (Author) / HALDEN, ROLF (Advisor) / FOX, PETER (Committee member) / POPAT, SUDEEP (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental science / Environmental engineering / Environmental studies / engineered wetland / Fate of Neonicotionoids / persistence of neonicotinoids / wastewater treatment
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 41 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Civil and Environmental Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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