Title: Analysis and distribution of estrogens and progestogens in sewage sludge, soils and sediments 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2004 
Availability: Kuster, M. et al. (2004) Analysis and distribution of estrogens and progestogens in sewage sludge, soils and sediments. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 23, No. 10–11, 2004 
Author 1/Producer: Kuster, M. 
Other Authors/Producers: López de Alda, M.J. Barceló, D. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://projects.dhi.dk/artdemo/Publications/Kuster%20M%20et% ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Sampling and analysis
 
Short description: This article focuses on solid samples and reviews the main findings so far concerning the source, the presence and the fate of estrogens and progestogens in the aquatic environment. We discuss the very few existing analytical methods for determination of estrogens and progestogens in environmental matrices (soils, sediments and sludge). Estrogens are continuously released in the aquatic environment mainly because treatment plants are unsuccessful in removing them. Studies show that estrogens and progestogens are easily distributed in the environment and are likely to accumulate in river sediments and in soils. However, it is not yet clear whether sorption or biodegradation processes play a major role in their elimination from the aquatic environment. 
Link to Project(s): ARTDEMO Artificial recharge demonstration project
 
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