Environmental Science and Pollution Research

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List of Papers (Total 601)

Chemical, biological, and ecotoxicological assessment of pesticides and persistent organic pollutants in the Bahlui River, Romania

Background, aim, and scope Current knowledge on environmental impacts of industrial activities in Romania, particularly persistent organic pollutants (POPs), indicates that environmental standards of the European Union are not systematically met. In our study area, additional sources of POPs are agriculture and domestic wastes. Very scarce information is available upon ...

Historical record of mercury contamination in sediments from the Babeni Reservoir in the Olt River, Romania

Background, aim and scope Mercury (Hg) is a ubiquitous and hazardous contaminant in the aquatic environment showing a strong biomagnification effect along the food chain. The most common transfer path of Hg to humans is contaminated fish consumption. In severely exposed humans, Hg poisoning may lead to damage in the central nervous system. Thus, it is important to examine current ...

The Rhine red, the fish dead—the 1986 Schweizerhalle disaster, a retrospect and long-term impact assessment

Background The November 1, 1986 fire at a Sandoz Ltd. storehouse at Schweizerhalle, an industrial area near Basel, Switzerland, resulted in chemical contamination of the environment. The storehouse, which was completely destroyed by the fire, contained pesticides, solvents, dyes, and various raw and intermediate materials. The majority of the approximately 1,250 t of stored ...

Environmental and socioeconomic assessment of impacts by mining activities—a case study in the Certej River catchment, Western Carpathians, Romania

Background, aim and scope In the region of the Apuseni Mountains, part of the Western Carpathians in Romania, metal mining activities have a long-standing tradition. These mining industries created a clearly beneficial economic development in the region. But their activities also caused impairments to the environment, such as acid mine drainage (AMD) resulting in long-lasting heavy ...

Adapting a geographical information system-based water resource management to the needs of the Romanian water authorities

Background, aim, and scope The need for global and integrated approaches to water resources management, both from the quantitative and the qualitative point of view, has long been recognized. Water quality management is a major issue for sustainable development and a mandatory task with respect to the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive as well as the Swiss ...

Ecotoxicological research and related legislation in Serbia

Introduction Several hot spots of severe freshwater pollution and sediment contamination (mostly heavy metals, polyaromatic hydrocarbons and polychlorinated biphenyls) have been identified in Serbia as the consequence of outdated environmental legislation, negligible amounts of properly treated waste waters and accidental spills. Discussion Since ecotoxicological methods have never ...

EU Water Framework Directive and Stockholm Convention

Background, aim and scope Water is a renewable resource and acceptable quality is important for human health, ecological and economic reasons, but human activity can cause great damage to the natural aquatic environment. Managing the water cycle in a sustainable way is the key to protect natural resources and human health. On a global level, the microbiological contamination of ...

The International Association for Danube Research (IAD)—portrait of a transboundary scientific NGO

Introduction The International Association for Danube Research (IAD), a legal association (Verein) according to Austrian law, presently consists of 13 member countries and 12 expert groups covering all water-relevant scientific disciplines. IAD, founded in 1956, represents a traditional and significant stakeholder in the Danube River Basin, fulfilling an important task towards an ...

Trihalomethane formation during water disinfection in four water supplies in the Somes river basin in Romania

Background, aim and scope After the discovery of chloroform in drinking water, an extensive amount of work has been dedicated to the factors influencing the formation of halogenated disinfections by-products (DBPs). The disinfection practice can vary significantly from one country to another. Whereas no disinfectant is added to many water supplies in Switzerland or no disinfectant ...

Sources and emission of greenhouse gases in Danube Delta lakes

Production of methane and carbon dioxide as well as methane concentrations in surface waters and emissions to the atmosphere were investigated in two flow-through lake complexes (Uzlina–Isac and Puiu–Rosu–Rosulet) in the Danube Delta during post-flood conditions in May and low water level in September 2006. Retained nutrients fuelled primary production and remineralisation of ...

ESTROM 2008 International Conference

As a final event of the Romanian–Swiss collaborative research program ESTROM (Environmental Science and Technology in ROMania), the International ESTROM Conference “Environmental Research and Mitigation of Water Pollution in Romania and in the Lower Danube Region” was held 3–5 September 2008 at the Romanian Academy in Bucharest, Romania. The key questions to be addressed were: What ...

ESTROM—a Romanian–Swiss research programme

In 1990, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) started a programme of scientific collaboration with Eastern European countries. Since 2000, the programme has been known as SCOPES—Scientific Co-operation between Eastern Europe and Switzerland. SCOPES projects were principally based on bottom–up proposals by research ...

Endocrine disruptors in bottled mineral water: total estrogenic burden and migration from plastic bottles

Background, aim, and scope Food consumption is an important route of human exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals. So far, this has been demonstrated by exposure modeling or analytical identification of single substances in foodstuff (e.g., phthalates) and human body fluids (e.g., urine and blood). Since the research in this field is focused on few chemicals (and thus missing ...

Acute toxicity of 353-nonylphenol and its metabolites for zebrafish embryos

Erratum to: Environ Sci Pollut Res 16(2):227−231 (2009)DOI 10.1007/s11356-008-0097-xWe have noticed that in our article published in the ESPR-March issue [Environ Sci Pollut Res 16(2):227−231 (2009)] the first name of the last author is wrong. “Andreas” Telscher has to be replaced by Markus Telscher.