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Chemical Analysis of Emerging Pollutants

Workshop on Chemical Analysis of Emerging Pollutants
27-28 November 2006 - Mao, Menorca, Spain

About 80 participants from various scientific research institutes in Europe attended this first thematic workshop on "Chemical analysis of emerging pollutants". The workshop was organised by CSIC - Consejo Superior de Investigationes Cientificas - in Barcelona, Spain and took place in the Institut Menorqui d’Estudis (IME) in Maó, Menorca.

The workshop included six sessions: EU research on emerging contaminants, Polar pesticides, Pharmaceuticals, Halogenated emerging contaminants, Other emerging contaminants and Degradation & bioavailability of emerging contaminants, with a total number of 20 key note lectures and 22 posters.

The main objective of the event was to evaluate practical aspects and usefulness of the chemical analytical methods currently available for determining a variety of organic and inorganic compounds in environmental samples such as, water, soil/ sediment and air.

The speakers’ presentations are available as pdf files.

Workshop programme, List of participants and Abstracts (3881 kB) 

Workshop report (published in TRAC-Trends Anal Chem.) (549 kB)



Session 1 : EU research on emerging contaminants

Session 2 : Polar Pesticides

Session 3 : Pharmaceuticals

Session 4 : Halogenated emerging contaminants

  • Brominated flame retardants in industrial effluents: analytical methods and monitoring results
    Guido Vanermen - Flemish Institute for Techological Research, Mol, Belgium (not yet available)
  • The never ending story of polychlorinated paraffins: New proposals to overcome the persistent quantification problem
    Michael Oehme - Organic Analytical Chemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland (498 kB)
  • The advances in analysis of perfluorinated organic surfactants (PFCs)
    Stefan van Leeuwen - Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (not yet available)

Session 5 : Other emerging contaminants

Session 6 : Degradation and bioavailability of emerging contaminants


Monday, 27 November 2006 to Tuesday, 28 November 2006