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Occurrence, Distribution and Ecological Risk of Bisphenol Analogues in the Surface Water from a Water Diversion Project in Nanjing, China

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Key Laboratory of Integrated Regulation and Resources Development, College of Environment, Hohai University, Nanjing 210098, China
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Engineering Innovation Center of Land Ecological Monitoring and Remediation, Ministry of Natural Resources, Geological Survey of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing 210018, China
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Everbright Environmental Protection Technology and Equipment (Changzhou) Co., Ltd., Changzhou 213011, China
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Suzhou Litree Ultra-Filtration Membrane Technology Co., Ltd., Suzhou 215000, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(18), 3296; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16183296
Received: 4 August 2019 / Revised: 2 September 2019 / Accepted: 5 September 2019 / Published: 7 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Environmental Science and Engineering)
Due to the widespread use of bisphenol analogues (BPs) as alternatives to bisphenol A (BPA), considerable attention for health risk has been shown in aquatic ecosystems. The occurrence and distribution of six BPs were researched in a soluble phase (<10−3 μm), colloidal phase (10−3 μm to 1 µm), and suspended particulate matter (SPM >1 µm) in a water diversion project of Nanjing, China. Except for bisphenol Z, all BPs were detected in two or three phases, where the total concentrations of detected BPs were 161–613 ng/L, 5.19–77.2 ng/L, and 47.5–353 ng/g for the soluble phase, colloidal phase, and SPM, respectively. Among the detected compounds, BPA is still the dominant BPs in the soluble and colloidal phases, which is followed by bisphenol-S , while bisphenol-AF was the major contaminant in SPM, followed by BPA. The mean contribution proportions of colloids were 1–2 orders of magnitude higher than SPM, which suggests that colloids have a clear impact on regulating BPs’ environmental behaviors. In terms of spatial distribution, the water diversion project could reduce the pollution levels of BPs, which might further affect the ecological security of the Yangtze River. View Full-Text
Keywords: bisphenol analogues; colloids; suspended particulate matter; environmental risk; water diversion project bisphenol analogues; colloids; suspended particulate matter; environmental risk; water diversion project
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Zheng, C.; Liu, J.; Ren, J.; Shen, J.; Fan, J.; Xi, R.; Chen, W.; Chen, Q. Occurrence, Distribution and Ecological Risk of Bisphenol Analogues in the Surface Water from a Water Diversion Project in Nanjing, China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 3296.

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