Analytical methods for determining environmental contaminants of concern in water and wastewater

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    Abstract

    Control and prevention of environmental pollution have emerged as paramount global concerns. Anthropogenic activities, such as industrial discharges, agricultural runoff, and improper waste disposal, introduce a wide range of contaminants into various ecosystems. These pollutants encompass organic and inorganic compounds, particulates, microorganisms, and disinfection by-products, posing severe threats to human health, ecosystems, and the environment. Effective monitoring methods are indispensable for assessing environmental quality, identifying pollution sources, and implementing remedial measures. This paper suggests that the development and utilization of highly advanced analytical tools are both essential for the analysis of contaminants in water samples, presenting a foundational hypothesis for the review. This paper comprehensively reviews the development and utilization of highly advanced analytical tools which is mandatory for the analysis of contaminants in water samples. Depending on the specific pollutants being studied, the choice of analytical methods widely varies. It also reveals insights into the diverse applications and effectiveness of these methods in assessing water quality and contaminant levels. By emphasizing the critical role of the reviewed monitoring methods, this review seeks to deepen the understanding of pollution challenges and inspire innovative monitoring solutions that contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable global environment. • Urgent global concerns: control and prevention of pollution from diverse sources. • Varied contaminants, diverse methods: comprehensive review of analytical tools. • Inspiring a sustainable future: innovative monitoring for a cleaner environment.

    Original languageBritish English
    Article number102582
    JournalMethodsX
    Volume12
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 2024

    Keywords

    • Analytical techniques
    • Disinfection by-products
    • Emerging organic pollutants
    • Inorganic compounds
    • Microorganisms
    • Particulates
    • Persistent organic pollutants
    • Water analysis

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