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Title: The occurrence of acid herbicides concentrations in some environmental samples from Romania
Authors: Puiu, Diana 
Scutariu, Roxana Elena 
Iancu, Vasile 
Tatarus, Alina 
Vasilache, Nicoleta 
Affiliations: National Research and Development Institute for Industrial Ecology, ECOIND 
Keywords: Acid herbicides;Soil;Surface water;Synthetic auxins
Issue Date: Oct-2020
Publisher: National Research and Development Institute for Industrial Ecology, INCD-ECOIND
Herbicides are used worldwide in order to treat the agricultural crops, garden soil or aquatic cultures. Due to known environmental effects as aquatic organism toxicity (mortality, growth inhibition, population abundance) or fast soil percolation to groundwater, accompanied by low degradation in water treatment stations, these
compounds are usually monitored in developing countries. Based on accessible reported data, it is little known about the amount of herbicides uses in Romania, and not at all about, the target compounds concentrations in different environmental sectors. The few studies that analyzed the organic contamination of Danube River and
its major tributaries identify hundreds of ng/L of persistent pollutants as pesticides, pharmaceuticals or musk fragrances. This paper investigates the occurrence of four acidic herbicides (triclopyr, fluroxypyr, dicamba and clopyralid) in Romania’s Tarnava River bank and in some surface waters upstream and downstream the Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs).
Book of Abstracts, 23rd International Symposium The Environment and the Industry, E-SIMI 2020, 24-25 September 2020, pp. 90-91
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