publication . Article . 2017

Identifying potential surface water sampling sites for emerging chemical pollutants in Gauteng Province, South Africa

F Petersen; JM Dabrowski; PBC Forbes;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2017
  • Publisher: Water Research Commission (WRC)
Abstract
Emerging chemical pollutants (ECPs) are defined as new chemicals which do not have a regulatory status, but which may have an adverse effect on human health and the environment. The occurrence and concentrations of ECPs in South African water bodies are largely unknown, so monitoring is required in order to determine the potential threat that these ECPs may pose. Relevant surface water sampling sites in the Gauteng Province of South Africa were identified utilising a geographic information system (GIS). The sites were identified by identifying potential sources of ECPs, including hospitals and clinics, sewage treatment plants, and areas with high population dens...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: fluids and secretionseducation
free text keywords: Waste Management and Disposal, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Water Science and Technology, Pollutant, Environmental protection, Water source, Environmental engineering, Surface water, Human health, Hydrology, Agriculture, business.industry, business, Chemistry, Sampling (statistics)
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publication . Article . 2017

Identifying potential surface water sampling sites for emerging chemical pollutants in Gauteng Province, South Africa

F Petersen; JM Dabrowski; PBC Forbes;