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Title: The fate and effects of triclosan in soils amended with biosolids
Author: Butler, Emma
Awarding Body: Cranfield University
Current Institution: Cranfield University
Date of Award: 2012
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Many hydrophobic pollutants can be emitted to agricultural soils if sewage sludge is used as a fertiliser. The fate and effects of pollutants in such receiving environments are relatively poorly understood compared with our knowledge of chemical behaviour and impact in surface waters. One chemical of particular concern is triclosan because it has antimicrobial properties which could affect important soil functions. Triclosan is hydrophobic, which means it will sorb appreciably to organic solids and is not readily biodegradable. It is also used extensively in personal care products. These factors have prompted considerable attention in the literature with respect to its environmental profile. In recent years, this attention has shifted away from the water environment to terrestrial systems. This thesis bridges some of the knowledge gaps considering the fate (specifically mineralisation, primary degradation and the formation of bound residues) and the effects (to the soil function and phenotype) of triclosan in soils amended with biosolids. Cont/d.
Supervisor: Whelan, Michael; Sakrabani, R. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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