Xenobiotics in the Urban Water Cycle

Mass Flows, Environmental Processes, Mitigation and Treatment Strategies

  • Despo Fatta-Kassinos
  • Kai Bester
  • Klaus Kümmerer

Part of the Environmental Pollution book series (EPOL, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Occurrence Concentrations, Sources and Fluxes of Xenobiotics in Urban Waters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kai Bester, Christa S. McArdell, Cajsa Wahlberg, Thomas D. Bucheli
      Pages 3-26
    3. Erica Donner, Eva Eriksson, Hans-Christian Holten-Lützhøft, Lian Scholes, Mike Revitt, Anna Ledin
      Pages 27-50
    4. Maria Huerta-Fontela, Maria Teresa Galceran, Francesc Ventura
      Pages 51-71
    5. Miguel Pelaez, Maria G. Antoniou, Xuexiang He, Dionysios D. Dionysiou, Armah A. de la Cruz, Katerina Tsimeli et al.
      Pages 101-127
    6. Giusy Lofrano, Anastasia Nikolaou, Maria Kostopoulou, Giovanni Pagano, Vincenzo Belgiorno, Rodolfo Maria Alessandro Napoli
      Pages 129-145
  3. Fate, Effects and Risks of Xenobiotics in Urban Waters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Ioannis K. Konstantinou, Dimitra A. Lambropoulou, Triantafyllos A. Albanis
      Pages 179-194
    3. Mario Schirmer, Frido Reinstorf, Sebastian Leschik, Andreas Musolff, Ronald Krieg, Karsten Osenbrück et al.
      Pages 213-226
    4. Ingrid Bazin, Aurelie Gadal, Eveline Touraud, Benoit Roig
      Pages 245-257
  4. Treatment Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. M. H. Lamoree, J. G. M. Derksen, S. C. van der Linden, C. A. Uijterlinde, P de Voogt
      Pages 261-282
    3. Francisco Omil, Sonia Suárez, Marta Carballa, Rubén Reif, Juan M. Lema
      Pages 283-306
    4. Andrea J. C. Semião, Andrea I. Schäfer
      Pages 307-338
    5. M. Concetta Tomei, M. Cristina Annesini, Andrew J. Daugulis
      Pages 355-374
    6. Despo Fatta-Kassinos, Evroula Hapeshi, Sixto Malato, Dionisis Mantzavinos, Luigi Rizzo, Nikos P. Xekoukoulotakis
      Pages 387-412
    7. Tomas Vanek, Radka Podlipna, Zuzana Fialova, Sarka Petrova, Petr Soudek
      Pages 431-444
    8. Burkhard Stachel, Jens-Uwe Holthuis, Wolfgang Schulz, Wolfram Seitz, Walter H. Weber, Klaus-Thorsten Tegge et al.
      Pages 445-461
  5. Mitigation Measures – Technical and Socioeconomic Instruments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 463-463
    2. Cajsa Wahlberg, Arne Jamtrot
      Pages 465-479
  6. Outlook

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 481-481
    2. Kai Bester, Despo Fatta-Kassinos, Klaus Kümmerer
      Pages 483-485
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 487-507

About this book


The presence of xenobiotics in the aquatic environment is seen as one of the biggest challenges for a sustainable water future.   Thus, there is a need to understand, in an integrated manner, the sources, flow paths, fate and effects of xenobiotics in the urban water cycle.

 This book is an authoritative and comprehensive reference source covering:

-occurrence, sources and fluxes of xenobiotics in urban waters  

-processes concerning the fate and transport of xenobiotics, mass flows and transformation products 

-mitigation, treatment methods and systems for the removal of xenobiotics

-risk assessment methodologies and risk management 

-information on source control and mitigation measures

The book contains a wealth of information on some of the compounds most frequently found in urban water systems, and of special interest will be the chapters dealing with compounds that have only recently been investigated, such as illicit drugs, scents, and toxins.

The book will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, municipal authorities, and international policy-makers.


Stormwater contaminants emissions environment mass flows risk assessment sources and fluxes toxicity urban water cycle water/wastewater xenobiotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Despo Fatta-Kassinos
    • 1
  • Kai Bester
    • 2
  • Klaus Kümmerer
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of CyprusNicosiaCyprus
  2. 2.Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental EngineeringAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  3. 3.Department of Environmental Health SciencesUniversity Medical Center FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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