Synergistic Impact of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDC?s) On Environmental Facilities: A Mini Review

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
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Volume-52 Number-1
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Mr. Yashas S R, Dr. B M Sadashiva Murthy
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V52P204


Mr. Yashas S R, Dr. B M Sadashiva Murthy "Synergistic Impact of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDC?s) On Environmental Facilities: A Mini Review", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V52(1),17-21 October 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

Endocrine disrupting compounds, EDCs, are recently recognized micropollutants in the field of environmental engineering These compounds are known to interfere with the delicate balance of the endocrine system of animals and man, causing variety of undesirable outcomes. The ever growing concern about the micropollutants in the different environmental facilities like water, wastewater, air etc. has made the mankind to take up case specific research to know the complete cause-effect relationships of EDC’s on wildlife and humans. The trace amount of the micropollutants in terms of Nano grams per liter is tested for its negative effects on the same. The futuristic impact of the EDC’s are; the interactive toxicological studies and the formation of the undesirable by products by mixing of one or more EDC’s. Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are assumed to be one of the main sources of various micropollutants in aquatic environments through their insufficient cleaning processes. Most WWTPs are not designed to completely eliminate micropollutants, especially when only conventional processes are employed. The removal efficiency of WWTPs varies depending on the physicochemical characteristics of the pollutants and on the treatment processes involved. Present paper reviews the fate, occurrence and the treatment efficiencies with regards to the selected EDC’s and elucidates the theory behind the concern about the EDC’s as an emerging micropollutant in the environmental facilities.

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