PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS


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PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS
PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTSPersistent organic pollutants (POPs) are C-based chemical substances that are i) persistent, ii) highly toxic, iii) bioaccumulative, and iv) subject to long-range transport leading to regional and even global pollution. Generally, POPs are sorted according to their principal source categories: i) intentionally synthesized for different purposes, or ii) unintentionally/accidentally produced in industrial synthesis or combustion (e.g., coal, biomass, and waste combustion or emissions from road vehicles) processes. In addition, some of them may result from natural processes. Due to POPs hazardous effects on humans and ecosystems, the Stockholm Convention (6) requires its parties to im…
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Rao Y. Surampalli, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, Dist.M.ASCE; Tian C. Zhang, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, F.ASCE; Satinder Kaur Brar, Ph.D.; Krishnamoorthy Hegde, Ph.D.; Rama Pulicharla, Ph.D.; Mausam Verma, Ph.D.: Handbook of Environmental Engineering. PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2018), AccessEngineering Export