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Xenobiotic organic compounds in greywater and environmental health impacts

Noman, Efaq Ali and Al-Gheethi, Adel Ali Saeed and A. Talip, Balkis and Radin Mohamed, Radin Maya Saphira and Nagao, H. and Mohd Kassim, Amir Hashim (2018) Xenobiotic organic compounds in greywater and environmental health impacts. In: Management of Greywater in Developing Countries. Springer International Publishing AG, pp. 89-108. ISBN 9783319902685

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One of the most common organic compounds which represents real challenges in the environmental pollution treatment is the xenobiotic organic compounds (XOCs). They are complex organic compounds which have high persistence in the environment extend for several years due to their chemical structure. Meanwhile, its hazards risk lies in tier active poisons which directly affect aquatic life within a short exposure time. XOCs in the greywater are generated from utilisation of detergents and personal body care products and they have the potential to persist in nature for a long time and thus have long-term effects to the environment including toxicity and bioaccumulation in the organism’s cells. There are many literatures discussing about the types of XOCs of greywater. For instance, some types of XOCs in greywater are toxic for aquaculture. This chapter will discuss the occurrence of XOCs in the greywater, chemical structure and bioassay for the toxicity of these compounds.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: XOCs; toxicity; health risk; regulations; greywater
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD201-500 Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 01:11
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 01:11
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11142
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