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Open Access item Application of chemometric methods to the investigation of main microcontaminant sources of endocrine disruptors in coastal and harbour waters and sediments

Authors:Peré-Trepat, Emma
Petrovic, Mira
Barceló, Damià
Tauler Ferré, Romà
Keywords:Principal component analysis (PCA), Multivariate curve resolution alternating least-squares (MCR-ALS), Endocrine disruptors, Surfactants, Degradation products, Coastal waters, Marine sediments
Issue Date:4-Feb-2004
Citation:Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 378(3): 642-654 (2004)
Abstract:Identification, resolution and distribution of main microcontaminant sources of endocrine disruptors in Spanish harbours, coastal waters and sediments are investigated using chemometric methods. We investigated eighteen different endocrine disruptor chemical compounds, including non-ionic surfactants, their degradation products and linear alkylbenzene sulfonates, found in a total number of 74 samples (35 water samples and 39 sediment samples) over a period of 16 months from March 1999 to July 2000, and in 32 different geographical sites along the Spanish Mediterranean Coast (e.g. Barcelona, Tarragona, Almeria Harbour, Malaga and the Bay of Cadiz). Main environmental contamination sources of these endocrine disruptor compounds were investigated and interpreted according to their chemical composition and according to their resolved geographical distribution profiles.
Description:13 pages, 10 figures, 1 table.-- PMID: 14663546 [PubMed].-- Available online Dec 9, 2003.
Publisher version (URL):http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00216-003-2322-2
ISSN:1618-2642 (Print)
1618-2650 (Online)
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