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Nationwide reconnaissance of contaminants of emerging concern in source and treated drinking waters of the United States

Overview of attention for article published in Science of the Total Environment, March 2017
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Title
Nationwide reconnaissance of contaminants of emerging concern in source and treated drinking waters of the United States
Published in
Science of the Total Environment, March 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.004
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Authors

Susan T. Glassmeyer, Edward T. Furlong, Dana W. Kolpin, Angela L. Batt, Robert Benson, J. Scott Boone, Octavia Conerly, Maura J. Donohue, Dawn N. King, Mitchell S. Kostich, Heath E. Mash, Stacy L. Pfaller, Kathleen M. Schenck, Jane Ellen Simmons, Eunice A. Varughese, Stephen J. Vesper, Eric N. Villegas, Vickie S. Wilson

Abstract

When chemical or microbial contaminants are assessed for potential effect or possible regulation in ambient and drinking waters, a critical first step is determining if the contaminants occur and if they are at concentrations that may cause human or ecological health concerns. To this end, source and treated drinking water samples from 29 drinking water treatment plants (DWTPs) were analyzed as part of a two-phase study to determine whether chemical and microbial constituents, many of which are considered contaminants of emerging concern, were detectable in the waters. Of the 84 chemicals monitored in the 9 Phase I DWTPs, 27 were detected at least once in the source water, and 21 were detected at least once in treated drinking water. In Phase II, which was a broader and more comprehensive assessment, 247 chemical and microbial analytes were measured in 25 DWTPs, with 148 detected at least once in the source water, and 121 detected at least once in the treated drinking water. The frequency of detection was often related to the analyte's contaminant class, as pharmaceuticals and anthropogenic waste indicators tended to be infrequently detected and more easily removed during treatment, while per and polyfluoroalkyl substances and inorganic constituents were both more frequently detected and, overall, more resistant to treatment. The data collected as part of this project will be used to help inform evaluation of unregulated contaminants in surface water, groundwater, and drinking water.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 363 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 70 19%
Student > Master 64 18%
Researcher 60 17%
Student > Bachelor 25 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 24 7%
Other 55 15%
Unknown 65 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 95 26%
Engineering 45 12%
Chemistry 38 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 6%
Chemical Engineering 13 4%
Other 45 12%
Unknown 106 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 July 2019.
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#5,609,698
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Outputs from Science of the Total Environment
#6,108
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#100,571
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Outputs of similar age from Science of the Total Environment
#43
of 94 outputs
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