Six high-production-volume neonicotinoids were traced through a municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and engineered wetland located downstream, in a study motivated by reports on these insecticides posing threats to non-target invertebrate species and potentially playing a role in the global honeybee colony collapse disorder. An array of automated samplers was deployed in a five-day monitoring campaign and resultant flow-weighted samples were analyzed by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) using the isotope dilution method.
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- Environmental sciences
- Environmental engineering
- Environmental Studies
- engineered wetland
- Fate of Neonicotionoids
- persistence of neonicotinoids
- Wastewater treatment
- Neonicotinoids--Environmental aspects.
- Water--Pesticide content--Environmental aspects.
- Water treatment plant residuals--Purification.
- Constructed wetlands--Environmental aspects.
- Constructed Wetlands
- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2015Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 33-35)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Civil and environmental engineering