This dissertation is focused on environmental releases from U.S. wastewater infrastructure of recently introduced, mass-produced insecticides, namely neonicotinoids as well as fipronil and its major degradates (sulfone, sulfide, amide, and desulfinyl derivatives), jointly known as fiproles. Both groups of compounds recently have caught the attention of regulatory agencies worldwide due to their toxic effects on pollinators and on aquatic invertebrates at very low, part-per-trillion levels (Chapter 1). Mass balance studies conducted for 13 U.S.
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- Environmental engineering
- Persistant organic pollutants
- Insecticides--Environmental aspects--United States.
- Organic water pollutants--Biodegradation--Environmental aspects--United States.
- Organic water pollutants
- Water--Organic compound content--Environmental aspects--United States.
- Sewage--Environmental aspects--United States.
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2017Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 100-119)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Environmental and sustainable engineering