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Remediation efficiency of three treatments on water polluted with endocrine disruptors: Assessment by means of in vitro techniques

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Polloni-Silva, Juliana ; Valdehita, Ana ; Fracacio, Renata ; Navas, Jose M.
Total Authors: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Chemosphere; v. 173, p. 267-274, APR 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Chemical substances with potential to disrupt endocrine systems have been detected in aquatic environments worldwide, making necessary the investigation about water treatments able to inhibit such potential. The present work aimed to assess the efficiency for removing endocrine disruptors (with estrogenic and androgenic activity) of three simple and inexpensive substrates that could be potentially used in sectors or regions with limited resources: powdered activated carbon (PAC), powdered natural zeolite (ZEO) (both at a concentration of 500 mg L-1) and natural aquatic humic substances (AHS) (at 30 mg L-1). MilliQ-water and mature water from fish facilities (aquarium water, AW), were artificially spiked with 17 beta-estradiol (E2), 17 alpha-ethinylestradiol and dihydrotestosterone. Moreover, effluent samples from waste water treatment plants (WWTP) were also submitted to the remediation treatments. Estrogenic and androgenic activities were assessed with two cell lines permanently transfected with luciferase as reporter gene under the control of hormone receptors: AR-EcoScreen containing the human androgen receptor and HER-LUC transfected with the sea bass estrogen receptor. PAC was efficiently removing the estrogenic and androgenic compounds added to milliQ and AW. However, androgenic activity detected in WWTP effluents was only reduced after treatment with ZEO. The higher surface area of PAC could have facilitated the removal of spiked hormones in clean waters. However, it is possible that the substances responsible of the hormonal activity in WWTP have adsorbed to micro and nanoparticles present in suspension that would have been retained with higher efficiency by ZEO that show pores of several microns in size. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/22733-2 - Study of alternative ecotoxicological tests in the evaluation of endocrine disruptors in water: emphasis on in vitro assays
Grantee:Juliana Polloni Silva
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/14583-5 - Study of the behavior ofndocrine disrupters in water and sediments made by chemical analyzes and ecotoxicological tests: emphasis on the biological recovery
Grantee:Renata Fracácio Francisco
Support type: Regular Research Grants