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EPA Water Research Webinar Focuses on Contaminants of Emerging Concern

Matt Ball on June 6, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Wastewater


Contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) is a term which encompasses a vast array of chemicals such as pharmaceuticals, perfluoroalkyl substances, and surfactants, as well as microorganisms such as Mycobacteria and Legionella. These contaminants end up entering the water cycle, either through municipal or household use (entering the grey water), or excretion (entering the black water). CECs can survive wastewater treatment, and end up in surface waters, along with other contaminants which may run off of the land into the watershed.

This water can be the drinking water source for a downstream community. Scientists from EPA and the U.S. Geological Survey have collaborated on a study examining the occurrence of CECs both in source water and treated drinking water from drinking water treatment plants from across the United States. This presentation will discuss the occurrences of the chemical and microbial contaminants measured in the study, and examine the implications for aquatic life and human health.

When: Wed., June 29, 2016, 2 to 3 pm EST

Register online: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8481033837663990273

Dr. Susan T. Glassmeyer

Dr. Glassmeyer is a research chemist in EPA/ORD’s National Exposure Research Laboratory, where her research is focused on both chemical and microbial CECs in the water cycle. She has coordinated several projects examining the occurrence, fate and transport of CECs in wastewater, surface water, ground water and drinking water. Dr. Glassmeyer earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Xavier University, a M.S. in Environmental Science and a Ph.D. from Indiana University.

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