The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry

Polyfluorinated Chemicals and Transformation Products

Editors: Knepper, Thomas P., Lange, Frank T. (Eds.)

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Due to their unparalleled effectiveness and efficiency, polyfluorinated chemicals (PFC) have become essential in numerous technical applications. However, many PFCs brought to market show limited biodegradability, and their environmental persistence combined with toxic and bioaccumulative potential have become a matter of concern in some instances. This volume highlights the synthesis of PFCs, focusing on substances with improved application and environmental properties, which are a challenge for synthetic chemists. Further, modern mass spectrometric techniques for the detection and identification of biotransformation products of PFCs are described. The sorption and leaching behavior of PFC in soil is also addressed in order to predict their fate in the environment. Several contributions discuss the monitoring of PFCs in European surface, ground and drinking waters, treatment options for PFC removal from drinking water, occurrence in food, and the human biomonitoring of PFCs.

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“This recent monograph (2012) contains very-up-to-date and broad information on PFC production, uses, properties, detection and exposure. … The information and literature review provided in this book is of significant value for researchers who want to learn more about recent PFC research achievements. … This small book (172 p.) is clearly written and comprehensive, with a good balance between the different aspects dealing with PFCs. Environmental chemists, environmental toxicologists and epidemiologists would benefit from this valuable source of both methodological and monitoring information.” (Philippe Garrigues, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Vol. 20, 2013)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Chemistry, Properties, and Uses of Commercial Fluorinated Surfactants

    Robert C. Buck, Peter M. Murphy, Martial Pabon

    Pages 1-24

  • Perfluorinated Compounds: Occurrence and Uses in Products

    Stefan Posner

    Pages 25-39

  • Sorption and Leaching Behavior of Perfluorinated Compounds in Soil

    Vanessa Gellrich, Thomas P. Knepper

    Pages 63-72

  • Treatment Options for the Removal and Degradation of Polyfluorinated Chemicals

    Holger Lutze, Stefan Panglisch, Axel Bergmann, Torsten C. Schmidt

    Pages 103-125

  • Perfluorinated Compounds in Food

    Marinella Farré, Marta Llorca, Sandra Pérez, Damià Barceló

    Pages 127-153

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Polyfluorinated Chemicals and Transformation Products
Editors
  • Thomas P. Knepper
  • Frank T. Lange
Series Title
The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-21872-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-21872-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-21871-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-27101-4
Series ISSN
1867-979X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 174
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