Title: Female Hormones in Surface Water of Central/Northern New Jersey: Impacts of Combined Sewer Overflows versus Treated Wastewater Discharge
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 03/01/2006
End Date: 02/28/2007
Congressional District: 6th
Focus Categories: Water Quality, Water Quantity, Methods
Keywords: female hormones, pollution reduction, endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), TMDLs (Total Maximum Daily Loads), treated wastewater (TWW), combined sewer overflows (CSO), 17Ò-estradiol (estradiol, or E2), estrone (E1), 17Ñ-ethinyl estradiol (EE2), cyclopenta-o-perhydrophenanthrene ring
Principal Investigators: Huang, Weilin; Strom, Peter F.
Federal Funds: $30,000
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $65,357
Abstract: We propose to measure female hormones in both water and suspended solids collected from the watersheds of Central and Northern New Jersey. The goal of the study is to distinguish the contributions of treated wastewater and combined sewer overflows to the female hormones detected in the watersheds. The quantitative analyses of these chemicals will be performed with LC-MS-MS using the published methods and procedures. The study will aid in future regulation of these emerging chemicals and selections of different measures for pollution reduction at watershed scales.
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