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Atrazine in European groundwater: The distribution of Atrazine and its relation to the geological setting
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Atrazine has been banned for use in the European Union since 2004 but it is still one of the most frequently found pesticides in European groundwater. This literature review provides an insight of how and where Atrazine is contaminating groundwater across Europe. Many important factors have been stated to control the occurrence and fate of Atrazine in the receiving environment. The geological setting and the condition of the receiving environment in terms of pH, organic matter and/or clay content as well as the chemical and physical properties of the compound itself are controlling the transport through the subsurface towards the groundwater. The concentration levels range from 1,53 μg L-1  to 0,008 μg L-1. The highest concentration was found while Atrazine was still in use, while the lowest concentration was found in Sweden where Atrazine has been banned since 1989. Eleven of the included investigations found concentrations above the threshold values given in the European Groundwater Directive. No general patterns could be seen when regards the vulnerability of the included types of aquifers it is rather a complex combination of contributing factors that influences the fate of Atrazine in the environment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 16 p.
Keyword [en]
Atrazine, aquifer, groundwater contamination
National Category
Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-130753OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-130753DiVA: diva2:1069950
Subject / course
Teoretisk Geoekologi
Educational program
Master's Programme in Geoecology
Presentation
2017-01-17, 23:19 (English)
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Available from: 2017-02-01 Created: 2017-02-01Bibliographically approved

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