Emerging contaminants or contaminants of emerging concern are getting attention. Research groups from different parts of the world have investigated this subject and we highlight some outcomes. Questions that will be dealt with are: How do compounds becoming ‘emerging’? What are the threats they pose? Also, how to deal with them? All things that are not fully understood. This webinar will highlight state-of-the-art knowledge on the subject and present some examples of prioritization efforts on chemicals in the environment. These efforts will be discussed with the audience and people may bring in their views and research outcomes.
Next, the webinar will present a solutions-focused perspective, focussing on possible technological and non-technological abatement options throughout the chemical life cycle to improve water quality. Considering some compounds, removal efficiencies are discussed, (for example made available by the Watershare tool AbetES). Data and various abatement options will be discussed with the audience, based on the existing assessments regarding their efficiencies to improve water quality and their potential for implementation. This Master lecture will be of particular interest to water quality managers.