Emerging contaminants in waters and soils, practical considerations - Sampling, analysis and consequences

4 March 2015

A joint event between the Environmental Chemistry Group, Water Science Forum and the International Network of Environmental Forensics Groups was held on Wednesday 4 March 2015 at the Source, Meadowhall, Sheffield. 

The organising committees are grateful to the speakers below for giving up their valuable time to speak on their respective subjects. Some further information on the presentations is available in the downloadable files at the bottom of the page. 


Emerging and Priority Pollutants – the Need for Ultra-Low Trace Level Monitoring
Rakesh Kanda (Brunel University)

Comparison of Active and Passive Sampling in Relation to Contaminants of Emerging Concern
Graham Mills (Portsmouth University) and Anthony Gravell (Natural Resources Wales)

Measuring Continuous Concentration of Mass Pollutants in the Aquatic Environment
Dr Maria Romero-Gonzalez (University of Sheffield) and Dr Peter Skipworth (EMS)

Emerging Contaminants in Groundwater in Urban Environments
Marianne Stuart (British Geological Survey)

Stereochemistry of Pharmacologically Active Compounds: a New Paradigm in Environmental Analysis and Risk Assessment
Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern (University of Bath)

Short- and Long-term Temporal Trend of Organic Contaminants in Soils Following Single or Multiple Applications of Sewage Sludge to Pastures
Zulin Zhang (James Hutton Institute)

Emerging Contaminants in Soils: Challenges and Opportunities from Quantification to Remediation
Christine Switzer (University of Strathclyde)

Sustainable Water Treatment
Simon Parsons

Poster Prize
Debbie White