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Project • CRRP2019-10MY-Le

Establishing a Regional Dataset on Emerging Pollutants to Support Surface Water Management of Seven Large Cities of East and Southeast Asia

The aquatic environment of large cities in Asia is faced with many pollution problems as a result of the rapid economic development of the past decades. Emerging pollutants are any synthetic or naturally-occurring chemicals that are not monitored or regulated in the environment and that have known or suspected adverse impacts on ecosystem and human health. The project will develop a dataset of the emerging pollutants including persistent organic pollutants (POP), micro/macroplastics, antibiotics and cyanotoxins in the aquatic ecosystems of seven large cities (Hanoi, HoChiMinh, Beijing, Singapore, Seoul, Bangkok, Phnom Penh) in East and Southeast Asia. The developed dataset of emerging pollutants in the region, will then be used to evaluate the potential risks to ecosystem and human health in order to propose better management practices for their disposal in large cities. The results will provide a scientific basis for the improvement of regional scale management of water resources. Studies on emerging pollutants are urgently needed for the definition of the conditions necessary for sustainable development in East and Southeast Asia.

Project publications

Peer-reviewed publication • 2020

Antibiotic and antiparasitic residues in surface water of urban rivers in the Red River Delta (Hanoi, Vietnam): Concentrations, profiles, source estimation, and risk assessment

Peer-reviewed publication • 2020

Antibiotics in surface water of East and Southeast Asian countries: A focused review on contamination status, pollution sources, potential risks, and future perspectives

Peer-reviewed publication • 2020

Low‐cost and versatile analytical tool with purpose‐made capillary electrophoresis coupled to contactless conductivity detection: Application to antibiotics quality control in Vietnam

Peer-reviewed publication • 2020

Assessment of carbon concentration in some rivers in Hanoi city

Peer-reviewed publication • 2020

Preliminary assessment of factors impacted on bicarbonate concentrations in the Red River system

Peer-reviewed publication • 2019

Contamination status, emission sources and exposure risks of Polychlorinated biphenyls in road dust from some areas, North Vietnam

Peer-reviewed publication • 2019

Analysis and Evaluation of Contamination Status of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Settled House and Road Dust Samples from Hanoi

Peer-reviewed publication • 2019

Determination of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) residues in vegetable and soil samples at old store in Hung Yen

Peer-reviewed publication • 2019

Soil and sediment contamination by unsubstituted and methylated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in an informal e-waste recycling area, northern Vietnam: Occurrence, source apportionment, and risk assessment