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Emerging contaminants in the South and Southeastern coast of Brazil: implementation of the analytical method and environmental distribution

Grant number: 16/21368-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2017
Effective date (End): May 06, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Oceanography - Chemical Oceanography
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Rosalinda Carmela Montone
Grantee:Tatiane Combi
Home Institution: Instituto Oceanográfico (IO). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):17/19160-9 - Non-target screening of anthropogenic compounds in sediments and dolphins from Brazil, BE.EP.PD


The use of large amounts and a broad variety of chemicals that are potentially harmful to the environment (including persistent organic pollutants (POPs), personal care products (PCPs), flame retardants, and others) compromises the quality of water bodies, sediment and associated biota. The occurrence of such a high number of compounds in the environment leads to interferences during chemical analysis, hindering the assessment of the occurrence and distribution of contaminants in environmental matrixes. The development and optimization of analytical methods that are capable of detecting multiple classes of compounds at very low levels and the contamination assessment in marine and coastal areas are among the most complex and current issues in environmental chemistry, especially in less developed countries as Brazil. This project aims to evaluate the occurrence of emerging contaminants in different environmental matrixes, such as surface sediments and fat tissue of dolphins in selected areas along the southeastern and southern Brazilian coast through the optimization and implementation of a state of the art methodology and still incipient in research groups in Brazil. Additionally, this project can contribute on the assessment of potential sources and fate of emerging contaminants in the selected areas, as well as contribute with valuable data for the regional and global inventories. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
SOTAO NETO, BASILIO M. T.; COMBI, TATIANE; TANIGUCHI, SATIE; ALBERGARIA-BARBOSA, ANA C. R.; RAMOS, RAISSA B.; LOPES FIGUEIRA, RUBENS CESAR; MONTONE, ROSALINDA C.. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and personal care products (PCPs) in the surface sediments of a large tropical bay (Todos os Santos Bay, Brazil). Marine Pollution Bulletin, v. 161, n. B, . (16/18348-1, 16/21368-4)
COMBI, TATIANE; MONTONE, ROSALINDA CARMELA; CORADA-FERNANDEZ, CARMEN; LARA-MARTIN, PABLO A.; GUSMAO, JOAO BOSCO; DE OLIVEIRA SANTOS, MARCOS CESAR. Persistent organic pollutants and contaminants of emerging concern in spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris) from the Western Atlantic Ocean. Marine Pollution Bulletin, v. 174, . (16/21368-4, 17/19160-9)

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