14 November 2013

Water, water everywhere, but is it fit to drink!?

Organised by:

SCI's Thames and Kennet Regional Group


Charterhouse School

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This talk will be delivered by Prof Graham Mills of the University of Portsmouth

Water covers up to 75% of the earth's surface, but only a fraction (about 1%) of this is considered 'available' for use by our daily needs. Many of these available sources of water have become and continue to be contaminated by both anthropogenic and non-anthropogenic pollutants. This talk looks at how the aquatic environment can become contaminated by different types of chemicals. It will look at fate and distribution the various broad classes of chemical pollutants, and in outline show how these substances are analysed in the laboratory using chromatographic and spectrometric techniques. The presentation will then focus on the potential environmental threats that can be posed by so called 'emerging' pollutants (e.g. from pharmaceutical residues, personal care products, disposal of electronic goods) and will discuss how these effects might be mitigated in the future.

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Venue and Contact


Lecture Theatre, Charterhouse School, Charterhouse, Godalming, GU7 2DX 
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Oliver Choroba

Tel: 01483 291713

Email: owc@charterhouse.org.uk

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