- This master thesis should be written in English.
- Intended as a master thesis project (advanced level) in Environmental Science
- 30 credits/20 weeks or 60 credits/40 weeks
The detection of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in drinking water sources has raised questions related to safety. In the absence of regulatory or other official guidance, water utilities are faced with a problem of which PPCPs should be monitored and the detection limits that should be required.
In this master project a screening method will be used for estimation of the margins of exposure (MOE) of PPCPs between the minimum therapeutic dose (MTD) and the projected daily dose that might be obtained from drinking water or wastewater. PPCPs within classes that has MOEs of less than 10,000 will be further screened to determine whether or not there was evidence of adverse effects, evidence that the PPCP is a carcinogen with therapeutic use or in animal studies, or documentation of other severe side effects.
This Master thesis would include:
The student should have knowledge in environmental engineering and experience of working in chemistry labs.
The supervisor is Oksana Golovko, PhD. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Sciences, Uppsala.