A. Lempart, E. Kudlek, M. Dudziak
Silesian University of Technology, Institute of Water and Wastewater Engineering, Gliwice, PL
THE OCCURRENCE OF MICROPOLLUTANTS FROM PPCPS MACRO GROUP IN SWIMMING POOL WATER
Maintaining the microbial water quality in order to inhibit the spread of infections and diseases is the priority for every swimming pool owners and managers. There is a number of disinfectants that have been used for swimming pool, which potentially produce a wide range of disinfection by-products (DBPs). These micropollutants are produced by reaction with organic and inorganic matter entering swimming pools by their users. Besides DBPs there are many others micropollutants from PPCPs macro group (Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products) that are nowadays identified in swimming pool water. This article describes research conducted on the school swimming pool water. Qualitative chromatographic analysis have shown the presence of more than 100 micropollutants that have not been identified in these environment yet, including medicines, hormones, vitamins, industrial admixtures or cosmetic ingredients. Gas chromatography with GC-MS detection and electron ionization followed by SPE (Solid Phase Extraction) was used to identify the compounds.
Keywords: micropollutants, swimming pool water, GC-MS, SPE