ECO-INNOVATIVE METHODS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR REDUCING AND RECYCLING OF PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS FROM ENVIRONMENT-AN OVERVIEW
The most toxic pollutants in the environment that originated from human activities are the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) which are chemicals that accumulate and persist in the environment through the trophic web causing negative effects to human and environment health. POPs present a high risk because of their capacity to be transported across the borders affecting even regions where they have never been used or produced. This article presents a general description of the persistent organic pollutants and their level at the UE level and aim to revise the best available methods and technologies utilized in reducing POPs, along with their advantages and disadvantages. The flux of the persistent organic pollutants in the environment is also outlined with the purpose to identify the low spots that need to be addressed.
Keywords: POP, bioremediation, sustainability, hazardous substances
Cuvinte cheie: POP, bioremediere, sustenabilitate, substanțe periculoase