Doctoral Dissertations


Analysis, occurrence and control of chloro-s-triazine endocrine disrupting chemicals in drinking water


Hua Jiang


"Chloro-s-triazine is a general term for a suite of triazine compounds including atrazine (ATZ), simazine (SIM), propazine (PROP), deethlatrazine (DEA), deisopropylatrazine (DIA), and didealkylatrazine (DDA), which have a common chloro-group on their chemical structures. Recent research has shown that ATZ and SIM, along with PROP, DEA, and DDA, may pose a common adverse health effect to human beings in terms of the endocrine disrupting mechanism. New regulations on chloro-s-triazine compounds based on their endocrine disrupting effect are currently under consideration by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In this work, a series of projects were launched to investigate the occurrence of these chloro-s-triazine endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) in natural waters, how well the conventional water treatment plants treat these EDCs and how those contaminants can be controlled once they do enter water treatment plants"--Abstract, page iv.


Adams, C. D. (Craig D.)

Committee Member(s)

Ludlow, Douglas K.
Wang, Jianmin
Morrison, Glenn
Burken, Joel G. (Joel Gerard)


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Civil Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2006

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Determination of chloro-s-triazines including didealkylatrazine using solid phase extraction coupled with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
  • Accuracy and interferences for enzyme-linked immunoassay tests for atrazine
  • Enzyme linked immunosorbent analysis (ELISA) of atrazine in raw and finished drinking water
  • Occurrence and removal of chloro-s-triazines in water treatment plants
  • Treatability of chloro-s-triazines by conventional drinking water treatment technologies
  • Determination of chloro- and hydroxy-s-triazines by direct injection liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry
  • Removal of chloro-s-triazine endocrine disrupting chemicals in drinking water by fixed bed granular activated carbon reactor and process simulation


xx, 265 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2006 Hua Jiang, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type




Subject Headings

Drinking water -- Contamination
Endocrine glands -- Effect of chemicals on
Triazines -- Environmental aspects
Water quality management
Water treatment plants

Thesis Number

T 8998

Print OCLC #


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