Octylphenol and nonylphenol in surface water of Ráckevei- Soroksári Danube branch, Hungary

Peter Nagy, Jeno Fekete, Virender K. Sharma

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Concentrations of 4-octylphenol (OP) and 4-nonylphenol (NP) in surface water samples were determined at 10 sites during eight samplings (October 2002 to April 2004) at Ráckevei-Soroksári Danube (RSD) branch, Hungary. OP levels in surface waters ranged from <0.0016 to 0.0907 μg L -1, whereas NP concentrations varied from <0.008 to 0.428 μg L-1. The highest concentrations were found at a specific site, which receives input from an industry. A seasonal trend with higher concentrations of OP and NP was observed in waters during the warmer months. Concentrations of OP and NP in surface water were compared with other reported concentrations around the world. The concentrations of NP in RSD were found to be below the reported toxic concentrations for marine and freshwater species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1679-1688
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Aug 30 2005



  • Endocrine disruptors
  • Nonylphenol
  • Octylphenol
  • River Danube
  • Water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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