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DOI 10.1016/j.dib.2024.110510
Title (Primary) Dataset on target chemical and bioassay analysis - Exploring contaminants of emerging concern in a low mountain river of central Germany
Author Weichert, F.G.; Brack, W.; Brauns, M.; Fink, P. ORCID logo ; Johann, S.; Krauss, M. ORCID logo ; Hollert, H.
Source Titel Data in Brief
Year 2024
Department ASAM; FLOEK; EXPO
Volume 54
Page From art. 110510
Language englisch
Topic T9 Healthy Planet
Data and Software links https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.11114083
Keywords Chemical pollution; Chemical screening; Bioanalytical screening; Effect-based methods
Abstract Chemical pollution of the aquatic environment is nowadays characterised by increasing levels of anthropogenic organic compounds at low concentrations and is recognised as one of the main drivers of the deteriorated ecological state of European waterbodies. To improve the understanding of the impact of chemical pollution in surface waters, a combined approach of chemical and bioanalytical testing is considered necessary for effective ecologically oriented water management. For this dataset, six 25-L water samples were collected at six sampling sites along the Holtemme River in Central Germany using large-volume solid phase extraction. All samples were analysed by targeted high-resolution liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC–MS) and a selected bioanalytical test battery using effect-based methods. These methods included cytotoxicity assessment, several mechanism-specific CALUX tests to identify endocrine and oxidative stress-related effects and the fish embryo acute toxicity test to investigate (sub)lethal effects in the model species Danio rerio. This approach provided a dataset that offers a longitudinal characterisation of the chemical pollution and ecotoxicological impacts. The combination of chemical analysis and effect-based analysis is valuable for future studies as it will help researchers, risk assessors and authorities to identify hot spots of chemical pollution, monitor environmental quality standards and recommend mitigation strategies.
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=29199
Weichert, F.G., Brack, W., Brauns, M., Fink, P., Johann, S., Krauss, M., Hollert, H. (2024):
Dataset on target chemical and bioassay analysis - Exploring contaminants of emerging concern in a low mountain river of central Germany
Data Brief 54 , art. 110510 10.1016/j.dib.2024.110510