Articles | Volume 25, issue 8
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4495–4512, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-4495-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4495–4512, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-4495-2021

Research article 20 Aug 2021

Research article | 20 Aug 2021

Sources and pathways of biocides and their transformation products in urban storm water infrastructure of a 2 ha urban district

Felicia Linke et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-143', Ute Schoknecht, 16 Apr 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Felicia Linke, 14 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-143', Anonymous Referee #2, 20 Apr 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Felicia Linke, 14 Jun 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on hess-2021-143', Adèle Bressy, 10 May 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Felicia Linke, 14 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (28 Jun 2021) by Christian Stamm
AR by Felicia Linke on behalf of the Authors (12 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 Jul 2021) by Christian Stamm
AR by Felicia Linke on behalf of the Authors (22 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Jul 2021) by Christian Stamm
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Short summary
We used a two-step approach with limited sampling effort in existing storm water infrastructure to illustrate the risk of biocide emission in a 2 ha urban area 13 years after construction had ended. First samples at a swale confirmed the overall relevance of biocide pollution. Then we identified sources where biocides were used for film protection and pathways where transformation products were formed. Our results suggest that biocide pollution is a also continuous risk in aging urban areas.