Artificial Sweeteners as Water Pollutants
Department of Water Technology and Environmental Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague
This review is aimed at the role of artificial sweet¬eners (acesulfam-K, saccharin, cyclamate, aspartam and sucralose) in water pollution. Attention is paid to biotic transformation and toxicity of the sweeteners. The review provides a list of the sweeteners found in waters focusing on acesulfame-K and sucralose. These compounds are markers of anthropogenic pollution of surface and underground waters. In addition, the review discusses the methods of determination in and elimination of artificial sweeteners from water.
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