In recent years a large number of pharmaceutical residues have been reported to occur in the aquatic environment. Due to their pharmacological activity, their determination and understanding of their behavior and fate in the environment are important. Environmetrical and chemometrical studies should be applied to improve the assessment of environmental risks that these chemicals may pose. Here a literature study was performed comprising the subject of 12 pharmaceuticals which have been detected in seven environmental media. 75 relevant articles have been found in 29 different scientific joumals. This means that a 75 objects (publications) x 7 attributes (environmental media) data-matrix is looked upon. Furthermore a deeper look at the attributes (environmental media) will be performed. As an evolving data-analysis method the Hasse Diagram Technique (HDT) is introduced. This is a multi-criteria data-analysis method derived from discrete mathematics. The HDT is suitable and applicable as a multi-criteria decision tool. This method has been widely elaborated by the second author, the corresponding software ProRank is commercialized by the third author. Applying the Hasse Diagram Techniąue Method on the consideration of the drugs in environmental media in publications the most important publications are revealed as well as the least important ones. Furthermore the application of the evaluation by the results of the dissimilarity matrix are exemplified.
Operational Program Digital Poland, 2014-2020, Measure 2.3: Digital accessibility and usefulness of public sector information; funds from the European Regional Development Fund and national co-financing from the state budget.
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Jul 19, 2021