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Protocol for the evaluation of residues in industrial contaminated liquid effluents

Objective

To perform the chemical analysis of compounds which are present in industrial effluents and important for their persistency, bioaccumulative potential, toxicological and ecotoxicological activity.

The project includes a global analysis on the samples followed by fractionation of the organic compounds into
groups of different polarity by extraction at different pH's and with different materials and by further
fractionation by HPLC, using for the analysis a series of powerful techniques, including LC-MS, GC-MS and
NMR; a simple and cost-effective ecotoxicological characterisation of the samples and their fractions, using the
most appropriate of a series of rapid screening tests, such as Microtox and the Daphnia Inhibitory Quotient (IQ)
will be made.
The project consists of three main tasks:
-A multiple ecotoxicological approach for industrial effluents hazard evaluation;
-Characterisation of the chemical composition of the effluent, and integration with the data from the first
task;
-Validation of the developed protocol.
To develop and assess this general protocol and the individual elements of the approach, at least three authentic
situations will be considered and liquid effluents of industrial origin will be studied. In particular, industries
with different production and leachate from industrial wastes will be considered.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri
Address
Via Eritrea 62
20157 Milano
Italy

Participants (4)

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
18-26,Jordi Girona 18-26
08034 Barcelona
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Nikolai-fuchs-strasse 1
30625 Hannover
THE UNIVERSITY OF MILANO
Italy
Address
Via Celoria 26
20133 Milano
Water Research Centre plc
United Kingdom
Address
Medmenham Laboratory Henley Road Medmenham
SL7 2HD Marlow