In site on-line sensors for general hydrocarbon pollution (including BTEX, MTBE and ETBE) in soil and groundwater will be deployed at contaminated sites owned by end users within the consortium. Robust immunoassay kits for the target analytes will be designed and tested on-site. A target compound database for environmental degradation behaviour, inhibiting and stimulating effects and ecotoxicological assessment will provide a basis for signal assessment and decision/management support. The sensor and management system will be installed and tested at three sites of two end users in order to prove the early warning and management system.
Deliverables will include
(1), an integrated management tool for coast areas with contaminant sources, including a risk management and reduction strategy; environmental impacts, economical and socio-economical effects and
(2), in-site sensors and rapid in field immunoassay kits for target analytes.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
MK43 0AL Cranfield,bedford