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Water catchment areas: tools for management and control of hazardous compounds (WATCH)

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.
Address
Theodor-heuss-allee 25
60486 Frankfurt Am-main
Germany

Participants (7)

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Jordi Girona 18-26
08034 Barcelona
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Wharley End
MK43 0AL Cranfield,bedford
DHI - INSTITUTE OF WATER & ENVIRONMENT
Denmark
Address
Agern Allee 11
2970 Hoersholm
DIACLONE
France
Address
Boulevard Alexandre Fleming 1
25020 Besancon
DRESDEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
15,Helmholtzstr. 10, Huelsse-bau
01069 Dresden
SALZBURG AG FUER ENERGIE, VERKEHR UND TELEKOMMUNIKATION
Austria
Address
Strubergasse 21
5020 Salzburg
STADTWERKE DUESSELDORF AG
Germany
Address
Luisenstrasse 105
40215 Duesseldorf