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Sensor development for routine prediction of metal biouptake in freshwaters and soil solutions

Objective

In collaboration with end-users, we will compare sensors for routine prediction of metal bio uptake based on in site metal speciation measurements. We address aims of Water Quality Directive 2000/60/EC to protect aquatic systems by setting environmental quality standards. Our results will aid implementation of this policy by formulation of appropriate speciation based parameters for heavy metals (Cu, Pb, Cd, Zn, Ni) and by provision of the tools to enable their routine measurement by end-users.
Specifically, we will:
(i) determine simple predictive quantitative parameters for assessing metal biouptake
(ii) rigorously compare several dynamic speciation techniques (iii) assess the relative merits of the techniques in the field
( iv) assess the capabilities of the techniques to predict metal uptake by organisms under a range of natural conditions
(v) apply the sensors and models to routine monitoring at the river basin level.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN DENMARK - UNIVERSITY OF ODENSE
Address
55,Campusvej 55
5230 Odense
Denmark

Participants (8)

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
Netherlands
Address
9,Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 BA Bilthoven
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Switzerland
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 133
8600 Duebendorf
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
Address
Stranmillis Road
BT9 5AG Belfast
UNIVERSIDAD DE LLEIDA
Spain
Address
Avenida Rovira Roure 177
25003 Lerida
UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA
Switzerland
Address
Quai E. Ansermet 30
1211 Geneve
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
Address

LA1 4YQ Lancaster /High Bantham
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
6,Droevendaalsesteeg 3
6700 AA Wageningen
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Dreijenplein 6
6703 HB Wageningen