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ORGANO-CHLORINE COMPOUNDS IN INDUSTRIAL SOILS

Objective



Polluted industrial soils are causing considerable difficulties in industrialized countries. Reclamation of polluted areas requires considerable expenditure as well as the disposal or destruction of the waste. In view of the problem of elimination of dangerous waste several Directives have already been adopted (e.g. 78/319/EEC, 75/442/EEC or 87/216/EEC) which deal with removal, treatment and transport of waste. Other Directives in this field are expected in the near future.
The accurate characterization of waste has considerable economic consequences because the results of these are used to decide on the treatment to be applied for reclamation. Organo-chlorine compounds are within the most commonly encountered type of contaminants. Over the last decades large areas have been exposed, by industrial activities, to contamination by chlorobenzenes (CBs), chlorophenols (CPs), polychlorodibenzo-p-dioxins and furanes (PCDDs and PCDFs), chorinated pesticides, polychloro-biphenyls (PCBs) and the side products.
This project intends to study the various analytical steps of the determination of CPs, CBs, PCDDs and PCDFs in order to highlight the sources of errors of the analytical methods. Finally two soils should be certified for CPs - CBs and dioxins when the methods applied by the participating laboratories have reached a sufficient reliability.

STATUS

A certified reference material is in preparation.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHES HYDROLOGIQUES
Address
Rue Gabriel Péri 11 Bis
54500 Vandoeuvre-les-nancy
France

Participants (13)

Atochem
France
Address
95 Rue Danton
92300 Levallois-perret
Bayer AG
Germany
Address

51373 Leverkusen
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT INDUSTRIEL ET DES RISQUES
France
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
Verneuil En Halatte
INSTITUT PASTEUR DE LILLE
France
Address
Rue Du Professeur Calmette 1
59019 Lille
Institut Fresenius GmbH
Germany
Address
Konrad-adenauer-straße 30
55218 Ingelheim
Miljoe-Kemie Roedovre
Denmark
Address
251-253,Roedovrevej
2610 Roedovre
RIVM
Netherlands
Address
9,A. Van Leeuwenhoeklaan
3720 BA Bilthoven
RW-TÜV - Anlagentechnik GmbH
Germany
Address
Langemarckstraße 20
45141 Essen
SCITEC S.A.
Switzerland
Address
20,Av. De Provence
1007 Lausanne
Universidad de Barcelona 1
Spain
Address
647,Avda. Diagonal
08028 Barcelona
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
Spain
Address

15706 Santiago De Compostela
University of Amsterdam
Netherlands
Address
166,Nieuwe Achtergracht
1018 WV Amsterdam
VITO - Vlaamse Inst. voor Technologisch Onderzoek
Belgium
Address
200,Boeretang
2400 Mol