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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK1-CT-2000-00059

  • Start date

    1 March 2001

  • End date

    27 February 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 285 265

  • EU contribution

    € 1 541 067

Coordinated by:

DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.

Germany

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.

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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

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

DHI - INSTITUTE OF WATER & ENVIRONMENT

Denmark

DIACLONE

France

DRESDEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Germany

SALZBURG AG FUER ENERGIE, VERKEHR UND TELEKOMMUNIKATION

Austria

STADTWERKE DUESSELDORF AG

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK1-CT-2000-00059

  • Start date

    1 March 2001

  • End date

    27 February 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 285 265

  • EU contribution

    € 1 541 067

Coordinated by:

DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.

Germany