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Development of a decision support system for sustainable management of contaminated land by linking bioavailability, ecological risk and ground water pollution of organic pollutants

Objective

Contamination of soils and sediments by organic chemicals is a major threat to the environmental quality of freshwater and groundwater resources. At present, assessment of the risks of soil and sediment contamination is based on the assumption of bulk organic carbon-based equilibrium partitioning. However, it is generally accepted in scientific circles that this assumption is inappropriate and can lead to an overestimation of the risks of soil and sediment contamination. This project will investigate the mechanistic basis for the formation of different sorbed fractions of contaminants in soils and sediments and the bioavailability of these fractions. Methods will be developed to easily determine bioavailable fractions of contaminants in relation to their sorption kinetics. These results will be exploited to develop protocols for the risk assessment of sorbed contaminants in soils and sediments.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE - MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
Address
25,Vejlsoevej 25
8600 Silkeborg
Denmark

Participants (13)

A.S. BIOTEKNISK JORDRENS
Denmark
Address
10,Maglehovej 10
4400 Kalundborg
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
10,Avenida Reina Mercedes 10
41012 Sevilla
DANISH ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Denmark
Address
Strandgade 29
1401 Koebenhavn K/copenhaegen
DANISH INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Denmark
Address
Dias Research Centre Foulum
8830 Tjele
ENICHEM SPA
Italy
Address
Via Fauser 4
28100 Novara
INSTITUTE FOR AGROBIOTECHNOLOGY IN TULLN
Austria
Address
20,Konrad Lorenzstrasse 20
3430 Tulln
JM AB
Sweden
Address
Telegrafgatan 4
169 82 Solna
JOHN VIJGEN CONSULT
Denmark
Address
Elmevej 14
2840 Holte
MINISTRY OF HOUSING, SPATIAL PLANNING AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Netherlands
Address
Rijnstraat
2500 EZ Den Haag ('S-gravenhage)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
Netherlands
Address
9,Antoine Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3720 BA Bilthoven
UTRECHT UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Yalelaan 2
3508 TD Utrecht
VITO - VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK NV
Belgium
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
WRC-NSF LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Frankland Road, Blagrove
SN5 8YF Swindon