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Horizontal Standards on Organic Micropollutants for Implementation of EU Directives on Sludge, Soil and Treated Bio-waste

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 502411

  • Start date

    1 October 2003

  • End date

    30 September 2006

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 674 949

  • EU contribution

    € 1 627 652

Coordinated by:

ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands

Objective

The working documents on revision of the Sewage Sludge Directive (86/278/EEC) and on Biowaste and the Soil Protection Communication call for standards for sampling and analysis of sludges, treated biowastes and soils. They list hygienic and biological parameters, and inorganic and organic contaminants. The European Directives are intended to prevent unacceptable release of contaminants, impairment of soil function, or exposure to pathogens, and to protect crops, human and animal health, the quality of water and the wider environment when sludges and treated biowastes are used onland. Analytical results are to some extent defined by the methods of determination, it is therefore desirable that methods are defined before setting limit values. The European Commission wishes to cite European (CEN) standards in order that there is harmonised application of the directives and that reports from Member States (MS) can be compared. This proposal to develop standards for organic compounds in sludge, soil and biowaste, presented by the consortium under the name "HORIZONTAL-ORG", will be carried out under the umbrella of the main project HORIZONTAL "Development of horizontal standards for soil, sludge and biowaste". This ensures full integration in the CEN system through a BT Task Force specially set up in for this project and direct supervision by DG ENV and MS, which form the Steering Committee of HORIZONTAL. HORIZONTAL-ORG's objective is to produce standardised methods for sampling and analysing organic micropollutants in sludges, treated biowastes and soils written in CEN format. Where possible these will be horizontal across the different media. Validation of the methods is an essential part of the development as it quantifies performance in terms of repeatability and reproducibility. The consortium is very well connected in CEN and ISO and thus provides an excellent basis for implementation of the deliverables.

Coordinator

ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Address

Westerduinweg 3
Petten

Netherlands

Participants (14)

ALTERRA B.V.

Netherlands

BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG

Germany

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Italy

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V.

Germany

EUROFINS A/S

Denmark

EUROFINS DANMARK A/S

Denmark

FODOR JOZSEF ORSZAGOS KOZEGESZSEGUGYUI KOZPONT ORSZAGOS KOZEGESZSEGUGYUI INTEZET

Hungary

GIE ANJOU - RECHERCHE

France

INSTYTUT UPRAWY, NAWOZENIA I GLEBOZNAWSTWA

Poland

UMWELTBUNDESAMT

Germany

UMWELTBUNDESAMT GMBH

Austria

UNIVERSITY OF READING

United Kingdom

VYSKUMNY USTAV PODOZNALECTVA A OCHRANY PODY

Slovakia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 502411

  • Start date

    1 October 2003

  • End date

    30 September 2006

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 674 949

  • EU contribution

    € 1 627 652

Coordinated by:

ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands