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Horizontal standards on hygienic parameters for implementation of EU directives on sludge, soil and treated bio-waste

Objective

The working documents on revision of the Sewage Sludge Directive (86/278/EEC) on Biowaste and the Soil Protection Communication call for standards on sampling and analysis of sludge, treated biowastes and soils. The European Directives are intended to pr event 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 on land. The EU ani mal by-product regulations are fixing microbiological threshold values, for which microbiological methods of analysis are needed. The European Commission wishes to cite European (CEN) standards in order that there is harmonised application of the directive s and that reports from Member States (MS) can be compared. This project to develop standards for hygienic parameters in sludge, soil and biowaste, presented under the name "HORIZONTAL-HYG", will be carried out under the umbrella of the main project HORIZ ONTAL "Development of horizontal standards for soil, sludge and biowaste". This ensures full integration in the CEN system through BT Task Force 151 specially set up in support of this project as well as direct supervision by DG ENV and MS, which form the Steering Committee of HORIZONTAL. Preparation of HORIZONTAL-HYG was taken in a full agreement with the DG ENV, DG JRC and the MS already contributing to HORIZONTAL. HORIZONTAL-HYG's objective is to produce standardised methods for sampling and hygienic mic robiological parameters, as Salmonella spp, Escherichia coli, Clostridium perfringens, Ascaris ova in sludges, treated biowastes and soils written in CEN format. Validation of the methods is an essential part of the development as it quantifies performance in terms of repeatability and reproducibility. The consortium is well connected in CEN and ISO and thus provides an excellent basis for implementation of the deliverables.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-SSP-3
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Funding Scheme

STIP - Specific Targeted Innovation Project

Coordinator

ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
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Westerduinweg, 3
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"FODOR JOZSEF" ORSZAGOS KOZEGESZSEGUGYI KOZPONT ORSZAGOS KOZEGESZSEGUGYI INTEZET
Hungary
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Ix. Gyali Ut 2-6.
Budapest
ALCONTROL UK LTD
United Kingdom
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Mill Close, Templeborough House
Rotherham
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Italy
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Via Enrico Fermi
Ispra/varese
DEFRA, CENTRAL SCIENCE LABORATORY
United Kingdom
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Nobel House, 17 Smith Square
London
DEN KONGELIGE VETERINAER- OG LANDBOHOEJSKOLE
Denmark
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Buelowsvej 17
Frederiksberg C
GIE ANJOU RECHERCHE
France
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52 Rue D'anjou
Paris
INSTITUT PASTEUR DE LILLE
France
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1 Rue Du Professeur Calmette
Lille
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA'
Italy
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Viale Regina Elena 299
Rome
MAGYAR TUDOMÁNYOS AKADÉMIA TALAJTANI ÉS AGROKÉMIAI KUTATÓINTÉZETE
Hungary
Address
Herman O. Ut 15
Budapest
TARTU UELIKOOL
Estonia
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Ulikooli 18
Tartu
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
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Whiteknights
Reading
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
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Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes, 585 (Vicerectorat De Recerca )
Barcelona
UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
Denmark
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40, Thorvaldsensvej
Frederiksberg
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
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University Road, Highfield
Southampton
UNIVERSITÄT HOHENHEIM
Germany
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Im Schloss
Stuttgart