Title: SENSPOL Final Report: Executive Summary (Sensors for monitoring water pollution from contaminated land, landfills and sediment) 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: EU Projects 
Language(s): English
 
Year: 2004 
Author 1/Producer: Senspol Consortium 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report/Document number/description: SENSPOL Final Report: Executive Summary EVK1-CT-1999-20001  
Publisher Country: EU Projects 
Publisher web link (root): http://www.cranfield.ac.uk
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.eugris.info/downloads/SENSPOL_ES_final.pdf  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Methods
 
Short description: The activities undertaken by SENSPOL have accelerated the development of sensor systems for practical applications in the abatement of water pollution from contaminated land, landfills and sediment. The usefulness of new environmental monitoring devices that can be used on site has been demonstrated. Promising results were obtained with measurements of heavy metals, calcium, chloride, general toxicity and genotoxicity. Sensor technologies are sufficiently mature to be used in routine analysis where legislative compliance through a rigid validation and verification process is not required. Many of the instruments are ready for commercial demonstration. Hindrances to moving from prototype environmental sensing devices to sensor system products remain. Although better analytical technologies, including toxicity sensors, are important to society and public health, the market size is a factor that often seems to deter serious investment. Validation and implementation of the prototype sensing devices requires future mechanisms and funding.  
Link to Project(s): Senspol Sensors for monitoring water pollution from contaminated land, landfills and sediments
 
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