RECETOX Centre of Excellence in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   30/11/2002         Duration: 36 months         Project Type: RTD
Contract Number: EVK1-CT-2002-80012
Organisation Type:  EC Project
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Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
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Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Site investigation overview
Project objectives:
The Centre of Excellence for Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology is based on the activities of RECETOX (Research centre for Environmental Chemistry 
and EcoTOXicology), Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. The main scientific and research activities of RECETOX are focused on environmental chemistry,
ecotoxicology and risk assessment with special attention to persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic substances (PBTs). Based on this research and educative
activities, programmes and projects of RECETOX, the European and regional scientific networks concerning to PBTs will be organized and as a part of networks
activities the exchange of staffs and students will be organize and thematic conferences, special workshops and summer school will be prepared. The specific
attention will be done to the regional studies concerning to PBTs and to the development of special environmental database. The basic scientific topic of RECETOX
is the study of relationships between environmental occurrence and levels of various types of pollutants (mainly persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic
- PBTs).
Project Summary:
The proposed Centre of Excellence for Environmental chemistry and Ecotoxicology RECETOX (Research Centre for Environmental Chemistry and EcoTOXicology) 
, Masaryk university, Brno, Czech Republic is oriented at the field of environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology and risk assessment. The long-term environmental
research projects are aimed at understanding of the fate of selected organic pollutants in the environment and at the study of relationships between environmental
contamination by these pollutants and their biological effects. Based on this research and educational activities, the European and regional scientificnetwork
will be organized and as a part of network activities the exchange of staff and students will be organized and thematic conferences and workshops will be prepared.
The specific attention will be paid to regional scientific studies focused on persistent, toxic substances.
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Sediments with nutrients load: remove, reuse, or treatment in situ ?

The use of integrative methods to evaluate the sediment quality in estuaries and port areas of the Basque Country (North Spain)

Methods for genotoxicological assessment - case study

ERA-MANIA DSS: a decision support system for site-specific Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) for contaminated site

Conceptual framework for assessing the risk from chemical elements migration in a landscape

UNEP/GEF Project Regionally Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances

Community strategy on dioxins, furans and polychlorinated biphenyls and the EU Implementation of the Stockholm Convention and the UN ECE Protocol on POPs

Assessment of the selected POPs in the atmosphere and water ecosystems from the waste materials generated by warfare in area of former Yugoslavia (APOPSBAL Project)

Croatian National POPs Inventory

National inventory of persistent organic pollutants of the Republic of Moldova

Status and progress of actions towards the solution of obsolete pesticides problems in ECCA

Emission inventories for POPs - on our understanding of the historical emissions of PCBs at global scale

Use of biomarker index scale in monitoring the impact of Erika oil spill in Brittany Coast

Dioxins PCBs: environmental levels and human exposure in accession countries

A proposed national marine pollution strategy to control direct marine discharges: A case study in environmental management from Malta

Environmental health perspective of hexachlorocyclohexane polluted site in Albania

Brominated flame retardants

Phenol ethoxylates endocrinne disruptors: a Mediterranean Sea semi-arid region perspective

PCBRisk Project Slovakia

Toxic models of action of polychlorinated biphenyls in liver cells

Phytoremediation/phytotoxicity studies in soils artifically contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

The Stockholm Convention on POPs; the treaty and interim work

Region I: Arctic - Regionally Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances, UNEP Chemicals

UNEP/GEF Project Regional Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances - European Regional Report (Region III)

Assessment of persistent toxic substances in the Mediterranean region (Region IV)

The 1998 Protocols on Persistent Organic Pollutants and Heavy Metals to the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution - future work and challanges

Past and present environmental distribution of old and new POPs

Photolysis and radiolysis of chlorophenols in ice

Mechanism of action of brominated flame retardants - Possible implications for risk assessment

New knowledge about the impact of environmental exposure to PAHs

WHO exposure study on the levels of PCBs, PCDDs/Fs in human milk

Health Risks of Persistent Organic Pollutants from Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution - a World Health organization report

UNIDO/GEF Project of the implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs Convention) in the Central and Eastern European countries

Dioxin pollution in the Baltic Sea - what have we learned?

Relationship between soil properties and ecotoxicological effects of PAHs in soils - nitrification potential determination

Body burden of the Czech population with dioxins and other persistent chlorinated organic compounds

Neurobehavioral performances and other parameters in children in PCBrisk project of Slovakia

Environmental monitoring of PTS

Monitoring of persistent organic pollutants in soils of the Czech Republic

Analysis of some organochlorine pesticides in the atmosphere of an urban area (Strasbourg, East of France)

Comparison of analytical methods for POPs analysis

PTS modeling under UN ECE

Development of an atmospheric chemistry transport model for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)

A mesoscale model of overland transport of particle-bound substances in the Elbe catchment over four decades

Technologies for POPs contaminated soils: decision support tools for technology evaluation and selection

Technology of catalytic dehalogenation of POPs

Sublethal effects of short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) identified with frog embryo assay (FETAX)

Studies on the interrelations between the pollution by polychlorinated biphenyls and thyroid gland

Photodegradation of DDT in ice

PCDDs/Fs contamination of the surroundings of Spolana Neratovice before and after floods 2002

Regional trends of POPs in European ambient air

Spatial and temporal trends in persistent organic pollutants soil contamination in the Czech Republic

PCB levels in the atmosphere and surface soils in Croatia as a consequence of war damages - APOPSBAL Project

PCBs and organochlorine pesticide exposure of Slovak population

Dust particles in the urban atmosphere of the Largest cities of Slovak Republic

Toxaphene in the Czech Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems

Assessment of toxic and genotoxic effects of N-heterocyclic polyaromatic hydrocarbons with miniaturized in vitro screening bioassays

Chlorinated hydrocarbons in the atmosphere and surface soil in the areas of the city of Zadar and Mt. Velebit - Croatia

Preparing investigation field with PCB contaminated soil for phyto remediation research

WHO exposure study on the levels of PCBs, PCDDs and PCDFs in human milk

Increased frequency of various forms of glucose intolerance in the population of selected areas of Eastern Slovakia chronically exposed to contamination with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Improving environmental health research and managent in newly associated states

The photochemistry of organic pollutants in natural wax of the conifer needles

Monitoring of the Tichá Orlice river loading by xenoestrogenic substances by means of induction of vitellogenesis in male fish

Dioxins in the Baltic Sea herring

Deposition and distribution of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Arctic snow. Results from a three years field study at Bjornoya (Bear Island, Norway)

Model Calculations and Laboratory Experiments of Organic Chemical Fate as Influenced by Snow

Chemical and physical changes in snowpacks: New feedbacks for climate change.

Laboratory ices: Their potential influence on our understanding of cryospheric chemistry

Ices of HNO3 and HCl Hydrates. IR Spectroscopy and Theoretical Calculations

Diffuse reflectance techniques as tools for Surface Photochemistry studies: Benzophenone adsorbed onto different silicas and zeolites

A short report on development of analytical and software basis for complex ecological and human risk assessment based on real environmental and population data (projects SVOD, TRITON and GENESIS, Czech Republic)

Presentation of BCD Technology

Novel retionoid-specific luciferase reporter gene bioassay for screening of embryotoxic potential

Assessment of dioxine-like toxicities of water-exposed SPMDs by in vitro reporter gene bioassay

Benzo(a)pyrene in the atmospheric air and deposition at remote and urban sites of the Baltic countries

Tropospheric residence times of persistant toxic substances (PTS) in dependence of specific vapour pressures.

In vitro modulations of estrogenic responce by polychlorinated biphenyls

Quantifying short chain chlorinated parafins in sediment samples from the Czech Republic by short-column GC/ECNI-MS

Fish as a possible bioindicators of water environment

Experiment of laboratory degradation of AROCLOR 1248 added to soil collected from ETS Zadar

Acceleration of chemical reactions and change in pH by freezing aqueous solution.

Interaction of Benzenes and Carbonic Acids with Water Ice: Studies with MIES, UPS and TPD

Testing snow photochemical models using chemical actinometry and in-snow radiometry

Monitoring of persistent organic pollutants: water reservoirs of Armenia

Assessment of flora development in the Ilawa District Szelag Wielki Lake

The contemporary toxaphene residues in soils are probably not dangerous to soil organisms

Spatial and temporal trends in POPs sediment contamination in the Czech Republic

Steady state and episodic PCB congeners in human breast milk samples from the Czech Republic

Study of children´s health in rural regions of Armenia in concern of pesticides use

Photochemical and spectroscopic studies of aggregated organic compounds in ice

Springtime boundary layer ozone depletion in the Arctic: results from OOTI (Out On The Ice), and its implications for the OASIS project (Ocean, Atmosphere, Sea Ice and Snow interactions in polar regions)

Relationships among environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology and ecological risk assessment - conceptual approach of RECETOX scientific work

Endocrine disrupters in sediments: complex assessment of contaminants, biochemical effects and field observations

Application of a solid reference phase to determine the availability of hydrophobic contaminations in sediment.

Nutrients load as a risks factor in freshwater sediment: assessment, effect and reduction.

Inorganic and organic micropollutants in river and marine sediments and important supplement sediment characterizations.

Assessment and remediation of contaminated sediments in nearshore zones of the Great Lakes.

Sediment quality assessment from the SedNet perspective on sustainable sediment management

The DGT technique - an useful tool for assessment of sediment quality criteria

An Overview of Several Physical-Chemical Methods for Reducing Bioavailable Phosphorus (BAP) in Lakes

In situ bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons at the former AFB Hrad& 269;any, Czech Republic.

Remediation technologies and decision support tools for their assessment and selection

US EPA approaches - monitoring and remediation technologies for contaminated soils, sediments and groundwater

Perspectives of POPs effects and risk assessment for soil organisms

Use of Enchytraeus crypticus laboratory cultures for indication of post mining spoil toxicity and for testing of toxic spoil reclamation

Characterization of Soils by DGT Technique (Diffusive Gradient in Thin Films Technique)

Soil humic acids - review of latest results. From simple models to elucidation of supramolecular interactions
Funding Programme(s): 
EC Framework Programme 5
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Submitted by: Prof Paul Bardos  Who does what?  03/07/2003 17:48:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  03/10/2006 14:39:00