PERSPEC SNOWMAN - PERSPEC: Perspectives on mobilisation of prioritised contaminants in soil.

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   13/12/2007         Duration: 12 months         Project Type: RTD
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Organisation Type:  University research group / research institute
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Heavy metals
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->PAH
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Water
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Sources
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Contaminant hydrology
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Hydrogeology
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Modelling
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
Diffuse pollution-->Processes
Diffuse pollution-->Scales
Diffuse pollution-->Sources
Project objectives:
The primary objective of the PERSPEC project is to:   
    Deliver a compilation of current knowledge regarding soil system processes with focus on contaminant mobilisation;   
    Gather data from a well defined background level system;   
    Produce predictions of contaminant mobilisation by using state-of-the-art modelling tools;   
Identify key processes and parameters needed to expand the necessary knowledge and improve the models. 
Project Summary:
The aim of the PERSPEC project is to compile current knowledge on how atmospheric and hydrological processes influence the mobilisation of contaminants to, 
within, and from soils. The focus is on priory substances according to the European water framework directive (WFD) such as metals (e.g. mercury, lead and aluminium),
and persistent organic pollutants (POPs; e.g. polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), brominated diphenylethers, chlorophenols, chlorobenzenes,
PCBs and dioxins). Metals and organic contaminants have in the past often been studied separately, mainly due to their different chemical properties. However, in the environment
they coexist and are subject to the same environmental processes. By including both metals and organic contaminants in the same research framework, differences
as well as similarities in their environmental fate and response to climate factors will become apparent, and different scenarios may be explored.
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Funding Programme(s): 
SNOWMAN coordinated Call
Link to Organisations:

Graz University of Technology
Ume University
Lancaster University
Submitted by: Mr Magnus Bergknut  Who does what?  11/03/2008 08:45:00