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SME Specific MeasuresQuality of Life and Management of Living Resources

Exploratory Award

Proposal number EXAW-1999-00980

AcronymEcoleach

Proposal titleEcotoxicological Relevance of Leaching Processes in SolidResidues Exposed to

Freshwater Model Ecosystems

AbstractThe environmental relevance of solid residues is described by their leachability and

toxicity. Short-term leaching tests and bioassays have been developed to assess their initial

leaching and direct effect. Criteria set up for their reuse or disposal are based on these test

schemes. However we are still uncertain to translate the obtained laboratory data into

"real" systems. Main objective of the  proposed study is to describe the significance of

leaching processes for whole ecosystems. For this reason, multi-species test systems are

proposed here for the  first time to study the complex interaction between leaching

processes and the biota. In contrast to single-species tests, these systems show a high

degree of realism, in terms of size, diversity and foodweb interactions. It will be possible  

to identify indirect and secondary effects, which may be overlooked by conventional test

procedures. This will help to develop environmentally more safe  recycling products and

applications.

Key ActionQOL-4.   Key action Environment and Health

Start date6/07/2000End date6/07/2001

Intended Step 2 projectRTD Project (Collaborative Research)Duration Exploratory Phase10 months

SME CoordinatorDr. Michael MUELLERCompany sizeS2

GEWERBLICHES INSTITUT FUER UMWELTANALYTIK

Waidplatzstrasse 8

79331 - Teningen

Germany

Phone: 4976633838

Fax: 4976634039

Email: info@giu-umwelt.de

SME Proposer(s)

SWEDISH ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH GROUPSwedenS3

Profile of partners for joining the project

Business areas73-L - Research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering

CommentsAdditional expertise will be sought in the field of human health  and toxicology, and hazard

assessment of recycled/reused materials, in particular from less-favoured Community areas

Last update18/6/2001

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