SAMPLING CAMPAIGN SUSPECT - RURAL CASE

On 25th March 2020, the fieldwork for the rural case of the SUSPECt project started. At eight locations in the Barneveld area we placed passive samplers in the streams to investigate the presence of Veterinary Pharmaceuticals. At each location, one pair of samplers was kept for 12 weeks, whereas another pair was changed every 4 weeks. This has been done to explore the temporal distribution of measured quantities and to explore the influence of manure application and hydrological patterns. Fieldwork ended in June 2020, and first laboratory results were obtained in December same year. Presence of four targeted substance groups (antibiotics, antiparasitics, hormones and disinfectants) was confirmed. 

From toilet to river

Already a while ago, efforts of three NWO-TTW projects on chemicals of emerging concern were combined and led to the publication of an H2O article. Lara Schuijt (WUR), Caterina Zillien and Tamara van Bergen (RU) present a framework for micropollutants (“from toilet to river”) and elaborate on this with a case study of fluoxetine in Nijmegen.

The article describes which insights and results the combined projects are expected to deliver. From the preliminary case study, they conclude that the quality of input data is of crucial importance in order to make valuable emission estimates and to do an acceptable risk assessment. As researchers, we are always looking for more data! So if you can help us with relevant datasets, please contact us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The article is in Dutch and you can find it here:

https://www.h2owaternetwerk.nl/vakartikelen/van-toilet-naar-rivier-de-weg-van-farmaceutische-afvalstoffen-door-de-riolering-naar-watersystemen

 

Bergen Figuur2

Welcome to cec-partnership.nl!

Welcome to the website of the Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) partnership.

Research themes of the partnership:

i.   Effect directed monitoring
ii.  Sustainable treatment technology for municipal effluents
iii. Effective control

Projects of the partnership:

  1. AdOx - a next generation adsorption-oxidation process for removal of CECs from municipal wastewater
  2. Cost-Efficient Removal of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Urban Waste Water Treatment Plants CER-CEC
  3. Decision SUpport ToolS for Risk-based Prioritization and Control of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (SUSPECt)
  4. EMERCHE: Effect-directed Monitoring tools to assess Ecological and human health Risks of CHemicals of Emerging concern in the water cycle
  5. RoutinEDA: expanding the scope and downscaling the format of high throughput Effect-Directed Analysis for routine water cycle monitoring and effective control

For more information, visit the NWO website of this program (Dutch).

Start sampling Campaign Urban case

On Thursday 19 September, the fieldwork for the urban case of the SUSPECt project started. At four locations throughout Nijmegen we placed small sponges (passive samplers) in the sewer to assess the CEC composition of different wastewater types (domestic, industrial, surface run-off). These sponges remain in the underworld for one to 6 weeks until we retrieve them again and take them to the laboratory for further analysis. We expect to obtain the first results in November.

The start of the sampling campaign was covered by the media including OmroepGelderland and Radboud University’s magazine VOX.

News

15-11-2018 - The Kick-off and QA day was a succes

 

 

12-11-2018 - today we will have the first CEC-Partnership programme day and quality assurance workshop @ KWR Nieuwegein.

The programme of the day is:

10:45-11:00

Registration and coffee

11:00-11:20

Introduction about the CEC-partnership

Bas van der Wal – STOWA

11:20-11:40

Introduction TTW

Stefan Jongerius – NWO domain TTW

11:40 – 12:30

Introduction projects 1 and 2 (15 min + 5 min questions)

Project leaders

12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30-14:30

Introduction project 3, 4, 5

Project leaders

14:30-14:45

Break

14:45-16:30

QA Workshop  
Annemieke Kolkman

16:30

Tour + drinks

 

The venue

KWR Watercycle Research Institute – Groningenhaven 7, Nieuwegein

 

6-3-2018 - CEC-partnership.nl is live!

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