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Toxicological research into the development of risk asssessment procedures to enable formulation changes in approved oil treatment products to be processed as part of the FEPA approval scheme. - AE0818

Summary Objective
Using the standard crustacean and / or molluscan toxicity tests, provide a scientifically sound environmental risk assessment protocol for approving oil treatment products. Through the use of quantitative structure – activity relationships (QSARs) predict the biological activity of untested chemicals.

Key Customer Purpose
Provide a transparent and cost-effective process for license applicants and other environmental stakeholders by improving confidence in the assessment of oil treatment products. Consider the future use of QSARs within statutory schemes.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Final Report   (136k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2005

Cost: £80,621
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Water quality monitoring              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine