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Modelling environmental distribution and fate of POPs on a national, European and global scale - CB01016

CGMP Division contribution to project managed by AEQ Division

The aim of the project was to establish and predict the movement of persistent organic pollutants in the environment with a view to identifying the policy options that would most efficiently reduce emissions or the risk to human health and the environment. The project involved identifying and collecting data on a range of POP chemicals according to the scientific criteria laid out in the UNECE POPs Protocol and Convention. A series of models was developed to predict the spatial and temporal movement of such chemicals on a national, regional and global scale. These were combined with human exposure models and cost-curves to assess trends and target areas for possible emission reductions.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Modelling of the environmental distribution and fate of persistent organic pollutants on a national, European and global scale   (23k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2000

To: 2002

Cost: £65,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Lancaster
Air Pollution              
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Hazardous substances              
Toxic Substances              
Fields of Study
Chemicals and Nanotechnology