Monitoring Criteria for Priority Chemicals leading to emission factors

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Many knowledge gaps exist in relation to managing priority substances and priority hazardous substances in Irish waters. This information is needed to enable compliance with WFD reporting requirements. This collaborative analytical project sought to establish emission factors for priority substances, identifying index or risk-based criteria that will assist in defining the monitoring programme in Ireland for WFD. The project involved a large sample number (492) to obtain a representative and statistically relevant output. A risk-based model of expected pollutants was developed based on inputs to municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) from a variety of sources with a variety of population equivalents. Notably this project focussed on wastewater facilities however, the impact of non-licensed sources like golf-courses, hospitals, airports, restaurants etc, on PSs arising from rainfall run-off can also be significant it was found.

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Prof. Fiona Regan
Dublin City University
Associate professor in Environmental Sensing
Marine and Environmental Sensing Technology Hub, National Centre for Sensor Research, Dublin City University, Glasenvin, Dublin 9, Ireland
Telephone: + 353 1 7005765
e-mail: Fiona.regan@dcu.ie

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Author(s)Regan, F.
Title Of WebsiteSecure Archive For Environmental Research Data
Publication InformationMonitoring Criteria for Priority Chemicals leading to emission factors
Name of OrganisationEnvironmental Protection Agency Ireland
Electronic Address or URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=c044369e-a745-11e2-9085-005056ae0019
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Date of AccessLast Updated on SAFER: 2017-10-22

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SAFER-Data Display URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=3004
Resource KeywordsPriority substances, wastewater, licensed sources, unlicensed sources,
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code2007-WQ-LS-1-S1
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeWater Quality
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Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 4
Project Start Date Monday 1st October 2007 (01-10-2007)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Monday 1st October 2007 (01-10-2007)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Thursday 1st December 2011 (01-12-2011)
Published on SAFERWednesday 17th April 2013 (17-04-2013)
Date of Last EditMonday 24th February 2014 at 09:22:48 (24-02-2014)
Datasets or Files Updated On Monday 24th February 2014 at 09:22:48 (24-02-2014)

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The project involved a large sample number (492) to obtain a representative and statistically relevant output. The team collected samples and analysed for 33 PSs as well as collated available environmental and water quality data from a range of wastewater treatment plants (n = 9) over a 3-year sampling period. Samples were collected monthly throughout the project and also at higher frequency during wet and dry periods. A risk-based model of expected pollutants was developed based on inputs to municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) from a variety of sources with a variety of population equivalents (PEs). Notably this project focused on wastewater facilities, although, however, it was found that the impact of other sources, such as golf courses, hospitals, airports, restaurants, etc., on PSs arising from rainfall run-off can also be significant.

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The project was driven by WFD legislation and the requirement and cost of monitoring priority substances. The project enabled the development of improved analytical methods for the determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and pesticides in wastewaters which led to published work and PhD awards. The training of PhD students, researchers and postdocs on the project has greatly contributed to building environmental capacity in Ireland.
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Up to 7 publications in peer reviewed journals, one invited book, one invited analytical review, > 15 conference presentations, 2 workshops
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