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ECO3A.3-USTO: Evaluation of the predictability and reversibility of environmental accumulation for substances for POP/PBT-like properties

Principal Investigator

Dr. Michael McLachlan
Department of Applied Environmental Science (ITM)
Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm
Tel: +46 8 674 7228
Fax: +46 8 674 7638


Frank Wania, University of Toronto Scarborough, CA
Knut Breivik, University of Oslo, NO


The objectives of these project are:

– to gain a quantitative understanding of how chemical and environmental characteristics interact to control long-term time trends of POP/PBT-like substances in various environmental compartments.

– to test the ability of current dynamic multimedia models to accurately reproduce the observed long term time trends of POP/PBT-like substances in the physical environment and in biological samples.

Related Publications

Publications are expected in 2011.

Timeline: January 2008 > March 2010

LRI funding: €75,000

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