Title: Integrated Modeling of Fate and Effects of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Marine Ecosystems
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC38014
ISBN: 978-92-79-06662-7
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 22882 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC38014
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: In this report, an integrated model including fate of contaminants and ecological models it is presented. The model has been developed in the framework of the Thresholds project for analysing the effects of contaminants at ecosystem level. The fate model was already presented in D2.6.2 where the major families of POPs (PCDD/Fs, PCBs, PAHs and PBDEs) were implemented. In this work a simple ecological model has been incorporated in the fate model and coupled with it in terms of organic matter. The model allows estimating the environmental concentrations of POPs and the main fluxes between compartments, i.e. air/water/sediments and organisms. In addition the model has been validated for PAHs based on experimental data available in literature and it is now used to analyse NERI’s mesocosm experiments where combined effects of nutrients and contaminants are assessed. Furthermore, the model is being validated with other contaminants families as the experimental results from Thresholds campaigns are starting to be available.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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