Source control options for reducing emission of priority pollutants from urban areas.

Mikkelsen, Peter Steen and Lützhøft, Hans-Christian Holten and Eriksson, Eva and Ledin, Anna and Donner, Erica and Scholes, Lian N. L. and Revitt, D. Mike and Lecloux, Andre and Wickman, Tonie and Atanasova, Natasa and Kompare, Boris and Banovec, Primož (2008) Source control options for reducing emission of priority pollutants from urban areas. In: 11th International Conference on Urban Drainage, 31 August to 5 September, 2008, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The overall aim of the ScorePP project is to develop comprehensive and appropriate source control strategies that authorities, cities, water utilities and the chemical industry can employ to reduce emissions of priority pollutants (PPs) from urban areas into the receiving water environment. Focus is on the 33 priority and priority hazardous substances and substance groups identified in the European Water Framework Directive. However, this list may be expanded to include emerging pollutants or reduced if appropriate model compounds can be identified. The initial work focuses on 67 substances, including substances identified in the proposed European environmental quality standard (EQS) directive as well as the defined example compounds and several organometallic derivatives. Information on inherent properties, environmental presence and fate, and legislative issues is made available in open database format, and a data management system combining chemical identification (CAS#), NACE economic activity classifications and NOSE-P emission source classifications has been developed as a basis for spatial characterisation of PP sources using GIS. Further work will focus on dynamic urban scale source-flux models, identifying emission patterns and optimising monitoring programmes in case studies and multi-criteria comparison of source control versus end-of-pipe mitigation options in relation to their economic, social and environmental impacts.

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Research Areas:School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences
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