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Ecotoxicology

Dose-response relations between sediment contaminants and benthic invertebrate communities

The aim of the Rebecca project was to establish a connection between pressure and quality elements of the Water Framework Directive and to create tools to estimate the surface connection. The project was carried out in close co-operation with the GIG groups which led the calibration processes of the Water Framework Directive in the implementation process of the Directive.
Belgium, 2004-2008

Roofing felt leaching and ecotoxicity testing

Investigation of possible contents of toxic substanes in rainwater run-off from roofing felt. The leaching tank test is specifically designed for roofing felt. Samples of the leachate are subject to chemical analysis (elementes and PAH) as well as to standard ecotoxicological tets with algae, crustaceans (Daphnia) and microorganisms (Microtox).
Danmark, 2005-2006

Environmental risk assessment of kemikaliedepot Kærgård Klitplantage

The environmental toxicity of one specific chemical substance and of a sample of contaminated groiundwater are investigated by means of acute and chronic ecotoxicological tests with marine organisms representing, algae, bluegreen algae, crustaceans, polychaetes and fish. Environmental risk assessment based on single substances in the sample and on the toxicity of the complexly contaminated sample.
Danmark, 2005-2006

Fortolkning af REACH med fokus på kemikaliebranchen

REACH undervisning
Danmark, 2005

National Competent Authority Report on herbicide, draft for the Danish EPA

Elaboration of environmental parts of Competent Authorities' background reports on the active substance zoxamide and a formulated plant protection product containing it.
Danmark, 2005

Enlargement of Copenhagen Harbour, Input to the EIA

EIA of a harbour enlargement in Copenhagen. Extensive use of modelling for the assessments.
Denmark, 2008-2009

New Coal Pier at Stigsnæs Power Plant. Input to the EIA

EIA for extension of the coal terminal at Stigsnæs power plant. Extensive use of modelling for the assessments.
Denmark, 2008-2009

ETC/WATER (54392-01)

As a member of the European Topic Centre of Water, DHI assists the European Environmental Agency in activities related to marine assessments, hazardous substances, linkages between agriculture and water quality, threats to small water bodies and water accounts.
Denmark, 2007-2010

Ecotoxicological tests for establishment of Water Quality Standards

Ecotoxicological tests for establishment of Water Quality Standards (WQS)
Denmark, 2005

EU Competent Authority Report on herbicide, draft for the Danish EPA

EU Competent Authority Report on herbicide, draft for the Danish EPA
Denmark, 2005-2006

OECD Test Guidelines Programme 2005

Expert assistance for the Danish EPA for OECD Test Guidelines. Through participation in expert working groups and commenting on draft guidelines, ERA has been engaged in the development and revision of OECD Test Guidelines for aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology for years.
Denmark, 2005

Environmental Licence for Sediment Disposal, Roemoe Harbour

Assessment of dispersion and environmental impact of sediment disposal from Roemoe Harbour.
Denmark, 2005

Pesticide environmental assessment

Reviews of ecotoxicological and fate test study reports are prepared, the quality of the data is evaluated and summaries regarding environmental properties are elaborated on the active substance Napropamide and formulated plant protection products containing it for inclusion in Annex II of Directive 91/414/EEC .
Denmark, 2004-2005

OECD Test Guidelines Programme 2004

Expert assistance for the Danish EPA for OECD Test Guidelines. Through participation in expert working groups and commenting on draft guidelines, ERA has been engaged in the development and revision of OECD Test Guidelines for aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology for years.
Denmark, 2004

Toxicity testing for Water Quality Standards database

Toxicity testing with chemical substances for which ecotoxicity data are not available. Subsequent derivation of Water Quality Standards based on the data obtained.
Denmark, 2004

Environmental risk assessment of active ingredient

Assessment of biodegradation, aquatic toxicity and environmental risk of active ingredient
Denmark, 2004

Discharge to marine environment, emission standards

Discussion of principles for determination of emission standards and evaluation of a specific situation
Denmark, 2004

Impact of REACH on the environment and health

In the EU, a new chemicals legislation (REACH) is proposed. A systematic approach is being developed for assessing the impact of REACH on the environment and on human health. The benefits are being estimated in environmental and health terms as well as in economic terms.
Denmark, 2004-2005

Assessment of quality of studies

Assessment of the quality of ecotoxicity studies, which are going to be used for derivation of water quality standards for specific substances.
Denmark, 2004

Water Quality Standards

Derivation of Water Quality Standards according to the principles, which were derived the DK EPA by DHI (ERA). Substances: 1,1,1-Trichlorethan (CAS-RN 71-55-6), Tetrachlorethen (CAS-RN 127-18-4), 1,1,1-trichlorethen (CAS-RN 79-01-6) and 4-methylphenol (CAS-RN 41620-33-1)
Denmark, 2004

Pesticide environmental assessment

Elaboration of draft environmental risk assessment and draft decision regarding (re)registration in Denmark of the active substances prochloraz and fenpyroximate and formulated plant protection products containing them. For both active substances, reviews of series of ecotoxicological test study reports are prepared, the quality of data evaluated and summaries regarding environmental properties of the chemicals are made.
Denmark, 2004

Water Quality Standards

Derivation of Water Quality Standards according to the principles, which were derived for the DK EPA by DHI (ERA). Substances from contamination caused by a former chemical industry.
Denmark, 2004

Decision support tool for contaminated soil. Uptake of xenobiotics in crops

Based on experimental and modelling work previsously conducted by SHI, a decision support tool is being validated and combined with human risk assessment in relation to growth of crops in contaminated soil.
Denmark, 2004

Esbjerg Harbour EIA and environmental license of A CONFINED DISPOSAL SITE IN ESBJERG HARBOUR FOR CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS

The harbour of Esbjerg is situated in the Danish Wadden Sea of the North Sea that is characterised by high tidal variations with a high load of suspended sediments. This causes siltation of Esbjerg Harbour requiring yearly maintenance dredging of approximately 460,000 m³ of which 40,000 m³ is too contaminated to be dumped into the Wadden Sea. The harbour has proposed that a confined disposal site with an area of 26 hectare and a volume of 520,000 m³ should be constructed at the shallow part of the Wadden Sea in the harbour area. This site will have a capacity for about 20 years of disposal. The surplus water will be discharged to the sea. DHI is preparing an EIA and an application for the environmental license for the project. A mathematical model has been set-up concerning discharge of contaminants (heavy metals, antifouling agents and organic pollutants like PAH) from the disposal site. It includes a physical model describing the dispersal of pollutants from all pollution sources in the area so that the impact on the environment from all sources can be assessed. Based on the model an ecotoxicological assessment of the impact from the present situation and with the impacts from the discharge from the confined disposal site has been carried out.
Denmark, 2003-2006

Udledning af vandkvalitetskriterier (VKK) til danske amter

Derivation of Water Quality Standards (WQS) for 15 organic substances and barium. The organic substances were selected on the basis of their occurrence in wastewater samples from Danish WWTPs.
Denmark, 2003-2004

ABC vurderinger af stoffer i bilvaskeprodukter til Miljøstyrelsens hjemmeside

ABC evaluations of substances in products used by the carwash industry. The results are going to be published at the Danish EPA Website every six months.
Denmark, 2003-2004

Datasøgning til VKK for dichlorethylen

Data search for derivation of Water Quality Standard for 1,2-dichloroethylene and its cis and trans forms.
Denmark, 2003

Venezia Long Sea Outfall

Design and impact evaluation of planned submerged long sea outfall from Fussina to the Adriatic Sea. The impact assessment comprises the MIKE 3 FM model of the Laguna di Venezia and parts of the Adriatic Sea describing currents, fine sediment deposition, eutrophication and heavy metals.
Italy, 2005

Institutional strengthening for EU implementation of requirements on GMO, IPPC, eliminate change (GHG) and chemicals

Assistance on implementation of EU requirements on chemicals, genetic modified organisms (GMO), BAT (best available technology and integrated pollution prevention and control, climatic change (Green House Gasses, GHG). The project includes transposition of legal acts, development of institutional structures, training, conduction of demonstration projects and general development of policies.
Lithuania, 2003-2004

Drilling Mud and Oil Spill

Modelling and ecotoxicological assessment of spills of drilling mud, drill cuttings and crude oil.
Peru, 2008-2009

AGIP-KCO Thermal Pollution

Assessment of thermal pollution and chemical impact on the Caspian Sea environment of cooling systems needed to refrigerate flash gas to be reinjected as part of the development of Kashagan Field. Application of MIKE 3 for thermal pollution and ecological/chemical risk assessment.
Rep. Of Kazakhstan, 2003

Environmental Impact Asessment for Disposal of Drilling Mud

EIA on impacts from drilling mud and drill cuttings in the Manifa bay area, where more than 20 new oil drilling sites will be stablished from 2009.
Saudi Arabia, 2008-2009
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