Catalan Water Research Institute research and innovation for the sustainable use of water

Chemical pollution of water bodies

The objective of this line is the control of the quality of the water, in reference to the contamination by composts of anthropogenic origin.

The specific research lines include for one band the development of analytical methods for the determination of emerging contaminants and for the other, the study of their origin, transport and ecological impact of these substances in the environment, amb The objective of connecting with the sources and processes that control their distribution and that of their possible effects on the ecosystem and human health.

The specific objectives are:

  • Development of analytical methods for the determination of the emergency and priority of pollutants
  • Determination of the appearance of contaminants in selected areas
  • Investigation of the destination of the contaminants
  • Study of the combined effects of pollutants and at the level of ecosystems
  • Identification of contaminants and geographical areas that deserve special attention