The research comprised in CSI:ENVIRONMENT is conducted in 16 PhD programmes, grouped into 8 work packages within 4 different training areas.

 

TRAINING AREA I: METHODS

It focuses on methods for the analysis of emerging contaminants, the degradation products, and compound-specific isotope analysis (CSIA). In training area I, fellows will be trained specifically on method development for sample preparation, extraction of environmental chemicals for quantification and identification of environmental contaminants and subsequent compound-specific isotope analysis.

Work Package 1: Sample collection, preparation and analysis

Work package 2: Isotope analytics

 

TRAINING AREA II: PROCESSES

Factors causing and underlying isotope fractionation during transformation reactions will be characterised

Work package 3: Abiotic reactions

  • PhD programme 5 [PRO-ICE]: Photochemical transformations of contaminants in ice and snow, using stable isotope fractionation methods and investigating solvent kinetic isotope effects.
  • PhD programme 6 [PRO-H2O]: Tracing photochemical transformations of aquatic micropollutants using multidimensional compound-specific isotope analysis.
  • PhD programme 7 [PRO-GAS]: Stable isotope fingerprinting and alteration during oxidation reactions in the atmosphere.

Work package 4: Biotic reactions

Work package 5: Molecular modelling of isotope fractionation

  • PhD programme 9 [COMP-N]: Theoretical calculations of isotope fractionation associated with contaminant degradation mechanisms at N-containing functional groups.
  • PhD programme 10 [COMP-HALO]: Theoretical calculations of isotope fractionation on dehalogenations.
 

TRAINING AREA III: MODELLING

Reactive transport modeling will be used for the mathematical evaluation/interpretation/quantification of isotope data in environmental systems

Work package 6: Development of models to assess reactive transport processes at the local scale

Work package 7: Development of models to assess reactive transport processes at the regional to global scale

 

TRAINING AREA IV: IMPLEMENTATION

Work package 8: Application, Validation and Certification

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

CONFERENCE ISOTOPES 2015
June 21-26, 2015 (Jerusalem, Israel) 


NEWS

Portrait of Dr.Thomas Hofstetter "Compound-specific isotope analysis is a powerful way of identifying degradation pathways of organic molecules"


CSI:Environment fellows share their experience
at Horizon 2020 (European Commission)


WORKPLACE

Marie Curie actions
Europe
FP7