Protecting Water Resources from Mobile Trace Chemicals - PROMOTE
a Water JPI project

Work packages

The PROMOTE research program is divided into seven work packages as outlined in the figure.

PROMOTE work packages

The seven work packages of the PROMOTE project

WP 1 - Screening

The objectives of WP 1 - Analytical screening for polar pollutants of industrial origin - are:

  • Development of novel analytical methods suitable for screening for PMOC
  • Screening of water in five river basins for the occurrence of PMOC
  • Obtaining data of pollutants from different (associated) partner locations and water type

WP 2 - Prioritization

The objectives of WP 2 - Prioritization based on REACH registration data - are:

  • Prioritize persistent and polar chemicals or transformation products (PMOC) from the compounds registered under REACH
  • Develop criteria to identify uses under REACH that may cause a contamination of source waters, based on volume emitted and emission release category (industry/municipal)

WP 3 - Transformations

The objectives of WP 3 - Laboratory study on environmental stability of target substances and on transformation products - are:

  • Understanding the occurrence and fate of selected classes of chemicals, including stability, removal efficacy in wastewater treatment, transformation products
  • Identification of transformation products of selected REACH chemicals

WP 4 - Monitoring

The objectives of WP 4 - Monitoring of European river and drinking water systems - are:

  • Development of targeted quantitative (and semi-quantitative) methods for previously detected and prioritized PMOC (WP1 and 2) and transformation products (from WP3)
  • Providing concentration data of novel PMOC in different river basins and in different compartments of the water cycle
  • Verification of information on occurrence of PMOC (WP1) and transformation products (WP3)
  • Detection of source of PMOC determined in the screening for industrial chemicals

WP 4-NL - Dutch satellite project objectives:

  • Monitoring of target compounds and transformation products: Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances, halogen-free flame retardants based on phenylphosphates
  • Comprehensive non-target screening of surface waters and drinking water
  • Sample collection from source waters and the drinking water production cycle in The Netherlands
  • Provision of tools for an assessment of toxicological relevance of monitoring results from WP4 (to be used in WP6)

WP 5 - Advanced treatment

The objectives of WP 5 - Advanced treatment and mitigation methods - are:

  • Investigation of the removal of selected PMOC during oxidation treatments (ozonation, chlorine disinfection)
  • Evaluate the efficiency of catalytic ozonation and combination of ozone/GAC for the mineralisation of PMOC
  • Assessing the role of the selected contaminants as a source of potential toxic compounds

WP 6 - Recommendations

The objectives of WP 6 - Mitigation strategies and recommendations - are:

  • Assignment of PMOC to different mitigation groups
  • Recommendation of mitigation strategies for the different groups
  • Risk assessment of selected compounds

WP 7 - Outreach

The objectives of WP 7 - Communication and interaction with stakeholders and the public - are:

  • Support of communication and data exchange between the partners
  • Dissemination of results to the public and to scientists
  • Communication with relevant stakeholder groups to elaborate project recommendations