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AbatES is a Decision Support System with information on emerging substances. This can be done in two ways: information per substance (View factsheet), or for up to 5 substances at a time by uploading monitoring data (Evaluate samples).

The factsheet gives the following information;

  • The most important chemical/physical characteristics, relevant to the removal efficiency for different water treatment techniques.
  • Human toxicological values relevant to assess safe exposure levels (ADI,TDI,NOAEL).
  • Eco toxicological values relevant to assess safe exposure levels (PNEC)
  • Overview of relevant policies per compound (Water Framework Directive, local drinking water policies etc.)
  • Type of compound; pharmaceutical, pesticide, flame-retardant, industrial by-product, solvent or other.
  • Source of compound; household and healthcare, agriculture, industry and trade, traffic or surface water use incl. shipping.
  • Input route; WWTP, separate sewer system, combined sewer system, interflow, surface runoff, soil erosion, industrial discharge, direct.
  • Overview of central removal techniques; drinking and wastewater treatment removal efficiencies and references to the sources.
  • Overview of decentral technical and non-technical mitigation options.

The second possibility based on an upload of own monitoring results provides;

  • Safe level for drinking water production, based on uploaded concentration. Calculated based on the provisional drinking water guideline as advised by the WHO (WHO, 2011).
  • Eco toxicological values relevant to assess safe exposure levels (PNEC).
  • Types of the compounds; pharmaceutical, pesticide, flame-retardant, industrial by-product, solvent and/or other.
  • Sources of the compounds; household and healthcare, agriculture, industry and trade, traffic and/or surface water use incl. shipping.
  • Input routes of the compounds; WWTP, separate sewer system, combined sewer system, interflow, surface runoff, soil erosion, industrial discharge, direct.
  • Overview of relevant policies for the compounds (Water Framework Directive, local drinking water policies etc.)
  • Overview of central removal techniques; drinking and wastewater treatment removal efficiencies and references to the sources.
  • Overview of decentral technical and non-technical mitigation options.

 


Tool Expert(s)

Astrid Fischer

PhD Researcher TU Delft

+31 (0)6 30 13 21 13
A.Fischer@tudelft.nl

Annemarie van Wezel

PhD Researcher TU Delft

+31 (0)6 30 13 21 13
A.Fischer@tudelft.nl

Decision Support Tool for managing emerging substances in the water cycle

AbatES is designed to inform actors in the water sector about emerging substances including their possible abatement methods, both technical and non-technical.

 

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