AbatES is a Decision Support System with information on emerging substances. This can be done in two ways: information per substance, 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.

 

Manual

How does it work?

The tool gives structured 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).

This tool is provided with a build-in manual, in each screen a text is explaining what you see and how to proceed. If you hold the cursor over an item on the screen a pop-up text will give you details of this item.

Tool Expert(s)

Astrid Fischer

Astrid Fischer

PhD Researcher, TU Delft

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

Annemarie van Wezel

Annemarie van Wezel

Principal scientist, KWR

+31 (0)30 60 69 519
Annemarie.van.Wezel@kwrwater.nl