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Devising a risk index for priority substance emissions from WWTPs

Lawlor, Antoin and Regan, Fiona and Jones, Lisa and Kinsella, Brian and Forde, Ken and Furey, Ambrose (2011) Devising a risk index for priority substance emissions from WWTPs. In: Monitoring Workshop.

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Abstract

A review was used to identify the major factors leading to priority substances (PS) & priority hazardous substances (PHS) loading from WWTPs, integrated and conceptualised into a basic conceptual model. The focus is on readily-available data relevant to major PS/PHS risk factors identified by conceptual modelling, developing appropriate indicators. Databases were compiled for Local Authority and EPA licensed discharges, and agglomeration traffic. Results from these databases were integrated into the risk model for agglomeration PS/PHS loading, combined with basic WWTP (e.g. capacity and treatment level) and agglomeration (e.g. population and area) data, and finally expressed as elevated risk in a national context following normalisation procedures.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Event Type:Workshop
Refereed:No
Uncontrolled Keywords:Environmental monitoring; Water quality
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Environmental chemistry
Physical Sciences > Chemistry
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:18645
Deposited On:12 Jul 2013 15:16 by Fiona Regan. Last Modified 12 Jul 2013 15:16

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