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Monitoring Criteria for Priority Chemicals Leading to Emission Factors
The aim of this project is to establish an index that relates population equivalents to the occurrence and/or concentration of dangerous and priority substances. This project represents an important collaboration between two research centres with analytical expertise and two County Councils, building capability to establish emission factors for priority and dangerous substances.

This project represents an important collaboration between two research centres with analytical expertise, and two County Councils, building capability to establish emission factors for priority and dangerous substances. Such study will identify index criteria that will assist in defining the monitoring programme in Ireland for WFD. Three parallel projects are interlinked, two PhD and 1 fellowship, will study analytical method developments and data handling. Tasks outlined in each workpackage are encompassed in each project and thus require close collaboration of the team. The project will involve a large sample number to obtain a representative and statistically relevant output. This will provide recommendations to the EPA for a suitable monitoring programme.


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The project is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Science, Technology, Research & Innovation for the Environment (STRIVE) Programme 2007 – 2013. This programme is financed by the Irish Government under the National Development Plan 2007-2013.