Developing a new approach to aquatic pollutant assessment combining time integrated sampling with toxicity testing. (2004–2007)

Abstract:
Present approaches for monitoring risk of aquatic pollutants are limited to grab sample analysis for specific pollutants using target values and/or ecotoxicological assessment of population biomarkers. This collaborative research, involving 3 universities and 10 industry partners, aims to develop and evaluate a novel approach combining extraction of pollutants using time integrated passive samplers and toxicological evaluation of extracts using a range of rapid in-vitro and in-vivo assays. The project will produce cost-effective tools for highly sensitive assessment of pollutant effects and ultimately facilitate intervention guidelines based on mixture toxicity.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
  • Professor
    Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Funded by:
Australian Research Council