Joint effects of pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals from wastewater treatment plant effluents – evaluating concepts for a risk assessment using experimental scenarios

The aim of this project is to develop and evaluate concepts for a risk assessment of wastewater effluents taking into account the joint effects of chemicals, which are not completely eliminated in the wastewater treatment process. The focus is on pharmaceutical residues and industrial chemicals, particularly those that are frequently detected in effluents. The predictability of their joint effects will be experimentally verified using Daphnia reproduction tests and algal growth inhibition tests.

German title: Kombinationswirkungen von Arzneimittelwirkstoffen und Industriechemikalien aus Kläranlagenabläufen – Prüfung von Konzepten zur Risikobewertung mit Hilfe experimenteller Szenarien