Neptune project deliverable D3.4

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Concept of mobile analytical unit

WWTP are the major point source for discharge of pollutants in surface water, and consequently impact on the new focus legislated by the WFD. The emerging interest on organic (eco-)toxic compounds requires characterizing treated effluent and treatment technologies concerning ecotoxicologic aspects and micropollutants. The potential of emerging processes in wastewater treatment to reduce the discharge of pathogens, micropollutants and their metabolites with a consequent reduction of toxicity in receiving waters can be extensively evaluated by means of combined chemical and biological analyses. By analyzing emerging chemical micropollutants, ecotoxicity assessment of whole effluents and identification of pathogens and microbial Indicators helps to identify the most promising sewage treatment technologies with greatest benefits for protection of the river and streams.

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