Pollutant monitoring in Swiss sediments

Sensitive bioassays on HPTLC plates

New large-scale project on the risk assessment of chemicals

Ecotox Centre at Eawag's Info Day, 15 September 2022

24. June 2022

Ecotox Centre at Eawag's Info Day, 15 September 2022

This year's Info Day on the topic of "Dynamics of Water" focuses on the monitoring of surface waters. Benoît Ferrari will present the newly developed concept for sediment quality assessment.

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Sediment quality criteria new on website

24. May 2022

Sediment quality criteria new on website

Sediment quality criteria (SQC) can be used for sediment quality assessment by comparing environmental concentrations of the target substances with the corresponding quality criteria. The Ecotox Centre has developed SQC for 20 prioritised substances or substance classes.

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The Ecotox Centre

The Ecotox Centre is the Swiss competence centre for applied, practice-oriented ecotoxicology. It serves as the primary knowledge hub and discussion platform for research and development, consulting and education in that area.


Quality Criteria for Surface Waters Test Systems Continuing Education Student Research Projects Staff

Current publications, info sheets and reports

Kienle, C., Werner, I., Fischer, S., Lüthi, C., Schifferli, A., Besselink, H., … Vermeirssen, E. L. M. (2022). Evaluation of a full-scale wastewater treatment plant with ozonation and different post-treatments using a broad range of in vitro and in vivo bioassays. Water Research, 212, 118084 (13 pp.). doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2022.118084 , Institutional Repository
Kroll, A., Kienle, C., Schäfer, A., & Aicher, L. (2021). Mikroplastik in der Umwelt. Eine Standortbestimmung. Aqua & Gas, 101(10), 88-95. , Institutional Repository
Masset, T., Ferrari, B. J. D., Oldham, D., Dudefoi, W., Minghetti, M., Schirmer, K., … Breider, F. (2021). In vitro digestion of tire particles in a fish model (Oncorhynchus mykiss): solubilization kinetics of heavy metals and effects of food coingestion. Environmental Science and Technology, 55(23), 15788-15796. doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.1c04385 , Institutional Repository

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment

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Ecotoxicity of cigarette butts

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Strategie zur Bewertung der Sedimentqualität in der Schweiz

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Évaluation de la qualité des sédiments des canaux Stockalper, du Bras-Neuf et des îles (Valais, Suisse) basée sur une approche de type triade

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