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Research Publications in journals:
A GIS model-based assessment of the environmental distribution of g-hexachlorocyclohexane in European soils and waters
Year:2010
Research Areas
  • Environmental protection,
  • Water protection,
  • Pollution control measures
Information
Abstract
The MAPPE GIS based multimedia model is used to produce a quantitative description of the behaviour of g-hexachlorocyclohexane (g-HCH) in Europe, with emphasis on continental surface waters. The model is found to reasonably reproduce g-HCH distributions and variations along the years in atmosphere and soil; for continental surface waters, concentrations were reasonably well predicted for year 1995, when lindane was still used in agriculture, while for 2005, assuming severe restrictions in use, yields to substantial underestimation. Much better results were yielded when same mode of release as in 1995 was considered, supporting the conjecture that for g-HCH, emission data rather that model structure and parameterization can be responsible for wrong estimation of concentrations. Future research should be directed to improve the quality of emission data. Joint interpretation of monitoring and modelling results, highlights that lindane emissions in Europe, despite the marked decreasing trend, persist beyond the provisions of existing legislation
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
ISBN
0269-7491
Impact factor JCR
3,426
Impact info
Volume
158
10.1016/j.envpol.2010.07.018
Journal number
From page
3017
To page
3027
Month
ENERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Participante: Alberto Pistocchi (JRC)
  • Autor: María Pilar Vizcaíno Martínez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Hidrobiología
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