15th EuCheMS International Conference

on Chemistry and the Environment

20 - 24 September 2015 • Leipzig, Germany



Combining strategies and tools to identify priority chemicals in the environment


Sunday, 20 September 2015, 1.00 - 4.15 pm, Leipziger KUBUS, hall 1A

Fee: € 10

There are hundreds of thousands of anthropogenic organic chemicals in production and use in industrial applications and consumer products. Emissions of most of these chemicals are unknown but in many cases inevitable. Environmental concentrations and fate of the majority of these compounds have not been investigated at all. An important, yet highly challenging task is therefore to develop strategies to identify priority chemicals for environmental screening and monitoring programs.

During the satellite event we will explore the different approaches used to identify emerging contaminants, try to identify new approaches, and discuss how the different strategies and tools could be combined in order to exploit synergies. The event will start with a series of selected keynote presentations, followed by a coffee break fostering interactions, and be rounded off by an interactive discussion between the participants and a panel consisting of the keynote speakers.


Program in detail:

13:00-13:10       Welcome and scope of the Satellite Event

13:10-13:30       Martin Scheringer, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany and ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Early identification of organic chemicals with a potential for long-term environmental contamination

13:30-13:50       Philip H. Howard, Environmental Science Center, SRC, Inc., North Syracuse, NY, USA

Prioritizing chemicals of emerging concern (CEC): some approaches being used in Canada and the USA

13:50-14:10       Valeria Dulio, INERIS, Verneuil-en-Halatte, France and Executive Secretary of the NORMAN Association

The NORMAN prioritisation concept: achievements and future goals

14:10-14:40       Coffee break

14:40-15:00       Wolfgang Schulz, Zweckverband Landeswasserversorgung, Langenau, Germany

Effect-directed analysis with TLC in combination with non-target screening using HPLC-HRMS – A promising concept in environmental analysis to prioritize and identify contaminants

15:00-15:20       Lena Vierke, Federal Environment Agency (UBA), Dessau-Roßlau, Germany

Using REACH registration data for the identification of persistent, mobile and toxic substances to protect raw water resources

15:20-15:30       Leg stretcher

15:30-16:10       Round Table discussion

16:10-16:15       Concluding remarks