WP1: Environmental fate processes of selected pesticides and pharmaceuticals in soil. The major objective of WP1 is to investigate pesticides and pharmaceuticals attenuation processes including fate analysis in soil and soil/filter systems.
Figure 1. Experimental set-up for mini-wetlands (NIBIO)
WP2: Uptake, distribution and fate of pharmaceutical in plants. Batch reactors-worst-case scenario Evaluation of uptake, translocation and metabolism capacities in plant to better estimate pharmaceutical plant fate.
Figure 2. Experimental greenhouse for growing lettuce and radish (CSIC)
WP3: Risk assessment in field studies/real conditions. The different results obtained under laboratory controlled experiments will be validated under outdoor real field conditions for a proper environmental risk assessment in agricultural fields due to irrigation practices involving reused wastewater or pesticides spraying.
Figure 3. Disposition of the seven tanks in the greenhouse with indicated treatments.
WP4: Effects in soil and plants. Main objectives of this WP are to assess the impact of pesticide and pharmaceuticals residues coming from wastewater irrigation on soil and plant.
Figure 4. Germinated seeds after 4 weeks and experimental set up containing the 30 soil pots with lettuces at the greenhouse after 4 weeks (INRA).
WP5: Management, integration of the results and dissemination. Ensuring a smooth running of the project and timely completion of the tasks, integration of the results and their dissemination.