Selected target CECs steer the technological process chain development
What does the local situation look like regarding the presence and spread of CECs in Italy, Spain, Portugal and South Africa? SERPIC used a methodology to identify 6 critical CECs in these regions, which will be targeted for removal via developed treatment technology.
In the first seven months of the project's duration, the consortium selected six critical compounds of emerging concern (CEC), including one antibiotic-resistant bacteria and one antibiotic resistance gene that are most relevant in the four case study regions of Italy, Spain, Portugal and South Africa.
The relevance of the CECs was assessed via the criteria occurrence, persistence, bioaccumulation and toxicity. The technology process chain on a bench-scale level is now being developed to optimize the degradation process for the the six target CECs.
In the public deliverable report below you can get an overview of the achieved results of this work package.