Chapter 19. Assessment of Metal Bioavailability and Natural Background Levels – WFD Monitoring from the Perspective of Metals Industry

  1. Philippe Quevauviller9,10,
  2. Ulrich Borchers11,
  3. Clive Thompson12 and
  4. Tristan Simonart13
  1. Patrick Van Sprang1,
  2. Katrien Delbeke2,
  3. Lidia Regoli3,
  4. Hugo Waeterschoot4,
  5. Frank Van Assche5,
  6. William Adams6,
  7. Delphine Haesaerts5,
  8. Claire Mattelet4,
  9. Andy Bush7,
  10. Lynette Chung8 and
  11. Violaine Verougstraete8

Published Online: 31 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470716090.ch19

The Water Framework Directive: Ecological and Chemical Status Monitoring

The Water Framework Directive: Ecological and Chemical Status Monitoring

How to Cite

Van Sprang, P., Delbeke, K., Regoli, L., Waeterschoot, H., Van Assche, F., Adams, W., Haesaerts, D., Mattelet, C., Bush, A., Chung, L. and Verougstraete, V. (2008) Assessment of Metal Bioavailability and Natural Background Levels – WFD Monitoring from the Perspective of Metals Industry, in The Water Framework Directive: Ecological and Chemical Status Monitoring (eds P. Quevauviller, U. Borchers, C. Thompson and T. Simonart), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470716090.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 9

    European Commission, DG Environment (BU93/142), rue de la Loi 200, 1049 Brussels, Belgium

  2. 10

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), IUWPARE, Dept; Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Building T, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

  3. 11

    IWW Water Research Centre, Germany

  4. 12

    Alcontrol Laboratories, South Yorkshire, UK

  5. 13

    Institut Pasteur de Lille, Lille, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    Euras, Mercatorgebouw, Kortrijksesteenweg 302, 9000 Gent, Belgium

  2. 2

    European Copper Institute (ECI), Tervurenlaan 168, 1150 Brussels, Belgium

  3. 3

    International Molybdenum Association Kunstlaan, 13, 1210 Brussels, Belgium

  4. 4

    European Nickel Industry Association Kunstlaan, 13, 1210 Brussels, Belgium

  5. 5

    International Zinc Association- Europe, Tervuerenlaan168, Box 4, 1150 Brussels, Belgium

  6. 6

    Rio Tinto, 8315 West 3595 South, PO Box 6001, Magna UT 84044, USA

  7. 7

    Lead Development International Association, 42 Weymouth Street, London W1G 6NP, UK

  8. 8

    Eurometaux, Avenue de Broqueville, 12, BE-1150 Brussels, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 OCT 2008
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

Book Series:

  1. Water Quality Measurements

Book Series Editors:

  1. Philippe Quevauviller9,10

Series Editor Information

  1. 9

    European Commission, DG Environment (BU93/142), rue de la Loi 200, 1049 Brussels, Belgium

  2. 10

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), IUWPARE, Dept; Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Building T, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470518366

Online ISBN: 9780470716090

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Keywords:

  • metal bioavailability assessment and natural background level (NBL);
  • metals and Environmental Quality Standards (EQS);
  • FOREGS Geochemical Baseline Programme (FGBP);
  • Natural Background Level Accounting;
  • aquatic compartment bioavailability concept;
  • Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata BLM and metal toxicity prediction;
  • surface water metal (Me) EQS values

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • How to Account for Natural Background Levels?

  • How to Account for Bioavailability?

  • Proposed Approach

  • Case Studies

  • References