31. NORMAN Association: A Network Approach to Scientific Collaboration on Emerging Contaminants and their Transformation Products in Europe

  1. Dimitra A. Lambropoulou and
  2. Leo M. L. Nollet
  1. Jaroslav Slobodnik1 and
  2. Valeria Dulio2

Published Online: 21 FEB 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9781118339558.ch31

Transformation Products of Emerging Contaminants in the Environment: Analysis, Processes, Occurrence, Effects and Risks

Transformation Products of Emerging Contaminants in the Environment: Analysis, Processes, Occurrence, Effects and Risks

How to Cite

Slobodnik, J. and Dulio, V. (2014) NORMAN Association: A Network Approach to Scientific Collaboration on Emerging Contaminants and their Transformation Products in Europe, in Transformation Products of Emerging Contaminants in the Environment: Analysis, Processes, Occurrence, Effects and Risks (eds D. A. Lambropoulou and L. M. L. Nollet), John Wiley and Sons Ltd, Chichester, United Kingdom. doi: 10.1002/9781118339558.ch31

Author Information

  1. 1

    Environmental Institute, Slovak Republic

  2. 2

    INERIS, National Institute for the Environment and Industrial Risks, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 FEB 2014
  2. Published Print: 21 FEB 2014

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118339596

Online ISBN: 9781118339558

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Keywords:

  • complex environmental samples;
  • effect-directed analysis (EDA);
  • emerging contaminants;
  • Europe;
  • NORMAN network;
  • quality control;
  • scientific collaboration;
  • toxicity identification and evaluation (TIE);
  • transformation products (TPs)

Summary

Mixtures of parent compounds and their transformation products (TPs) cause additional adverse effects due to aspects of mixture toxicity. Emerging contaminants (ECs) are a field of increasing interest in environmental research and monitoring. Recent research studies have led to the development and testing of new assessment and modelling tools that help to link chemical contamination with observed deterioration of ecological quality. The main mission of the NORMAN network is to enhance the exchange of information and collection of data on ECs, and encourage validation and harmonisation of measurement methods and monitoring tools. Toxicity profiles can be used in combination with effect-directed analysis (EDA) or toxicity identification and evaluation (TIE) approaches for establishing cause-effect relationships. A major achievement of the NORMAN experts was the publication in 2009 of a common European protocol for the validation of methods for the monitoring and bio-monitoring of ECs in environmental matrices.