Ecological impacts of scrubber water discharge on marine plankton (SCRUBBER1) (39352)

Project Details


The aim of the project was to evaluate the effects of scrubber water on plankton community, focusing on 1) direct mortality, 2) indirect effects for productivity and 3) potential of food-web accumulation of harmful substances. The project concentrated on the potential synergistic / antagonistic effects of scrubber water constituents. Scrubber water consists of a complex mixture of potentially harmful substances including chromium, lead, copper, zinc, vanadium and nickel, which are considerably higher than the threshold concentrations given by the Environmental Quality Standards for the marine environment.

DTU Aqua, National Institute of Aquatic Resources (coordinator)
DTU Environment, Department of Environmental Engineering

The project is funded by Maritime DTU. 

Research area: Oceanography
Effective start/end date01/04/201631/12/2016


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