Uptake, metabolism, accumulation and toxicity of organic contaminants in wetland plants

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DTU / team Stefan Trapp uses an experimental system where uptake, metabolism, accumulation and toxicity can be determined (Larsen et al. 2005). This experimental system (named "willow tree test") will be applied to contaminants found in Leuna and Bitterfeld. Parallel, mathematical models that can predict these processes will be further developed and adapted to wetlands. The models will be parameterized and calibrated using the measured data from the willow system. The models will further be parameterized for a wetland plant (Phragmites or Juncus sp.) in order to predict the processes in the constructed wetland at UFZ.
Effective start/end date01/05/201030/04/2011