PERSPEC will focus on processes and variables that are important for the transport of environmental pollutants in soil and water. Throughout Europe we see changes in for example precipitation and temperature and these climate factors greatly impact how different pollutants move through the environment.
The PERSPEC project will include studies on both metals and persistent organic pollutants as they are subject to the same environmental processes. The project will focus on the Krycklan catchment area in Vindeln, Sweden, where hydrological and biogeochemical data has been collected over a period of 30 years.
We hope that the PERSPEC project may provide valuable input in future strategic research activities within the European Union regarding: Transport and fate of diffuse contaminants over larger areas and longer periods of time; Spatial and temporal changes of soil processes and parameters; and Transfer mechanisms from soil to other environmental compartments.
Prof M. Tysklind, project leader
Magnus Bergknut, project coordinator