Impact Assessment (WP7)

Impact assessment of developed technologies

Mirko Magagnini, Ecots

The objective of this WP is the assessment of the eco-compatibility of dispersants, biostimulants and other oil-degrading products developed in the framework of the project, using a wide battery of ecotoxicological, physiological and ecological indicators. Field assessment will involve a standard Before–After Control-Impact (BACI) survey design. This approach, will favour the development of environmental-friendly treatments to be potentially used for the degradation of petroleum compounds.
Major objectives:

  • Ecotoxicological assessment of eco-compatibility of innovative treatments
  • Eco-compatibility of innovative products: impact on benthic biodiversity
  • Impact of innovative products on the planktonic food webs