Specific aims of the project are:

  1.  Develop the AQUAPLEXUS-tool:
    a) Take the quantum leap from research to a commercial, standardized fingerprinting method through development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for sampling, analysis, etc.
    b) Establish tools and guidelines for prioritization of mitigation actions towards problematic contaminants. The aim is to establish easy-to-use, accessible tools such as simple prioritization spreadsheets and best practice manuals.
    c) Establish a data management tool for processing and storage and render public access to gathered information of water quality. We will aim at two different publicly available data platforms – one for raw data and one where selected results are showcased and easy accessible.
  2. Demonstrate the AQUAPLEXUS-tool:
    a) Identify and prioritize contaminants in groundwater and drinking water
    b) Support data-driven process control in advanced water treatment
    c) Identify migrating compounds from materials and prioritize low-emitting materials in water works
  3.  Pave the road for implementation of the AQUAPLEXUS-tool:
    a) Secure future compliance with legislation, guidelines, and EU directives on safety of drinking water with a minimum of costs
    b) Enable prioritization of resources and mitigating actions, and evaluation of the impact of mitigation strategies

The aim of WP1 is to ensure timely, high-quality progress of the project, facilitate high degree of open-minded collaboration between partners, set up structured internal and external communication, promote best possible ownership among all participants and stakeholders.

GEUS is the primary partner of WP1.

The NTS-method will be developed in WP2 in close collaboration with WP3, WP4 and WP5.

WP2 will focus on the following:

  • Low concentrations
  • PMT compounds
  • Data treatment workflow
  • Scalability / High throughput

The partners involved in WP2 are GEUS and PLEN, University of Copenhagen.