Research and development Projects

Projects APOPSBAL - Assessment of the selected POPs (PCBs, PCDDs/Fs, OCPs) in the atmosphere and water ecosystems from the waste materials generated by warfare in former Yugoslavia

Manager Manager: Holoubek Ivan

Period Period: 2000—2005

Sponsor Sponsor: EU

International Project

Assessment of the selected POPs (PCBs, PCDDs/Fs, OCPs) in the atmosphere and water ecosystems from the waste materiáls generated by warfare in formel Yugoslavia.


In the last decades, persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and especially polyhalogenated aromatics have become a major issue of research in order to investigate their ubiquitous environmental occurrence, biochemical and toxic effects, human exposure and health risk assessment. Some of these have been produced intentionally in a wide variety of commercial applications because of their excellent technological or pesticide properties. Other persistent and very toxic pollutants such as polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans have been formed as undesirable by-products in the process of incineration. As such, they are also generated dutiny the war operations.and dibenzofurans have been formed as undesirable by-products.


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