Launched: water quality tool for improved risk assessments
Published: 19 December 2016
The tool has been adopted in Dutch legislation for water quality reporting for the Water Framework Directive.
Based on bioavailability
PNEC-pro is a scientifically based, state-of-the-art tool for professionals dealing with the assessment of surface water quality. It calculates local Predicted No-Effect Concentrations (PNEC), which are based on bioavailability of priority metals. In contrast to generic quality standards, toxicity is much better approximated by taking the local chemistry of surface waters into account.
Accepted as higher tier compliance testing method
The tool indicates whether a certain water type is more sensitive or more resilient to contamination. The methodology is accepted as a higher tier compliance testing method within the European directives.
PNEC-pro V6 can be downloaded free of charge at: www.pnec-pro.com