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Optimization and testing a sampling system for assessing chemical occurrence and inputs in surface waters

Identified by MOE as early as 1993, the need for effective collection   and analysis of surface waters for persistent organic pollutants and   emerging organic pollutants at trace levels for monitoring and   research purposes continues.  However, limitations arising from the   on-going use and presence of targeted chemicals in buildings and the   laboratory environment, resulting higher detection limits and blank   levels, impede the efficient collection and use of data.  Sampling   efficiency in terms of collection times, personnel time, and   transportation and storage times will result from the use of the   sampler optimized through this project, to the benefit of partners in   the environmental monitoring and research field.    The objective of this project is to test, optimize, and validate the   use of an in-situ method of collecting large volume water surface   water samples for a variety of applications (tributary streams and   rivers, lake water, stormwater, etc.) for the subsequent analysis of   selected legacy and current-use chemicals.    This project will enhance the research and monitoring efforts of   partners in the Great Lakes in understanding the occurrence and   behaviour of past-use and emerging chemicals of concern, and in   monitoring effectiveness of actions to reduce inputs of harmful   pollutants to the Great Lakes.  

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Laboratory Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Physical/Chemical
Impact of Pollutants
Toxic Organics
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Ontario
State Province
Ontario
Purpose of Project
Loadings Determination
Special Survey
Region Being Monitored
Near and OpenShore Waters
Tributary Mouth
Resource Being Monitored
Societal/Surface Water
Program Drivers
Canada - Ontario Agreement
Lakewide Management Plans (LaMP)
Annex Numbers
Surveillance and Monitoring
General
Monitoring
Annex

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