A picture of Mikael Gustavsson cut into a picture of a river
Often, individual chemicals are impossible to measure as the concentration is too low. Still they are contributing to the combined chemical cocktail. Modelling can be a solution to this problem.
Photo: Chalmers University of Technology

Can we model the emission and risk of Swedish consumer chemicals released to surface water?

Sustainability and environment

All chemicals released into surface water together form co-incidental mixtures with an unknown risk associated with them. In many instances, the individual chemicals are impossible to measure as they are present at concentrations well below their limit of detection, while still contributing to the total mixture risk. This seminar will use a recently submitted study on chemical released by Swedish consumers as a backdrop and discuss the possibilities, limitations, problems and potential solutions in the chemical emission modelling process.

25 Feb 2021
08:30 - 09:15
Zoom, link will be sent out in the confirmation of registration.
Free of charge

Mikael Gustavsson, FRAM Researcher, Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg
FRAM Centre for Future Chemical Risk Analysis and Management

Mikael Gustavsson primarily works with risk assessment of chemical mixtures in the aquatic environment. He is interested in understanding how the chemical use influences the environment, specifically focusing on the distribution of positive and negative effects of chemical use between the individual parts of our society.

Within FRAM he mainly works with modelling the chemical emission from human activities into the aquatic environment.