Substance-related Monitoring

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A number of legally binding regulations require the testing of compliance to environmental quality standards or other limit values. Examples are national regulations, e.g. the German Federal Soil Protection Act, or EU guidelines, such as the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The survey of the values requires an efficient environmental monitoring on a regional or national level, depending on the treated problem. In this context, Fraunhofer IME offers consultancy and conceptional support.


Nguetseng, R., Fliedner, A., Knopf, B., Lebreton, B., Quack, M., Rüdel, H.:
Retrospective monitoring of mercury in fish from selected European freshwater and estuary sites
. Chemosphere 134 (2015) 427-434
(DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.04.094)

Rüdel, H., Díaz Muñiz, C., Garelick, H., Kandile, N. G., Miller, B. W., Pantoja Munoz, L., Peijnenburg, W. J. G. M., Purchase, D., Shevah, Y., Sprang, P. van, Vijver, M., Vink, J. P. M.:
Consideration of the bioavailability of metal/metalloid species in freshwaters: Experiences regarding the implementation of biotic ligand model-based approaches in risk assessment frameworks. Environmental Science and Pollution Research International: ESPR 22 (2015) No.10: 7405-7421 (DOI: 10.1007/s11356-015-4257-5)

Fliedner, A., Rüdel, H., Knopf, B., Weinfurtner, K., Paulus, M., Ricking, M., Koschorreck, J.:
Spatial and temporal trends of metals and arsenic in German freshwater compartments. Environmental Science and Pollution Research International ESPR 21 (2014) No. 8: 5521-5536 (DOI: 10.1007/s11356-013-2487-y)

Kördel, W., Garelick, H., Gawlik, B. M., Kandile, N. G., Peijnenburg, W. J. G. M., Rüdel, H.:
Substance-related environmental monitoring strategies regarding soil, groundwater and surface water - an overview. Environmental Science and Pollution Research International 20 (2013) No. 5: 2810-2827 (DOI: 10.1007/s11356-013-1531-2)

Rüdel, H., Böhmer, W., Müller, M., Fliedner, A., Ricking, M., Teubner, D., Schröter-Kermani, C.:
Retrospective study of triclosan and methyl-triclosan residues in fish and suspended particulate matter: Results from the German Environmental Specimen Bank. Chemosphere 91 (2013) No. 11: 1517-1524 (DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.12.030)

Jäger, S., Dulio, V., Schwarzbauer, J., Slobodnik, J., Rüdel, H.: 
Environmental monitoring of biocides in Europe – from prioritisation to measurements. Report on the workshop organized by NORMAN and Umweltbundesamt, Berlin, November 5-6, 2012. NORMAN and Umweltbundesamt (2013) 54 pp. (Download)

Rüdel, H., Müller, J., Quack, M., Klein, R.:
Monitoring of hexabromocyclododecane diastereomers in fish from European freshwaters and estuaries. Environmental Science and Pollution Research International 19 (2012) No. 3: 772 - 783 (DOI: 10.1007/s11356-011-0604-3)

Subedi, B., Du, B., Chambliss, C. K., Koschorreck, J., Rüdel, H., Quack, M., Brooks, B. W., Usenko, S.:
Occurrence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in German fish tissue: A national study. Environmental Science and Technology 46 (2012) No. 16: 9047 - 9054 (DOI: 10.1021/es301359t)