Alternatives Assessment


The main objective of WP2: Alternatives Assessment is to provide safer chemical alternatives to non-essential uses of prioritized persistent and mobile substances.

This will be achieved through the following activities:

Build a database of potential chemical and functional alternatives for prioritized persistent and mobile substances.

Build an evidence base of stakeholder perceptions and motivations about persistent and mobile substance use and further develop and apply the essential use concept.

Develop novel methodologies for chemical alternatives assessment (CAA) for persistent and mobile substances.

Apply these novel methodologies to selected use cases, potential chemical and functional alternatives and selected case studies of alternative treatment technologies.

The Team

WP2 is led by Dr. Ian Cousins from Stockholm University (SU). There are three institutes involved in WP2 that tackle alternatives assessment from diverse perspectives. Stockholm University will focus on PFAS, essential use and databases of alternatives. Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers) will address life cycle impact assessment models. The University of Vienna (UniVie) will look at environmental psychology, risk perception and communication.

Dr. Ian Cousins
WP2 lead (SU)

Luc Miaz
PhD student (SU)

Eleni Savvidou
PhD student (SU)

Romain Figuière
PhD student (SU)

Dr. Greg Peters (Chalmers)

Dr. Rikard Arvidsson (Chalmers)

Dr. Magdalena Svanström (Chalmers)

Dr. Sverker Molander (Chalmers)

Rahul Aggarwal (Chalmers)

Dr. Sabine Pahl (UniVie)

Dr. Mathew White (UniVie)

Dr. Ellise Suffill (UniVie)

Stockholm University (SU)   
Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers)
University of Vienna (UniVie)