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 (with WP4,5).

  Build an evidence base of stakeholder perceptions, motivations, intentions   surrounding persistent and mobile substance use and further develop and apply the essential   use concept (with WP3,4,6).

Develop novel methodologies for chemical alternatives assessment (CAA) applicable to persistent and mobile substances (with WP5,6).

  Apply these novel methodologies to selected use cases for persistent and mobile substances, potential chemical and functional alternatives (with WP4,5,6) and selected case   studies of alternative treatment technologies (with WP7).

The Team

WP2 is led by Dr. Ian Cousins, Stockholm University. Three institutes are participating, that tackle alternative assessment from diverse perspectives. Stockholm University will tackle environmental chemistry, PFAS, essential use, chemical alternatives assessment; Chalmers University of Technology will address life chemical assessment, toxicology and, chemical alternatives assessment; University of Vienna will take on environmental psychology, human perceptions and decision-making.

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Stockholm University
Svante Arrhenius väg 8
114 18 Stockholm, Sweden    
 Dr. Ian Cousins
WP2 lead  
 Luc Miaz
PhD student  
 Eleni Savvidou
PhD student  
 Romain Figuière
PhD student
Chalmers University of Technology
Chalmersplatsen 4
412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
 Dr. Greg Peters
 Dr. Rikard Arvidsson
 Dr. Magdalena Svanström
 Dr. Sverker Molander
Rahul Aggarwal
University of Vienna
Universitätsring 1
1010 Vienna, Austria
 Dr. Sabine Pahl
 Dr. Mathew White
 Dr. Ellise Suffill