Bioavailability models for innovative ecological risk assessment of pharmaceuticals (ECOPHARMA)

01 October 2019 → Ongoing
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Environmental chemistry
    • Environmental impact and risk assessment
environmental chemistry environmental risks active pharmaceutical ingredients bioavailability Sustainability water quality ecotoxicology modelling
Project description

Human pharmaceuticals are increasingly detected in waterways. Yet, the estimation of their ecological risks may be more than 10-fold wrong, because bioavailability is completely ignored. ECOPHARMA will develop bioavailability models to calculate how physicochemical water characteristics affect pharmaceutical uptake, ecotoxicity to organisms and risks. These models will innovate pharmaceutical risk assessment, contribute to sustainable pharma-industry and improve water quality management.