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Tracking Pollution

We are working with industrial partners and policy makers to understand the persistence of pollutants in soil and water to reduce their environmental impact.

Algal bloom 

Reducing the impact of chemicals on the environment
Society relies on a vast range of chemicals for industrial, agricultural and domestic uses, and new compounds are continuously being developed. However, following their use, chemicals can be released into the environment, where they can contaminate soil and water resources. Research at Warwick has identified new approaches to predict chemical behaviour in the environment, which are being used by the chemical industry to derive more reliable and realistic estimates of chemical fate. This allows new chemicals with potential to persist in the environment to be identified at an early stage of development, before they reach commercial use.