Working Group 2. Environmental impact and cycling
WG 2 Leader - Sebastien Rauch WG 2 Co-leader - Jörg Schäfer
The WG will address different aspects of the environmental fate of TCEs. It will: (i) condense the available information on environmental TCE concentrations from national and international databases across Europe; (ii) complement the existing data by performing measurements and incubation experiments to create more complete pictures on the human impact on the TCE cycles and (iii) interact with, and complement, existing efforts on TCE sustainable exploration, extraction, processing and recycling in order to name sectors in which recycling and waste management strategies may be improved. The overall goal is to deliver new insights on the anthropogenically impacted biogeochemical TCE cycle in Europe.