The theme of the 18th International Fresenius ECOTOX Conference is "Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecotoxicology and Risk Management"
On Friday 30th November, Dr Rachel Benstead, Senior Aquatic Ecotoxicologist at Fera Science, will be presenting her abstract on the E-Flows mesocosm. Rachel will be focusing on:
The configuration and capabilities of the E-Flows Mesocosm
Validating the flow parameters in a large-scale flow-through mesocosm
Mixing, consistency and control of exposure profiles
Exposure endpoints – what do regulators need?
E-Flows is The Edge-of-Field Waterbody Safety Assessment Facility - The First Fully Flow-through Field Scale Mesocosm
CHAPs Edge-of-field Waterbody Safety Assessment Facility (E-Flows), supported by Innovate UK and developed, designed, managed & operated by Fera is to be a state of the art mesocosm providing a realistic test bed for higher tier regulatory risk assessment. The E-Flows mesocosm will be the first fully flow-through mesocosm exposure facility in Europe giving access to multiple fully flow-through streams at a field scale, which can safely receive compounds at the rates predicted to occur in the environment by models. The mesocosm will have the capability to perform controlled pulse doses for accurate realistic-to-worst-case exposures. It will have sufficient replication to reduce variation and produce reportable data against minimum detectable differences for statistical robustness and will be continuously supplied with high grade ground water, set in a high diversity wetland to ensure sufficient diversity and allow eco-recovery.
Take a look at our latest Mesocosm photos
Interested in attending the ECOTOX Conference ?