About the Project

PROMISCES: Preventing Recalcitrant Organic Mobile Industrial chemicalS for Circular Economy in the Soil-sediment-water system

The increasing water consumption and the impacts of climate change reinforce the need for industrial water reuse and sustainable circular business models.


identify how industrial pollution in the soil-sediment-water system hinders the circular economy with a focus on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

provide innovative technologies to prevent chemical pollution in the environment

develop new analytical methods and tools to provide data on persistent, mobile (PM) substances

assess risks for human health from PM substances

create a decision support tool and policy recommendations

The PROMISCES Project is funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme to support Europe’s Green Deal. It runs from November 2021 to April 2025.

News and Events

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2nd PROMISCES Review Meeting

July 19, 2024

On 9 July, we had our second review meeting which was held online. During the meeting, all partners had the opportunity to present their results and to answer the questions of the reviewers. All went well and we are looking forward to further working on PROMISCES!


PROMISCES at KWB WasserWerkstatt

July 18, 2024

On 19 June, 2024, our partners from Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin (KWB) hosted again a  "WasserWerkstatt". Regina Gnierss, Frederik Zietzschmann and Fiona Rückbeil from our partners Berliner Wasserbetriebe presented the PROMISCES Case Study 1 "PFAS and (i)PM(T) fate and remediation in the semi-closed urban water cycle".

KWB also published a video!



PROMISCES' 2nd Newsletter out now!

April 30, 2024

We published our second newsletter!

Delve deeper into the case studies and their interesting findings - from the fate and migration of PFAS from soil contaminated by aqueous film forming foams to analysing stormwater runoff and monitoring PFAS at river bank filtration sites. It's definitely worth a read!

Learn more


8 - 11 September
Copenhagen, Denmark


18 - 20 September, 2024
Ferrara, Italy

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