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


Kick-off meeting for CEN Workshop Agreement

February 23, 2024

On 15 February, we met for the kick-off meeting of our CEN Workshop on “Soil-sediment-water system - Solutions to deal with PMT/vPvM substances”! During this meeting, all participants got a deeper insight on what the CWA is about and an overview about the involvedd projects. Further, the project plan was introduced. The participants also had the opportunity to discuss the CWA topics and bring in their expertise.

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PROMISCES at CWP's "Water Innovation Day"

February 16, 2024

PROMISCES was presented at the Catalan Water Partnership CWP "Water Innovation Day" on 14 February, 2024!

Our partner Maria José Muñoz from Consorci Besòs Tordera (CBT) not only told the audience in an elevator pitch about their tasks in the project but also explained Case Study 3. In this Case Study, CBT together with other partners is working on promoting the water reuse in the Besòs River basin. This is very important, especially in the dry areas of Catalonia where water restrictions and consumption cuts are often adopted due to the occurrence of severe droughts.

At the event, 15 innovative water projects were presented to ca. 135 people in the audience.


Video of the second online webinar on "Models of Toxicology" now online

February 14, 2024

Did you miss the second online webinar on "Models of Toxicology" of our sister project ALTERNATIVE? No problem! You can now find the video of the webinar online to rewatch.

Our colleague Anita Sosnowska from QSAR Lab presented their Structure-based approach for predicting toxicity of PFAS at the webinar.

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10 - 14 June, 2024
Frankfurt, Germany

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