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


PROMISCES at Ecomondo


At the Ecomondo 2023, PROMISCES will be represented at the European Commission stand. In addition, there will also be presentations about PROMISCES by partners.

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Article: More knowledge on PFAS in water


Our partners from Deltares recently published an article about PROMISCES in their deltalife magazine. To give an overview over the project and why it is so important, Deltares talked to Julie Lions, the project coordinator from BRGM.

Further, they tell more about their task in the project which is, e.g., developing in collaboration a model train to simulate the PFAS transportation. Here, artificial intelligence and machine learning play a vital role.


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New Scientific Publications


Our partners from TU Wien have published two new scientific papers:


PFAS-Belastungen im Einzugsgebiet der oberen Donau (Occurrence of PFAS in the catchment of the Upper Danube)
The occurrence and persistence of PFAS at riverbank filtration sites in the Upper Danube basin


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Newsletter _1 now available

Newsletter #1


We published our first Newsletter! Find out what news there are in the world of PROMISCES, learn more about the project and have a look at our next events.




New portal on PFAS and PMT substitution


Since 2013, Ineris has hosted the “Chemicals substitution” website substitution.ineris.fr. This website provides support to economic operators engaged in a substitution approach and promotes the dissemination of information and relevant tools. It has now been extended with a portal on PFAS and PMT (persistent, mobile and toxic substances) substitution.


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10 - 14 June, 2024
Frankfurt, Germany

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