Screening global chemical inventories for persistent and bioaccumulative substances

We would like to invite you to a lecture by Prof. Derek Muir from Environment Canada at Oslo Science Park on 16th of November.

Sted: Oslo Science Park, meeting room Faros (Toppsenteret)
Når: 16.11.2018, 09.30-12.30

The capacity to identify chemicals in environmental media has expanded significantly in the past few years with the widespread use of high resolution mass spectrometry and improved separation techniques. However, knowledge of which chemicals should be priorities in screening programs is limited by lack of information about what substances are in current use, along with their the phys-chemical properties and sources. Chemical inventories maintained by various government agencies globally (eg REACH in Europe) are potentially a useful source of information. Yet less than 5% of inventoried substances have been analysed in environmental media.

In this presentation, recent studies on screening of European and US/Canada inventories for P and B substances will be reviewed.

The results will also be compared with the large chemical inventories of China, Korea and Japan to assess whether they contain unique candidate substances for target and non-target analysis.


9:30-10:00 Meet and greet

10:00-10:30 Prof. Bert van Bavel (An Introduction to NIVA and its Activities)

10:30-11:30 Prof. Derek Muir (Screening global chemical inventories for persistent and bioaccumulative substances)

11:30-12:00 Dr. Saer Samanipour (Chemical Prioritization: A Tool for the Detection of Chemicals of Emerging Concern)

Interested? Please register here by November 14th.

The presentations will also be made available as a webinar. 

Please register for Screening global chemical inventories for persistent and bioaccumulative substances on Nov 16, 2018 9:30 AM CET at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Derek Muir is a Senior Research Scientist with Environment and Climate Change Canada. He leads an environmental chemistry group that studies sources, fate and bioaccumulation of persistent organic pollutants with main focus on the Arctic. He is currently a visiting professor in the Dept of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry at Stockholm University where he is working on manuscripts related to his Arctic projects and collaborating with ACES researchers.

Prof. Muir is author or co-author of about 650 peer reviewed papers, book chapters, and assessment reports. He is ranked among the top 1% most cited scientists in the field of Environmental Science/Ecology.

If you have any questions, please contact NIVA research scientist Saer Samanipour.

Sist oppdatert 23.10.2018