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dc.contributor.authorPujolasus, Edgar
dc.contributor.authorBetró, S
dc.contributor.authorSeguí Julià, Xavier
dc.contributor.authorAgueda Costafreda, Alba
dc.contributor.authorCasal Fàbrega, Joaquim
dc.contributor.authorOcampo-Duque, W
dc.contributor.authorRudolph, I
dc.contributor.authorBarra, Ricardo
dc.contributor.authorPáez, M
dc.contributor.authorBarón, E
dc.contributor.authorSantín, G
dc.contributor.authorEljarrat, Ethel
dc.contributor.authorBarceló Cullerés, Damià
dc.contributor.authorDarbra Roman, Rosa Maria
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Química
dc.identifier.citationPujolasus, E. [et al.]. Fuzzy approach for risk assessment of brominated flame retardants in aquatic ecosystems. A: SETAC Europe Annual Meeting. "6th SETAC World Congress 2012. SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting". Berlin: 2012.
dc.description.abstractBrominated flame retardants (BFR) are pollutants that represent a threat to both human health and environment due to their industrial use, their persistence and their ability to bioaccumulate and biomagnify in food chains, especially in the aquatic one. For the last ten years contamination levels for this type of compounds have been reported for European, North American and Asian human tissue, sediments and biota samples [1-3]. However, monitoring efforts into the assessment of BFRs contamination levels in Latin America are scarce. In this study, a model for the evaluation of the environmental risk of BFRs in the aquatic ecosystems has been developed. It has been based on a technical application of the Fuzzy Theory [4]. In particular, three interconnected Fuzzy Inference Systems (FIS) have been created through the use of the Fuzzy Toolbox in Matlab. In order to improve and make the model scientifically robust, several international experts have been questioned about different information required to build the fuzzy system. Information from 38 questionnaires have been collected and statistically treated.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria química::Impacte ambiental
dc.subject.lcshEnvironmental and Water Resources
dc.subject.otherBrominated flame retardants (BFR)
dc.subject.otherIndustrial contamination
dc.titleFuzzy approach for risk assessment of brominated flame retardants in aquatic ecosystems
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacQuímica -- Mesurament
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. CERTEC - Centre d'Estudis del Risc Tecnològic
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.citation.authorPujolasus, E.; Betró, S.; Segui, X.; Àgueda, A.; Casal, J.; Ocampo-Duque, W.; Rudolph, I.; Barra, R.; Páez, M.; Barón, E.; Santín, G.; Eljarrat, E.; Barceló, D.; Darbra, R.M.
local.citation.contributorSETAC Europe Annual Meeting
local.citation.publicationName6th SETAC World Congress 2012. SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting

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