PNEC-pro is a user-friendly screening tool for professionals dealing with the assessment of surface water quality. The tool calculates local, watertype specific no-effect concentrations (PNEC) of copper, lead, nickel, and zinc based on biotic ligand models (BLMs).
- CML - Department of Conservation Biology
- 29 June 2015
PNEC-pro is now available online, free of charge (you only have to register for free).
PNEC-pro does not replace generic environmental quality standards, but is used in higher-tier risk assessment following the guidelines of the Water Framework Directive. Usually, the results are used to further analyze the impact on aquatic communities on a geographical and temporal scale.
The scientific basis of this tool is extensively studied in a research by Leiden University and Deltares. This has been published in a scientific paper written by
Verschoor, Vink, De Snoo and Vijver 2011.
We like to share our knowledge and make it available to a wide audience. PNEC-pro is an example of this.
To download the software, visit http://www.pnec-pro.com