Project Description

  • Start date: 01/11/2021

  • End date: 31/10/2025

  • Duration (months): 48

  • Total budget: € 11 985 716.25

  • Lab Budget: € 773.665,10

  • Number of partners: 19

  • Partners:

    • Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro” (UPO)
    • Università del Salento (UNISAL)
    • Comet Gesinco SL (COMET)
    • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU)
    • Idryma Technologias Kai Erevnas (FORTH)
    • Universidad de Castilla – La Mancha (UCLM)
    • Bundesinstitut Fuer Risikobewertung (BFR)
    • Sensoil Innovations Ltd (SENSOIL)
    • Lomartov Sl (LOMARTOV)
    • Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
    • National Technical University of Athens – Ntua (NTUA)
    • Novamechanics Limited (NovaM)
    • Tampereen Korkeakoulusaatio Sr (TAU)
    • The University of Birmingham (UoB)
    • Envytech Solutions Ab (ENVYTECH)
    • Azienda Ospedaliera Ss.Antonio e Biagio e C. Arrigo (AOAL)
    • Geo (Geo)
    • Idp Ingenieria y Arquitectura Iberia Sl (IDP)
    • Polo d’innovazione di Genomica, Genetica e Biologia Scarl (POLOGGB)

SCENARIOS will devise and demonstrate a comprehensive set of technological solutions to address the detection, (bio)monitoring, long-term toxicity, risk assessment, pollution control and remediation of Per- and polyFluoroAlkyl

Substances (PFASs) as a test bed for zero pollution ambition from refractory and mobile organic chemicals. SCENARIOS’s approach and technologies will be self-sustainable, (near) net-zero energy and will smoothly integrate in the circular economies of EU countries and worldwide. The project consortium encompasses renewed academic and research centers and competitive technological SMEs, ensuring SCENARIOS replication and impact and continental level and beyond.

The project will fill the knowledge gap and deliver disruptive remediation TRL advancements for probably the most awkward and widespread toxic class of contaminants -PFAS- with near absence of external chemical additions promoting EU leadership in the sector and a significant advance in the research field. The industrial core of SCENARIOS will enable four demonstrations (case studies) within EU industries and a public health institution stepping forward a set of industrial and societal sectors where pollutant remediation and health surveillance have excellent potential for the Green Deal implementation.

  • Some of the main results envisaged in the SCENARIOS project are:
    • Development of innovative analytical methods for detection and monitoring of PFAS;
    • Characterization of PFAS transport in the soil unsaturated zone and groundwater at typical contaminating sources;
    • Environmental and human risk assessment of PFAS based on grouping and prioritization strategies and Integrated Approach for Testing and Assessment for PFAS;
    • Advanced in silico hazard approaches and cloud microservices;
    • Innovative Nearly Zero Energy remediation solutions;
    • A DSS to enhance the appropriate use and elaboration of data from the SCENARIOS database and contextual information, in line with the LCA methodology.

    These solutions will be object of validation and demonstration activities, sustainability assessment of SCENARIOS solutions

LCA – Life Cycle Management

DSS – Decision Support System

Among the various technologies, which also include innovative techniques and methodologies in the field of ecotoxicology (transport models and toxicodynamics, IATA, PBPK, read-across, cheminformatics) and decision-making, there are:

  • SCENARIOS Database supporting FAIR data;
  • SCENARIOS Cloud Platform;
  • Innovative and hybrid technologies for destruction, separation, or absorbion of PFAS;
  • Hybrid technologies for soil and water treatment;
  • Decision Support System integrating multiple information sources

For more information please contact: Mario Angelelli (