Green and

sustainable chemistry

Present activities:

  • Impacts of PCB in buildings, indoor air, soil and waste
  • Fate of hazardous POP chemicals in municipal waste incineration
  • The hazards of polyfluorinated chemicals and brominated flame retardants a.o.
  • Human toxicity impacts in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Life Cycle Management (LCM) in the value chain
  • Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)

Previous projects:

Project leader

  • PCB emissions from municipal solid waste incineration (MST 2014-2015)
  • Health Assessment of PCB in the indoor climate in Denmark (SST 2013)
  • PFOS alternatives (UNEP Chemicals, 2009-2010)
  • PCB in buildings and indoor air (EBST/MST/AT, 2009-2010)
  • Assessment of the brominated flame retardant hexabromocyclododecane (Rockwool Int., 2008-2013)
  • Survey of sources and environmental and health assessment of fluorinated substances in consumer products (DEPA 2007-2008)
  • Peer review coordinator for Book on Environmental Life Cycle Costing (SETAC 2007)
  • Risk assessment of boron in glass wool (for EURIMA 2006-2008)
  • Update of OSPAR background document from 2002 on dioxin (DEPA 2006)
  • Peer review of DMU report on dioxin emissions in Denmark (DEPA 2006)
  • Health assessment of chemical indoor exposures from consumer goods (DEPA 2005-2006)
  • Development of a UNEP LCM Business Guide (DEPA/UNEP/SETAC, 2004-2007)
  • Survey of more environmentally friendly alternatives to PFOS-compounds and PFOA. (DEPA 2004-2005)
  • Comparative life cycle assessment of three insulation materials: Stone wool, flax and paper wool (Rockwool Int., 2003-2004)
  • Suggestion of a European Green Chemistry Award (for EU Commissioner Margot Wallström  2003)
  • Survey of dioxin pollution and sources of dioxin pollution In the Baltic Sea (DEPA, 2002)
  • OSPAR Background Document on Dioxin (DEPA, 2001-2002)
  • Planning of a European Green Chemistry Award (EEA Service Contract No. 3224/B.1999, 1999-2000)
  • Critical Review Panel for Danish EPA project: “LCA on packaging systems for beer and soft drinks” (1998-1999)
  • CEC Study 9030974 on criteria documents for CEC occupational exposure limit values (1990-1992)
  • CEC Study 130689/XI/006851 on IPCS Environmental Health Criteria 136: 1,1,1-trichloroethane, WHO, 1992 (1989-90).
  • Consultants to WHO/EURO concerning contamination of human milk (1984-89)
  • CEC Study 830465/V on Toxic Substances in Mothers’ milk (1983-84)
  • eea Service Contract No. 300/ser/9600235/96/GB1. LCA Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), a guide to approaches, experiences and information sources (1995-98; and update 1996-97)
  • Development of EU criteria for ecolabeling of textiles and insulating materials (DEPA 1992-95)
  • CEC DGXI Study contract no. B91/B4-3044/11983: “Entry names for Annex 1 of Directive 67/548/EEC” (1991-92)


Project participant

  • AT project on recirculation of workplace air exposed to metalworking fluids (2015-2016)
  • MST LOUS project on Short-chain PFAS (2014)
  • MST LOUS project on Alternatives to PFAS (2014)
  • MST Consumer Project on perfluorinated substances in textiles for children (2014)
  • LOUS projects on brominated flame retardants and NTA (2013)
  • Nordic project about Poly- and Perfluorinated substances (2012-2013)
  • LOUS projects on per- and polyfluorinated substances, alkylphenols and bisphenol A (2012)
  • AMFF project: Assessment of Occupational exposure to PCB and development of diseases  (2012)
  • ANEC project on human toxicity in LCA (2011-2012)
  • Golder Associates project PCB in Buildings and waste in Greenland (2011)
  • Nordforsk, Nordic Network on research on fluorinated compounds, Nordfluor (2010-2013)
  • Inventory and health assessment of mercury in energy-saving light bulbs and fluorescence lamps (DEPA 2009-2010)
  • Substitution of PFOS in hard chrome plating (DEPA 2009-2011).
  • Information exchange on reduction of dioxin emissions from domestic sources (Bipro/European Commission contract no. 070307/2007/481007/MAR/C4, 2008-2009)
  • Study of chemical exposures to 2-years old infants from consumer products (DEPA 2008-2009)
  • Pilot study about possible effect of PFCs on semen quality in normal Danish men (ISMF 2007-2008)
  • Survey of national sources of PFOA in Norway (for IFP Research/SFT 2007)
  • Information campaign on chemicals from consumer goods in indoor climate (for Operate/DEPA 2007)
  • PCB in buildings (for SBI/DEPA 2006-2008)
  • Dioxin emission from shale oil power plants in Estonia (DEPA 2005).
  • EU project, “Anemone” (Assessment of neurobiological endpoints and markers of neurotoxic exposure) Contract no. QLRT-2001-00186 (Leader SDU 2003-2004)
  • Survey of dioxin sources in the Baltic Region (DANCEE/COWI, 2002-2003)
  • Mass flow analysis for dioxin in Denmark (DEPA/COWI, 2002)
  • Danish substance flow analysis of dioxins (DEPA/COWI, 2000)
  • Critical Review Panel for updating of the EDIP LCA project (1999-2004)
  • Board of EC DGXII Concerted action PL951466 LCANET,  European Network for Strategic Life-Cycle Assessment Research and Development (1995-1997)

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