Recent Direct Toxicity Assessment (DTA) Projects

Ecospan Environmental


Type of Work


Exploration and production Company RBA Ecotoxicity assessment of produced waters from off shore platforms in accordance with published guidelines. UK
Energy Institute Research project to assess the viability of using Direct Toxicity Assessment (DTA) for the Petroleum Refinery Effluent Toxicity Assessment. UK
Energy generation company On site DTA and toxicity tracking of power station effluent streams and discharges. Northeast Scotland
Chemical company Routine testing of final discharge to marine species and assessment of process effluents Northeast England
Pharmaceutical company Review of historic testing and risk assessment of current effluent discharge. Supported by routine testing and DTA screening. Leading to discussions with SEPA for reduced on-going monitoring. East Scotland
Chemical company On site DTA and toxicity tracking of the company’s aqueous waste streams. Teeside
Chemical company Risk assessment and Routine DTA monitoring of discharge. Support in regulatory discussions with SEPA Southwest Scotland
Chemical company DTA screening and risk assessment. Northeast England
Chemical company Onsite DTA, toxicity tracking and mapping to enable long term toxicity reduction. Teeside
Chemical company On site DTA and toxicity tracking of the company’s aqueous waste streams and supporting regulatory discussions with the Environment Agency. Teeside
Pharmaceutical company DTA screening tests and risk assessment of site effluent. Southwest England
Chemical company Assessment of process effluent toxicity using DTA.  Identification of options for ETP bypass and assessment of risk. Southwest Scotland
Chemical company Ecotoxicity testing to assess potential effects of process improvement on final effluent toxicity. Northwest England