Articles | Volume 12, issue 12
Model description paper
11 Dec 2019
Model description paper |  | 11 Dec 2019

GLOBAL-FATE (version 1.0.0): A geographical information system (GIS)-based model for assessing contaminants fate in the global river network

Carme Font, Francesco Bregoli, Vicenç Acuña, Sergi Sabater, and Rafael Marcé


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ED: Publish as is (25 Oct 2019) by Bethanna Jackson
Short summary
GLOBAL-FATE is an open-source, multiplatform, and flexible model that simulates the fate of pharmaceutical-like compounds in the global river network. The model considers the consumption of pharmaceuticals by humans, differentiates between pharmaceutical load treated in wastewater treatment plants from that directly delivered to streams and rivers, and integrates lakes and reservoirs in calculations. GLOBAL-FATE is a powerful tool for pollutant impact studies at the global scale.