Brazil pilot project

Title of the project: Pilot project aimed at validating the inventory guidance on polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs), hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD), and short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) by undertaking preliminary inventories in identified sectors in Brazil.

Donor: European Union
Partners: Government of Brazil and SCRC Brazil
Duration: October 2018 to July 2019
Target countries: Government of Brazil, CETESB/SCRC Brazil


  • To validate the inventory guidance on polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs) and hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD);
  • To develop inventory of PCNs, PCBs in open application and SCCPs in major products

Expected outcomes:

  1. Information relating to import, production and export of following potential sources of PCNs, PCBs and SCCPs in Brazil were collected and compiled:
    • PCN production and trade
    • All kinds of chlorinated paraffins including SCCPs from various sources
      • PVC resin and manufacturing of PVC cable
      • Rubber and rubber products including for conveyor belts
      • Paints and coatings
      • Sealants and adhesives
      • Metal working fluids and lubricants
      • Consumer products
    • HCBD production and trade
    • Unintentional production of HCBD and PCNs
    • Contaminated sites
  2. Action plan for PCNs, SCCPs and HCBD was made.
  3. A gap analysis was done of the information that are available and that are missing in order to prepare the inventory of these POPs.
  4. A stakeholder consultation was held from 4 to 5 December 2019 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    • List of Participants



Items: 6 
Objectives of the consultation meeting- the Secretariat440.84 K
Inventory development of PCNs, PCBs and SCCPs in open application (and the newly developed SCCP inventory guidance)- Roland Weber1.25 MB
Outcome of the Initial Assessment of PCNs, SCCPs and PCBs(oA) in Brazil– Yago Guida2.77 MB
Development of Standard Operation Procedures for SCCP and PCNs analysis by low resolution GC/MS as a tool for support of PCN and SCCP inventory in developing countries and cooperation and support from experienced international research group(s)- Yago Guida801.38 K
Some considerations on research needs for SCCP, PCN and PCBs in Brazil - Roland Weber482.98 K
Some lessons learned from HCBD waste disposal and contaminated sites - Roland Weber2.72 MB

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