Within the LIFE VERMEER project, a new software system to support the risk assessment of rodenticides released in surface water.
Within the LIFE VERMEER project, a new software system to support the risk assessment of rodenticides released in surface water has been developed. The software allows to estimate the concentration of rodenticides in aquatic organisms and to predict several toxicological endpoints required for regulatory purpose.
The software, freely available, has been designed in line with the regulatory framework for biocides products (Regulation EU No 528/2012).
VERMEER Rodenticides, according to the scenarios defined by ECHA, allows to predict the concentration of rodenticides released in surface water providing at the same time predictions for a series of toxicological endpoints. The user is asked to provide the information regarding the chemical(s) and the species of concern, and other important parameters and physico-chemical properties in order to launch the simulation.
The software allows to run both deterministic and probabilistic simulations.
To download the installer, setup_MERLIN-Expo_4.0.29_XXbit.exe, visit the MERLIN-Expo official site
If you have a previous version installed, you can update it by starting MERLIN-Expo and accepting the download of the updates in the Update notification that is prompted.
To run the VERMEER Rodenticides v5.0 tool: go to ‘New’ and in the ‘Open template’ window select VERMEER Rodenticides v5.0
Note that the user manual is not included in the model. Instead, the description of the tool (‘Information tab’ – ‘Description’) includes the link to access the manual.