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Assessing microbial impact on trapping of radioactive contaminants from groundwaters by minerals

Project description

Removing uranium from contaminated water supplies

A source of fresh water for drinking, irrigation and ecosystem needs, groundwater is important. This is why protecting groundwater from pollution and deterioration is vital. Uranium is a natural radionuclide that is a common component in groundwater. Removing it from contaminated water supplies is a priority. In this context, the EU-funded MITRad project will shed new light on uranium retention pathways in calcite mediated by iron sulfides and microorganisms in a deep crystalline rock–groundwater system. Specifically, it will implement a comprehensive experimental approach that involves various isotope proxies in minerals and secondary, deep groundwaters, integration with microbiological studies, spectroscopic techniques and hydrogeochemical modelling.

Coordinator

LINNEUNIVERSITETET
Net EU contribution
€ 191 852,16
Address
Linnaeus University
35195 Vaxjo
Sweden

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Region
Södra Sverige Småland med öarna Kronobergs län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00