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ENGINEERING MICROBIAL-BIOSOLIDS COUPLED INTERFACE FOR SUSTAINALBE GEOENVIRONMENT IN EXTREME WEATHER

Project description

Novel technology to rejuvenate derelict soils

Rise in temperature in the geoenvironment leads to unstable ground conditions. How this is made worse in the presence of organic matter/soils is currently poorly understood. The EU-funded BioGeoInterface project will develop a technology for sustainable geoenvironments in extreme weather, aiming to rejuvenate derelict soils by utilising native soil microorganisms and stimulating them with biowaste (for example, biosolids). Typical coarse- and fine-grained soils will be screened for native soil microbes and these will be stimulated/augmented. Subsequently, efficacy of the biomodification will be assessed according to physical and biochemical parameters related to soil and plants. Further, the thermo-hydro-mechanical behaviour of the organic soils (such as biomodified soils) under elevated temperatures will be studied along with the development of a mathematical framework.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
Net EU contribution
€ 212 933,76
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber West Yorkshire Leeds