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New Fast and Reliable Technology for Soil Inspection in Contaminated Sites with Machinery Condition Monitoring

Objective

The overall aim of the SOIMON project is to develop a more advanced in-situ investigation method for identifying and characterising pollution in contaminated soil. This will be achieved by integrating sophisticated sensors (e.g. micro-chips, electrochemical sensors, spectrometry, and optical sensors) into a solid probe intended to drive down through the soil matrix to perform continuous or semi-continuous measurements.
The sensor measurements provide improved and more precise data input through the chemometric analysis as basis for better decision making. Furthermore, the investigation method will be easier and quicker to use, and hence also less costly than current SOA investigation methods. The reason for this is the operation time that will be significantly reduced. In fact the drilling machine will operate at the speed of 0.5m/s and the different sensors will be adapted to offer the required sensitivity and reactivity at such high drilling speed.
Tool wear presented high level of challenge in this area which affects the operation time and the efficiency of the investigation, and failure monitoring has raised quite a lot of interest amongst researchers and has consequently been studied in a number of research projects by research organisations. The reason for this interest is that drilling tool condition monitoring is considered important as it can affect the efficiency of the soil sensing process during drilling.

The SOIMON project will develop an in-situ soil sensing system that is deployed in a sonic drill machine. The complete system/ bore pipes are going to be equipped with condition monitoring sensors in order to enhance the time, cost and reliability of the soil monitoring process.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

OIKON DOO INSTITUT ZA PRIMIJENJENU EKOLOGIJU
Address
Trg Senjskih Uskoka 1-2
10020 Zagreb
Croatia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 300 082,25
Administrative Contact
Zdravko Spiric (Dr.)

Participants (6)

HGL DYNAMICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 300 320,70
Address
Field Lane Little Barsden
GU7 3JT Godalming
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emma Hone (Mrs.)
MEDUSA EXPLORATIONS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 342 195,25
Address
Verlengde Bremenweg 4
9723 JV Groningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Han Limburg (Dr.)
AINOOUCHAOU PLIROFORIKI AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 17 235
Address
L Kiphisias 116 Kai Davaki 1
11526 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aikaterini Fotopoulou (Ms.)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 60 054
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mikael Poulsen (Dr.)
TWI LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 52 200
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Julia Carey (Ms.)
INTERNATIONAL DRILLING SERVICES
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 49 912,80
Address
Avenue De La Bourse App 08 2 Et Bloc A Imm Molka Les Jardins Du Lac Lac Ii
1023 Tunis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kamel Gmidene (Mr.)