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Low-cost remote monitoring and control system for in-situ remediation of soil

Objective

Bioremediation – the use of certain biological agents to remove or neutralize contaminants from polluted soil or water – is a rapidly advancing field and the technology has been applied successfully to remediate many contaminated sites. Effective monitoring of biological processes is a necessary component of any bioremediation application.
Currently, the influence of the remediation process is monitored by taking samples from contaminated sites and analysing them remotely, which takes a lot of time, and costs significant amounts of money. By integrating online, real time on-the-field monitoring and control systems into the remediation process, the overall time and cost of remediation can be decreased significantly.
The proposed project intends to build on recent advancements in the fields of sensor and low-cost wireless technology to address the need of a system for continuous monitoring the bioremediation processes. The aim of the project is to develop a flexible and expandable, low cost online system for detecting subsurface microbial events allowing autonomous control and remote adjustment of the remediation process.
The project objectives include the development of
• new generation of biosensors with ultra-low power consumption for the detection of aromatic compounds
• low-cost, self-sustaining and expandable wireless communication system
• a treatment unit with autonomous control and remote adjustment
and the integration of the obtained data with pre-existing data analysis systems.
SMEs involved in bioremediation will possess a low-cost system enabling the continuous monitoring, autonomous control and remote adjustment of the microbial processes at the contaminated sites, which reduces operational costs and shortens response time.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/bioremediation

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

ATEKNEA SOLUTIONS HUNGARY KFT
Address
Tetenyi Ut 93
1119 Budapest
Hungary
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 44 800
Administrative Contact
István Burus (Mr.)

Participants (7)

IEG - TECHNOLOGIE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 279 200
Address
Hohlbachweg 2
73344 Gruibingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eduard Alesi (Dr.)
HIDRONIT MEDIOAMBIENTE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 255 500
Address
C/nàpols Ent-1a 215
08013 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francisco Travesa (Mr.)
Prisma Electronics ABEE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 254 500
Address
Dimokratias Avenue 87
68100 Alexandroupolis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Serafim Katsikas (Mr.)
CAPSENZE HANDELSBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 280 800
Address
Scheelevagen 22
223 63 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bo Mattiasson (Prof.)
BAY ZOLTAN ALKALMAZOTT KUTATASI KOZHASZNU NONPROFIT KFT.
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 38 100
Address
Kondorfa Utca 1
1116 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
István Kiss (Mr.)
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 26 000
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fredrik Palmqvist (Mr.)
GOLDER ASSOCIATES MAGYARORSZAG ZRT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 34 100
Address
Huvosvolgyi Ut 54
1021 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Edit Sváb (Ms.)