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ADVANCED TREATMENT OF CONTAMINATED SOIL

Project description

A green and cost-effective way towards cleaner soil

While the release of pollutants into the air and water by European industry has generally decreased during the last decade, soil contamination remains a crucial and undocumented global problem. The estimated number of sites with polluted soil in the EU alone is 2.5 million. To address this issue, the EU-funded HAC project is introducing a new, inexpensive and environmentally sustainable process for transforming contaminated soil into clean soil. By using commonly available chemical compounds, HAC will offer the possibility to clean in situ and ex situ most of the encountered pollutants such as hydrocarbons, PCBs, dioxins, pesticides and other harmful substances.

Objective

Human polluting activities take many forms but one of the most serious types of pollution is soil contamination. In the EU alone there are an estimated 2.5 million sites with polluted soil. Alpha Cleantec AG has invented a new process for transforming contaminated soil into clean soil. The new process has two main advantages over conventional soil remediation techniques: it is inexpensive and does not cause environmental side-effects. Alpha Cleantec's simple but effective solution is accomplished with the use of commonly available chemical compounds. The solution can be applied in- and ex-situ to clean most of the commonly encountered pollutants such as hydrocarbons, PCBs, dioxins, pesticides etc. With this solution, Alpha Cleantec wants to help clean up the environment and contribute to healthy living.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1

Coordinator

ALPHA CLEANTEC AG
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
Unter altstadt 28
6300 Zug
Switzerland

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zentralschweiz Zug
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Other funding
€ 21 429,00