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Crystallisation technologies for prevention of salt water intrusion (CRYSTECHSALIN)

Objective

The objective of the project is to develop and test a new cost efficient and environmental-friendly technology to reduce or prevent salt-water intrusion into fresh water aquifers. The technology will be based on a reduction of the permeability of porous rock formations by an artificially induced crystallisation of slightly soluble minerals from over saturated solutions. Grout development, geochemical characterisation of interactions with different soil materials and the description of the flow and sealing properties of over saturated solutions will be some of the main topics. Three field tests in different geological areas will prove the sealing properties of over saturated solutions. The result of the project will be a technology, tested in different field studies, allowing in combination with developed flow and mixing models a regulation of the permeability of porous horizons and thus a sustainable use of coastal fresh water aquifers.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FREIBERG UNIVERSITY OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY
Address
Leipziger Strasse 29
09596 Freoberg (Sachs)
Germany

Participants (8)

CONSORZIO DI BONIFICA DI BRADANO E METAPONTO
Italy
Address
Via Annunziatella 64
75100 Matera
GENT UNIVERSITY
Belgium
Address
Krijgslaan 281 S 8
9000 Gent
GEOSERVICE
Greece
Address
Lykaiou Street 35
114 76 Athens
GEOSERVICE - PUMPS
Greece
Address
Gravias 39
546 45 Thessaloniki
ING. GIOVANNI RODIO & C. - IMPRESA COSTRUZIONI SPECIALI SPA
Italy
Address
Via Pandina 5
26831 Casalmaiocco
MUNICIPALITY OF ELEFTHERON
Greece
Address
Filippou 5
64007 Nea Peramos Kavalas Nea
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Politecnico Di Bari, Ist. Di Geologia Applicata E
70125 Bari
UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham