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Development of cost-effective methods for minimizing risk from heavy metal pollution in industrial cities: a case study of mercury pollution in pavlodar

Objective

The work will investigate environmental management options for remediation/mitigation of pollution by soluble heavy metals in industrial cities. It will develop a methodology for identifying cost-effective pollution management options that take into account both economic realities and the best estimates frisk. It will pay particular attention to establishing cost effective ways of understanding the extent of groundwater pollution and in cost effectively managing risk. In the first instance, the methodology will be developed and tested in abase study at Payload, a heavily industrialised city where there has been catastrophic release of mercury in the industrial zone. The research will make practical, economically feasible recommendations for resolving the Payload crisis and will produce a manual for investigating similar industrial sources of pollution in arid continental climates.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

AL FARABI KAZAKH STATE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Kazakhstan
Address
Karasai Batyr St. 95
480012 Almaty
ALMATY INSTITUTE OF POWER ENGINEERING AND TELECOMMUNICATION
Kazakhstan
Address
Baytursynov Street 126
489013 Almaty
JOINT ENTERPRISE EVROCHIM
Ukraine
Address
Sosura Street 6
253090 Kiev
KAZAKH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Kazakhstan
Address
93,Chokan Valikhanov Street 94
480100 Almaty
SIBERIAN INTELLECTUAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL UNIVERSITY
Russia
Address
Stepnaya Street 270
644046 Omsk
STICHTING GEODELFT
Netherlands
Address
Stieltjesweg 2
2600 AB Delft
TOO INSTITUTE OF NATURAL SCIENCE
Kazakhstan
Address
Abai Prospect 191
480046 Almaty