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Development of cost-effective biotechnological methods for abatement of water pollution and mitigation of methane emissions from landfills in different climatic zones

Objective

This project aims to develop cost-effective biotechnological methods for the abatement of ground and surface water pollution by leach ate from landfills and forth mitigation of methane emissions by the use of efficient upper microbiological filter layers. Leach ate treatment will involve the use of combined anaerobic-aerobic systems, with post treatment to ensure metal and inorganic nutrient removal. Reduction of landfill methane emissions will focus on the ability of psychotropic and psychrotolerant methane-oxidising bacteria to remove methane under a variety of ambient climatic conditions. The results obtained will be of value for the bioremediation of closed or still poorly-managed and badly-sited landfills as well as for the proper operation of new correctly designed and well-managed sites.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
Address
University Road
90 Galway
Ireland

Participants (4)

MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY
Russia
Address
Leninskiye Gory
119899 Moscow
SCIENTIFIC / INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISE "ECOLOGICAL LABORATORY"
Russia
Address
Dolomanovsky Street 11, Office 6
344007 Rostov On Don
UNIVERSITY OF JYVAESKYLAE
Finland
Address
Survontie 9, Ambiotica
40014 Jyvaskyla
WATER PROBLEMS INSTITUTE - RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
Address
Gubskin Street 3
117971 Moscow