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Multifunctional permeable barriers carrying well-performing microbial biofilms for treatment of mixed pollutant plumes

Objective

Groundwater polluted with complex mixtures of pollutants form a major threat for European drinking water resources. The permeable barrier technology is a sustainable in situ system to reduce risks associated with polluted water flowing in the direction of groundwater resources but is not suitable for plumes containing mixtures of pollutants. This project aims at developing a Multifunctional Permeable Barrier, which combines different principles of barrier technology, i.e. the removal of pollutants based on both physico-chemical (chemical reductive dechlorination/sorption) and biological activities (biofilm on carrier material) to treat mixed polluted plumes. The project foresees the development from lab scale to pilot scale of the system, the selective enrichment of specifically designed biofilm communities, the characterisation of the microbial populations and of the pollutant removal/degradation pathways.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

VITO - VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK NV
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Belgium

Participants (8)

BIOTECS BIOLOGIE FUER TECHNIK UND UMWELT GMBH
Germany
Address
Wittstocker Strasse 8
10553 Berlin
DEME ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRACTORS N.V.
Belgium
Address
Haven 1025 Scheldedijk 30
2070 Zwijndrecht / Burcht
INSTITUTE FOR BIOPROCESS AND ANALYTICAL MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES E.V.
Germany
Address
Rosenhof
37308 Heilbad Heiligenstadt
INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, PRAGUE
Czechia
Address
3,Technicka 1905/5
166 28 Praha 6
LEOPOLD-FRANZENS-UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
Address
25,Technikerstrasse 25
6020 Innsbruck
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH
Germany
Address
Am Coulombwall
85748 Garching
UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA
Latvia
Address
Raina Blv. 19
1586 Riga
UNIVERSITY OF MINING AND GEOLOGY "SAINT IVAN RILSKI"
Bulgaria
Address
Studentski Grad Durvenitza
1100 Sofia