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Automated Pollution Inspection Scanning System for Soil using a robotic vehicle

Objective

Currently, the detection of soil pollution is done by manual surveys which are inefficient, unreliable, time consuming and very expensive. The need of a better and low-cost technical approach, that would be able to assess contaminated areas before programing the required remediation actions, has become more intense due to public awareness for the environment.

This project aims to develop a semi-autonomous, remotely controlled robotic system that will deploy three novel (and a modified existing) sensors for the assessment of soil quality and site characterization. The large contaminated sites will be covered by 100%, presented by fine scale 3D maps of contaminant levels and giving quality and quantity data for the pollutants (heavy metals, organic solvents, NAPLS) without the need of human intervention. Considering that the personnel is endangered by the toxic contaminants, this is very important.

Four different types of sensors (HPU, GPR, chemical sensors and SAW) will be integrated to detect efficiently the contaminants in the surface and underground (up to 10 meters). Data collected from the sensors will be fused, correlated and optimized to provide GPS linked ground 3D images of contaminant distribution. Thus ground property images from different sensors can be combined to produce composite images that can be used also later to during the treatment of soil contamination. Advanced signal processing techniques will be used to obtain the correct interpretation of the data acquired by the sensors and image processing will ameliorate the fused images. The automated inspection soil contamination system will benefit the SMEs involved in NDT, robotics and contamination detection

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/soil science
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/natural resource management
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/application software/graphic design

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Administrative Contact
Georgia Pahlitzanakis (Mrs.)

Participants (15)

RAZVOJNI CENTER ORODJARSTVA SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 345 524
Address
Kidriceva Ulica 25
3000 Celje
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tanja Ferleš
Robotics Society in Finland
Finland
EU contribution
€ 408 763,53
Address
Soidintie 14
00101 Helsinki
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Juhani Lempiainen (Mr.)
AGRUPACION PYME PARA LA SINERGIA EN I MAS D SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 348 806,12
Address
Calle Estacion 29 Planta 1 Puerta 3
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marta Mur
ASSOCIATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES OF NOTHERN GREECE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 290 656,03
Address
Technopolis Thessalonikis Business Park Building C2
55510 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Theofilos Millonas (Dr.)
TAHRIBATSIZ MUAYENE DERNEGI

Participation ended

Turkey
Address
Atisan San Sitesi 30 Sokak 34 1
6531 Ankara
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gur Cemil Hakan (Dr.)
LIVERPOOL CHAMBER COMMERCIAL SERVICES LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 311 223,41
Address
Old Hall Street 1
L3 9HG Liverpool
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ian Bulmer (Mr.)
OIKON DOO INSTITUT ZA PRIMIJENJENU EKOLOGIJU

Participation ended

Croatia
EU contribution
€ 9 900,89
Address
Trg Senjskih Uskoka 1-2
10020 Zagreb
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Spiric Zdravko (Dr.)
E. KASDERIDIS & SIA E.E.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 42 780
Address
Antoni Tritsi Business Incubator
57001 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stathis Kasderidis (Dr.)
I & T NARDONI INSTITUTE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 35 946,43
Address
Via Della Cascina Pontevica 21
25010 Brescia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giusepe Nardoni (Dr.)
CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 39 200
Address
Northampton Square
EC1V 0HB London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tawakkul Dilly (Dr.)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 28 000
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Costas Tzafestas (Dr.)
CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ANDINNOVATION (CETRI) LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 30 800
Address
77, John Kennedy Avenue
1077 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giannis Spiropoulos (Dr.)
INETEC-INSTITUT ZA NUKLEARNU TEHNOLOGIJU DRUSTVO S OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU ZA ISTRAZIVACKO RAZVOJNE I KONSULTING USLUGE, PROIZVODNJU I TRGOVINU
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 27 020
Address
Dolenica 28 Lucko
10 250 Zagreb
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martina Fabijan (Mrs.)
ASOCIATIA PENTRU TEHNOLOGIA INFORMATIEI COMUNICATII DIN ROMANIA

Participation ended

Romania
Address
Calea Floreasca 167 Sector 1
014459 Bucuresti
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Nicoleta Sorescu (Mrs.)
ZELENA INFRASTRUKTURA DRUSTVO S OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU ZA ZASTITU OKOLISA I PROSTORNO UREDENJE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 31 022,18
Address
Fallerovo Setaliste 22
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zdravko Spiric (Prof.)