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Model driven Soil Probing, Site Assessment and Evaluation

Model driven Soil Probing, Site Assessment and Evaluation

Objective

Conventional techniques for site characterization are time consuming, cost intensive, and do not support decision making. Therefore, new techniques for step by step site characterization strategy with smart feed back loops are necessary. These will be able to support a future “soil framework directive”. Advanced geophysical site characterization techniques combined with new types of vegetation analysis will be developed. Based on these non-invasive surveys, the extension of sources, contamination levels (THP, BTEX, PAH, CHC, explosives, heavy metals and radio nuclides) and soil heterogeneities will be localized first. Hot spots will then be investigated by new direct push probing systems integrated with geophysical & hydrogeological methods and combined with chemical & isotopic contaminant analysis for source localization and identification (environmental forensics). The actually occurring bioprocesses, such as contaminant degradation or precipitation/mobilization processes, will be assessed using biosensors, in situ microcosms, and stable isotope and biomarker analysis. These new techniques and tools will be evaluated against best practice of conventional methods. Therefore, they will be applied at fully equipped and characterized European reference sites available in the project and will be provided to consultants and SME´s for application. Integrated statistical analysis and modelling at different stages of the step by step approach will result in an improved view of soil and subsurface contamination and will provide a sound basis for risk assessment and decision.

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ

Address

Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig

Germany

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 524 269

Administrative Contact

Annette Schmidt (Ms.)

Participants (16)

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 281 408

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 216 756

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 214 016

AECOM CZ SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 87 000

UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 408 293

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 337 567

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 226 302

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 183 034

SAINT PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 106 769

CREATEC CONSORZIO PER L'AMBIENTE E L'INNOVAZIONE TECNOLOGICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 99 600

CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 305 437

STICHTING DELTARES

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 48 384

MPBF Mess- und Probenahmetechnik Berndsen und Faiß GbR

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 51 000

INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 117 774

UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 213161

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2008

  • End date

    30 September 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 679 910,67

  • EU contribution

    € 3 397 609

Coordinated by:

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ

Germany