Orgonate On-site remediation of ground water contaminated by polar organic compounds using novel adsorption technology

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:           Duration: 39 months         Project Type: RTD
Contract Number: EVK1-CT-1999-00010
Organisation Type:  EC Project
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Ex situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Project objectives:
A novel technology will be developed which allows the removal of organic contaminants from polluted groundwater. Groundwater clean-up is achieved by adsorption 
of the pollutants onto organic polymers of small particle size packed in radial beds. The surface of the polymer particles will be modified to reduce pore plugging.
After loading with pollutants the polymers can be regenerated on-site. Explosives and phenols have been selected as model compounds to test this new technology.
Contamination by these compounds is wide-spread in Europe. Moreover, they are representative for polar compounds in general, which are difficult to remove
from groundwater. The project starts with laboratory studies on the adsorption process (determination of adsorption isotherms and breakthrough volumes) followed by laboratory
studies on the regeneration process. Based on the results of laboratory studies mathematical simulation models will be developed which allow the design and
finally the construction of the pilot plant. In the final part of the project this pilot plant with a capacity of 1 - 3 m³/h will be tested in the field and further
Project Summary:
A novel technology for on-site remediation of ground water contaminated by polar organic compounds using novel adsorption technology will be developed which 
is based on the removal of the contaminants by adsorption on organic polymers, on-site regeneration of the sorbent & on-site degradation of the removed pollutants.
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Funding Programme(s): 
EC Framework Programme 5
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Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Dr Stefan Gödeke  Who does what?  21/02/2005 11:01:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  03/10/2006 13:31:00