The role of colloids in the transport of pollutants in shallow groundwater: development of monitoring and assessment procedures

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   1/3/1993         Duration: 30 months         Project Type: RTD
Contract Number: EV5V-CT920228
Organisation Type:  University research group / research institute
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Exposure pathways
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Diffuse pollution-->Monitoring
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Groundwater protection-->Monitoring-->Monitoring overview
Project objectives:
To determine the role of colloids in contaminant transport at several shallow groundwater sites in the UK and Germany by 1) developing a cost-effectove sampling 
and analytical protocal for characterisation of polluted sites 2) developing effective guidelines for recognition of significance of colloids in the transport
of colloid-associated heavy metal transport 3) assessing the implications of colloidal heavy metal transport fro remediation strategies.
Project Summary:
The project consisted of seven tasks:    
1: Collation of existing data    
2: Field monitoring and sampling of water, colloids and solids    
3: Geophysical characterisation of sites    
4: Sample analysis and physico-chemical characterisation of groundwater colloids    
5: Laboratory studies of metal-associated colloid transport through relevant solid matrix materials in column and batch experiments    
6: Modelling of contaminant transport in the presence of colloids    
7: Project co-ordination reporting and recommendations 
Achieved Objectives:

Product Descriptions:

Additional Information:
Lead Institution: 
UK Atomic Energy Authority, Harwell, UK  
Partner Institutions: 
Technische Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany  
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK  
WS Atkins International, Berlin, Germany  
This information was taken from a source other than the project site: European Commission (1994) Environment Research Programme, Catalogue of Contracts 
1992-1994: Technologies and Engineering for the Environment. ISBN 92-826-8280-3
Project Resources:
Funding Programme(s): 
EC Framework 4 Funding Programme FP4 of European Community activities in the field of research and technological development and demonstration
Link to Organisations:
Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Dr Antony Chapman  Who does what?  18/11/2005 18:40:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  28/09/2006 15:50:00