The development of composting systems for xenobiotic waste treatment and for the bioremediation of contaminated land

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   1/1/1993         Duration: 36 months         Project Type: RTD
Contract Number: EV5V-CT920240
Organisation Type:  University research group / research institute
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Others
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Ex situ treatment technologies
Project objectives:
To develop a proper exploitation of composting technology for environmental technology and through a multinational/multidisciplinary approach and to 
study the application of composting to the treatment of wastes contaminated with xenobiotics, especially organochlorine compounds.
Project Summary:
The project developed laboratory, intermediate and field scale composting systems as enrichments for xenobiotic-degrading micro-organisms. A summary 
of the state of the art of the disposal of paper processing residues was also produced, as was an assessment of the stability and neutrality of the composts produced.
The project also provided an evaluation of applications of the specific composted substances in the bioremediation of contaminated land.
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Additional Information:
Lead Institution: 
University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK  
Partner Institutions: 
Universitat Kaiserslauten, Kaiserslauten, Germany  
Horticulture Research International, Littlehampton, UK  
National Board of Waters and the Environment, Helsinki, Finland  
Univerite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium  
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
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Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Dr Antony Chapman  Who does what?  23/11/2005 19:04:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  28/09/2006 15:51:00