STRESOIL In situ stimulation and remediation of contaminated fractured soils

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   20/11/2004         Duration: 36 months         Project Type: Demonstration
Contract Number: Project Reference: 4017
Organisation Type:  EC Project
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Site investigation overview
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Contaminant hydrology
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Geochemistry
Project objectives:
This project proposes pre-normative work aiming to design on site soil stimulation techniques for the cost-effective in situ remediation of NAPL-contaminated 
fractured soils of low permeability. Field-scale studies will be performed on fractured clay till site that has been heavily contaminated by NAPL. Integrated
methods of multi-scale characterisation of fractured media will be employed to establish regional and local hydrological/geological models, and quantify
the existing fracture networks. Chemical analyses on soil and groundwater samples and predictions of an existing macroscopic simulator of NAPL transport
in fractured media (SIMUSCOPP) will set the initial conditions of contamination. The microbiological activity will be identified to evaluate the soil/water
capacity for NAPL biodegradation. Hydraulic fracturing on three sites will be made and three soil stimulation scenarios differing with respect to the remediation
methodology, will be carried out on all sites. The most adequate strategy will be recommended. From micro-structural properties/hydrodynamic conditions
/fluid properties, and using lab-scale techniques/computational methods of the statistical physics of disordered media, the effective transport coefficients
of four soil components will be determined: clay till, sand, natural fractures, artificial hydraulic fractures. From the local properties, the up-scaled
transport coefficients will be determined and introduced as input data in the SIMUSCOPP simulator. The SIMUSCOPP will be extended to take into account (i)
the artificial hydraulic fractures, and (ii) various remediation scenarios. Monitoring of the chemical status of soil and groundwater, and numerical predictions
of the updated simulator will form databases which, in combination with cost benefit analysis, will enable us to set the criteria for the selection of the most
cost-effective strategy of stimulation/remediation on similar NAPL contaminated sites.
Project Summary:

Achieved Objectives:
Project reports area available from:    
Site characterisation report, and annual reporting.  
These reports can be downloaded but cannot be further circulated - presumably they are 'unpublished' 
Product Descriptions:

Additional Information:

Project Resources:
Funding Programme(s): 
EC Framework Programme 6
Link to Organisations:

Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  08/10/2006 13:46:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  08/10/2006 14:52:00