Title: Remediation of Basford Gasworks Using Soil Washing (Technology Demonstration Project 2) 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> methodology description 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2003 
Author 1/Producer: CL:AIRE 
Other Authors/Producers: Beck P., Wallace S., Sweeney R., Harries N.D. 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.claire.co.uk/technology_pub.php  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->BTEX
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->PAH
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Ex situ treatment technologies
 
Long description: The former Basford Gas Works, occupying 7.76 hectares of low lying ground on the floodplain of the River Leen, is located approximately 2.5 miles to the north-east of Nottingham City Centre. The site is owned by Lattice Property Holdings Ltd (LPH). The gas works were operational from 1854 to 1972, and provided valuable by-products for industry including coke, motor benzol, sulphuric acid and ammonium sulphate. In 1972, the manufacture of gas at Basford ceased and the site was decommissioned. During the period 1995-1997, LPH conducted several site investigations to determine the nature and extent of contamination, and to identify appropriate remedial techniques. The site characterisation work identified major contaminants in the form of gas production byproducts such as tars and ammoniacal liquors consisting of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, and ammonia. A detailed review of the site characterisation data suggested that the granular nature of the natural soil and made ground, and contaminant concentrations were likely amenable to treatment by soil washing. 
Link to Organisation(s): CL:AIRE (Contaminated Land: Applications in the Real Environments)
 
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