Title: Biopile Field Demonstration at the Avenue Coking Works (Technology Demonstration Project 6) 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> methodology description 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2004 
Author 1/Producer: CL:AIRE 
Other Authors/Producers: Harries N.D., Doherty M., Sweeney R. 
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-->Heavy metals
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->PAH
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Ex situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
 
Long description: Avenue Coking Works in Wingerworth, Chesterfield was in operation producing smokeless fuels and associated coal carbonisation by-products. The site closed in 1992, and became the responsibility of East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA) as part of English Partnerships National Coalfields Programme. Following a tendering process, a contract was awarded to DEC NV to undertake a solid phase bioremediation trial. DEC NV chose to demonstrate the potential for bioremediation using a three phased approach. This consisted of slurry biodegradation tests, followed by a bench scale bioreactor test and then a field scale active biopile. The purpose of this report is to describe the design and construction of the active biopile and provide an objective assessment of the performance of the technology. 
Link to Organisation(s): CL:AIRE (Contaminated Land: Applications in the Real Environments)
 
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