PURE Protection of Groundwater Resources at Industrially Contaminated Sites

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   1/4/2000         Duration: 39 months         Project Type: RTD
Contract Number: EVK1-CT-1999-00030
Organisation Type:  EC Project
Contaminated land-->Cost benefit analysis-->Cost benefit analysis overview
Contaminated land-->Cost benefit analysis-->Tools
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Selection of remediation options
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Methods
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Sampling and analysis
Project objectives:
The PURE project (protection of groundwater resources at contaminated sites) aimed to: (a) provide innovative, cost effective, widely applicable solutions 
to prevent pollution of groundwater from industrial sites (b) bring together problem owners, service providers, end users and research and development performers
and (c) develop methods and / or techniques for contaminated land management with the goal of achieving cost savings for site characterization (20 %) and site
remediation (20-40%). Two presentations focused on innovative in situ techniques developed by PURE – steam enhanced soil venting and co-solvent flushing,
and the PURE “ABC” decision support tool.
Project Summary:
PURE is aimed to prevent contamination of groundwater by priority polutants from industrials sites: recalcitrant chloroorganics, BTEX abd heavy metals, 
innovative results wil be of wide applicabelioty being validated on three different sites. PURE includes two specific sub-projects; SICHMORE, developing
cost-saving solutions to sec-scribe the contaminated site through reduction of sampling / analytical load by use of biosensors, advanced modelling and fuzzy
logic; evoluted risk assessment methodologies wil also be developed as a support tool for optimal choice of remedial actions on the basis of cost and benefits;
TREES, developing preferably in situ methods to treat : 1) the pollution core in the soil and prevent contamiants migration to groundwater; 2) the plume. PURE
was originated within NIKILE and involoves universities , R&D performers, site owners and service providers (end users)
Achieved Objectives:
A project overview has been produced which is posted on http://www.nicole.org  
The ABC cost benefit model is available for download as a demo version 
Product Descriptions:
noting public available 
Additional Information:

Project Resources:

PURE Protection of Groundwater Resources at Industrially Contaminated Sites, Project Overview

PURE: Protection of groundwater resources at industrially contaminated sites.

Assessment of Benefits and Costs of remedial actions (ABC Tool)

PURE: Protection of Groundwater at Industrially Contaminated Sites - Summary Document
Funding Programme(s): 
EC Framework Programme 5
Link to Organisations:

Universität Stuttgart
The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research TNO
Cranfield University
Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Prof Paul Bardos  Who does what?  03/07/2003 17:48:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  28/09/2006 15:07:00