Multicomponent multiphase pollutant transport in contaminated soils: chemical and spatial heterogeneity

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   1/7/1994         Duration: 24 months         Project Type: RTD
Contract Number: EV5V-CT940536
Organisation Type:  University research group / research institute
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Exposure pathways
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Geochemistry
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Soil and groundwater processes overview
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Diffuse pollution-->Monitoring
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Soil-->Soil Overview
Project objectives:
The project aimed to develop a general chemical model for the interaction of benchmark pollutants (organic and inorganic) with soils, taking into account 
the ionic composition and pH of the solution.
Project Summary:
The structural and spatial behaviour of the soil bulk matrix was assessed and a conceptual model developed. Behaviour of two different types of contaminants 
were investigated, heavy metals (Cu & Cd) and PAHs (anthracene, pyrene, benzopyrene and benzo(ghi)perylene). The study site was characterised as a sandy
soil with significant organic and inorganic pollution. Different experiments aimed to elucidate sorption equilibria and kinetics, to quantify transport
in laboratory soil columns and to adaopt a soil simulator to relevant pollution systems. Experimental data fed into the development of simulation tools for
multicomponent, multiphase transport in porous media
Achieved Objectives:

Product Descriptions:

Additional Information:
Lead Institution: 
Ruhr Universitat Bochum, Bochum, Germany  
Partner Institutions: 
Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland  
Landbouwuniversiteit Wageningen, Wageningen, Netherlands 
Institut de Recherches Hydrologiques, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France  
Centre Nacional de Recherche Scientifique, Nancy, France  
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?  28/11/2005 18:01:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  28/09/2006 15:53:00