Methods for determining degradation rates of organic chemicals in land-filled waste and groundwater

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   1/1/1993         Duration: 36 months         Project Type: RTD
Contract Number: EV5V-CT920229
Organisation Type:  University research group / research institute
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Microbiology
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Groundwater protection-->Monitoring-->Monitoring overview
Soil-->Soil Overview
Project objectives:
To measure degradation rates of organic chemicals in waste disposal sites and in groundwater, employing both in situ and laboratory methods in order to make 
a scientific comparison of the two techniques and to provide a basis for risk assessment, assessing pollution plumes and the design of techniques to test waste
destined for landfill.
Project Summary:
The project addressed five problem areas:   
1 The influence of particle surfaces in degradation rates of organic chemicals in groundwater under anaerobic conditions   
2 Correlation of degradation rates of xenobiotic organic compounds with measurements of microbial biomass and activity and activity under aerobic and 
anaerobic conditions 3 Comparison of degradation rates of xenobiotic organic groundwater pollutants in unconsolidated sediments in in situ microcosms and laboratory set-ups
under aerobic and anaerobic conditions 4 Development of a borehole microcosm for determining degradation rates of organic cemicals in unconsolidated sediments under aerobic and anaerobic conditions
5 Determination of organic chemical degradation rates in methanogenic waste disposal sites by means of an artificial borehole microcosm
Achieved Objectives:

Product Descriptions:

Additional Information:
Lead Institution: 
Damarks Tekniske Universiteit, Lyngby , Denmark 
Partner Institution: 
Natural Environment Research Council, British Geological Survey, Keyworth, UK 
This information was taken from a source other than the project site: European Commission (1998) Examples of EC research projects directly or indirectly 
related to soil science. Edited by M. Catizzone. European Commission, Directorate-General 12: Science Research & Development
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
Link to Organisations:

British Geological Survey
Natural Environmental Research Council
Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Dr Antony Chapman  Who does what?  30/12/2005 11:10:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  28/09/2006 17:28:00