A risk/benefit approach to the application of iron nanoparticles for the remediation of contaminated sites in the environment

Country: United Kingdom
Start Date:   24/7/2010         Duration: 8 months         Project Type: RTD
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Organisation Type:  Professional / trade / industry associations, institutes or networks
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Pesticides
Project objectives:
This project will provide in a relatively short time scale:  
A comprehensive inventory of nano-iron risks and benefits for contaminated land and groundwater remediation, identifying where conclusions can be drawn, 
and where uncertainties remain, as a basis for policy making A set of detailed case studies that illustrate the range of contamination problems currently addressed by nano iron, and classified as commercially available;
demonstrated; in development and conceptual A prioritised research agenda to address any uncertainties identified.
Project Summary:
The project will undertake desk based research to investigate the application of zerovalent iron nanoparticles for use in the remediation of contaminated 
land and groundwater. The project will provide background information on the use of nano iron for remediation purposes, that will include consideration of
its physico-chemical characteristics, the fate and behavior of nano-iron in the environment, how it can be applied, what situations it may be used in, and how
it works in treating contaminants in soil and groundwater. The project will also describe the potential risks, benefits, limitations and restrictions associated
with nano-iron use for remediation of contaminated sites in the environment. Real case studies where zerovalent iron nanoparticles have been used will be
provided by drawing on examples provided by practitioners Worldwide.
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Department for Environment
Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  08/09/2010 12:31:00