ADVOCATE Advancing sustainable in situ remediation for contaminated land and groundwater

Country: European Union
Start Date:   1/4/2011         Duration: 48 months         Project Type: Network
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Organisation Type:  EC Project
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Project objectives:
As a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, ADVOCATE will provide advanced training to early stage and experienced researchers in scientific, technical and 
practical skills related to the research of sustainable in situ remediation techniques and applications for contaminated land and groundwater. The specific objectives of ADVOCATE are to : - Train a group of highly qualified professionals in state-of-the-art approaches for in situ land and groundwater remediation - Research innovative processes and techniques for the sustainable remediation of contaminants in situ - Develop process-level understanding and appraise technology concepts at laboratory-scale through to field-scale application - Develop relevant performance assessment methods and tools for engineering design of sustainable in situ remediation processes and technology - Develop a decision-making framework for the use of in situ remediation in the sustainable development of groundwater resources, considering relevant
technical, environmental, social and economic issues - Deliver a programme of knowledge transfer and public outreach on sustainable in situ remediation for contaminated land and groundwater for researchers,
practitioners and other end-users - Develop collaborative links with other science-based networks and industry forums within Europe and overseas, which are involved in sustainable remediation
research, knowledge transfer and training to identify new initiatives in these areas
Project Summary:
ADVOCATE is developing innovative in situ remediation (ISR) concepts for the sustainable management of contaminated land and groundwater, as required by 
the Water Framework Directive. Its research links lab-scale studies of processes with field-scale evaluation and demonstration of novel technology applications, using state-of-the-art
methods. It will develop new scientific understanding, performance assessment tools and decision-making frameworks which advance the use of sustainable
ISR for contaminated land and groundwater. The aim is for more sustainable treatment, to optimise resource investment in environmental restoration. The network creates a comprehensive training environment for early career scientists and engineers in this field. As well as formal graduate-level instruction
and directed research, there is an innovative package of training initiatives. These include workshops, summer schools, web-based sharing of research and
key outputs across the network, complementary training at partner institutions, practical work secondments with industry partners, and participation
at national and international conferences.
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Project Resources:

Remediation of TCE contaminated groundwater using permeable reactive barriers
Funding Programme(s): 
EC FP7: Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.
Link to Organisations:

Sheffield University
Submitted by: Rob Sweeney  Who does what?  27/10/2011 17:01:00