Funding Organisation: BMBF --- Contact: PTWT+E, Projektbereich Wassertechnologie - Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH - Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany - Dr. Rüdiger Furrer - Phone: +49 7247/82-3003 - Email:
Country of origin: Germany
What type of research is funded? Demonstration
Projects based on defined research needs (programme driven) or an open call (demand driven)? Programme Driven
Total budget:  5 Million EUROs
Funding rate by programme:  100%
Programme start year: 2000
Duration of programme: 5 years
Programme open for funding of international participation:  Yes
Programme has ongoing or terminated international projects:  No
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Permeable reactive barriers
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Soil-->Soil Overview
Contaminated land-->funding
Permeable reactive barriers 
Long Description: 
More than 10 permeable reactive barrier (PRB) projects, among them participants from different universities, companies, consultants and problem owners, 
join and co-operate intimately in the interdisciplinary German PRB network/concerted action 'RUBIN' for the 'Use of Treatment Walls for Site Remediation'
that was initiated and set up by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) in 2000. RUBIN stands for (in German) 'Reaktionswände und -barrieren
im Netzwerkverbund' meaning in English 'reactive wall and barrier projects cooperating in a network/concerted action'. The focus of RUBIN´s missions and
goals is to meet current R&D needs pertaining to the practical set up and longterm operation of PRBs as a prospective remediation technology in a large-scale,
coordinated initiative. Especially a bundle of technical, operational, economic, ecological, toxicological, administrative and legislative issues
as well as issues comprising longterm performance and stability are addressed and investigated. Therefore, RUBIN is scheduled to plan, design, implement,
monitor and evaluate pilot and full-scale PRB projects in Germany in order to check and assess as thoroughly and precisely as possible applicability, performance
and limits of PRBs in a broad technical scope combined with an intensive, simultaneous scientific backup. The network also covers novel innovative approaches
to be utilized for eliminating recalcitrant compounds from contaminated groundwater by means of innovative reactive materials and novel barrier design
and construction methods.

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Projects Supported by this Programme:

 In-situ remediation of TCE contaminated groundwater Design and Construction of a Horizontal zero valent iron (ZVI) based Permeable Reactive Barrier (PRB) System for the in-Situ-Treatment of Halogenated VOC in Groundwater at the Bernau Site near Berlin
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