Measurement and modelling of VOC mobility of soils and groundwaters for environmental risk assessment

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   1/2/1994         Duration: 30 months         Project Type: RTD
Contract Number: EV5V-CT940546
Organisation Type:  University research group / research institute
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->BTEX
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Chlorinated aliphatics
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Exposure pathways
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Modelling
Diffuse pollution-->Monitoring
Groundwater protection-->Monitoring-->Monitoring overview
Project objectives:
To design, improve and validate conceptual and instrumental tools needed for risk assessment related to the contamination of soil and subsoil by VOC mixtures 
from wastes and accidents
Project Summary:
The project used a novel measuring technology developed by one of the project partners, which allowed continuous in-situ measurement of the transfer potential 
of VOCs in soil, subsoil, the unsaturated zonegas phase and saturated zone groundwater. The method used a permeation cell, separating an internal gas-phase
from the media being observed, in combination with a continuous global VOC sensor to provide a fingerprint of VOC contamination in the media studied. Subsequent
work applied a model to the to the data an developed new procedures for field monitoring.
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Product Descriptions:

Additional Information:
Lead Institution: 
Institut de Recherches Hydrologiques, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, france  
Partner Institutions: 
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Nancy, France  
Institut fur Spektrochemie und Angewandte Spektroskopie, Dortmund, Germany  
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid, Spain  
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?  29/11/2005 10:48:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  28/09/2006 17:24:00