Title: On-site remediation of ground water contaminated by polar organic ng a new adsorption technology: Benchmarking of an innovative technology 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2004 
Author 1/Producer: Levsen, K. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.image-train.net/products/papers/CM3_orgonate.pdf  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Geochemistry
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Groundwater processes overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Water and sanitation-->Pollution
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Short description: A pilot plant for the removal of polar pollutants from contaminated ground water was designed and constructed based on the development of new polymeric adsorbents with improved properties with respect to fouling. The design was based on the characterisation of the adsorbents by laboratory studies and mathematical modelling, The plant was tested by cleaning up ground water contaminated with explosives and related compounds. The results obtained demonstrate that (a) the removal of polar organic pollutants from groundwater by adsorption onto polymeric adsorbents is possible; (b) fouling can be reduced using newly produced composite polymers, (c) the adsorbents can be regenerated using steam or organic solvents. 
Link to Project(s): IMAGE-TRAIN Innovative Management of Groundwater Resources- Training Programme for EU Accession Countries
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 19/07/2007

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