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 Nº 2 / NOV 2016
Reground aims at restoring contaminated groundwater aquifers by developing a novel technology for the injection of iron oxide nanoparticles into groundwater contaminant plumes. This project addresses mainly arsenic and the known major groundwater contaminants (barium, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, zinc).

The goal of this project is to create a market-ready application to transform the efforts to mitigate the risks posed by toxic metal contaminations to humans and ecosystems.

Reground will enable immobilization of toxic metal contaminations at sites which are currently left untreated due to technical or economic reasons. To that end, the communication and dissemination strategy will concentrate on persuading the stakeholders that this project could offer a new opportunity in terms of sustainability and also have a positive impact on society.


 

IT'S HAPPENING

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During the last week of June, the first test injections were carried out in the REGROUND pilot sites in Asturias, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal
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DEVELOPMENT HIGHTLIGHTS


Two main developments are:
  • Performing test injections
  • New set of nanoparticles
Reground has successfully completed two pilot (test) injections in field sites in Spain and Portugal. The aim of these injections were to test the mobility of Reground nanoparticles in real aquifer, and therefore their ability to build a permeable reactive barrier. At this stage, Reground technology was applied in one injection well per site. About 20m3 of NP solution was injected into each well, achieving radius of influences between 2 and 3 meters. Initial monitoring results indicate reduction in Arsenic concentration in groundwater samples taken downstream. The monitoring campaign for these two pilot injections will continue until end of year 2016.

Additionally, a new set of nanoparticles has been synthesized in Reground. New nanoparticles have average aggregate size smaller than former ones, therefore reducing the risk of pore-clogging during injection, and also enhancing the adsorption capacity due to higher surface area. This new particles are currently tested by Reground partners for mobility, reactivity, and stability analysis. With such variation of nanoparticles. We are able to apply Reground technology under wider range of aquifer geochemistries.
 

EVENTS

PAST EVENTS

XXI Congreso Latinoamericano de la Ciencia del Suelo – 2016

QUITO (ECUADOR)· OCTOBER 24-28th, 2016

XXI Congreso Latinoamericano de la Ciencia del Suelo – 2016


ATTENDEE: Daniela Montalvo (KU Leuven)
CONTRIBUTION: Oral presentation "Arsenic removal by reactive barriers of goethite nanoparticles: batch and column experiments."
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12M meeting

BILBAO (SPAIN)· SEPTEMBER 20-21th, 2016

Project 12M Meeting 


ATTENDEE: All partners
 
Goldschmidt Yokohama 2016

YOKOHAMA (JAPAN)· JUNE 29th, 2016

Goldschmidt Yokohama 2016


ATTENDEE: Andreas Fritzsche (UNI-JENA)
CONTRIBUTION: Oral presentation "The Composition and Mechanical Properties of Soil-Derived Fe-OM co-precipitates at Macro- and Nanoscale"
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Simposium LIFE 2016

MADRID (SPAIN)· JUNE 15-16th, 2016

Simposium LIFE 2016


ATTENDEE: Tecnalia representatives
CONTRIBUTION: Presentation of the REGROUND project.
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KIMconference2016

BARCELONA (SPAIN)· JUNE 14th, 2016

KIMConference 2016


ATTENDEE: Rainer Meckenstock (REGROUND coordinator)
CONTRIBUTION: Participation in the round table on the contribution of the European Commission in promoting circular economy.
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University of Duisburg-Essen
Campus Essen - Biofilm Centre -
Universitätsstr. 5, 45141 Essen
Germany

 


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Communication Manager:


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08019 Barcelona
España

 
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