Search for dissertations about: "soil contamination"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 56 swedish dissertations containing the words soil contamination.

  1. 1. Assessing Soil Functions for Sustainable Remediation of Contaminated Sites

    Author : Yevheniya Volchko; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; soil functions; Contaminated sites soil; minimum data set; soil ecosystem services; sustainability assessment; remediation; soil quality indicators;

    Abstract : Soil contamination is a worldwide problem. Soil remediation is often carried out to reduce the risks posed by contaminants in the soil to human health and environment. Contaminant concentration is typically the only soil quality aspect maintained in remediation projects. READ MORE

  2. 2. Soil Degradation of Raised-beds on Orchards in the Mekong Delta Field and Laboratory Methods

    Author : Quang Pham Van; Per-Erik Jansson; Khoa Le Van; Ingmar Messing; KTH; []
    Keywords : AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; citrus orchards; nutrient; soil fertility; soil strength; soil degradation; alluvial soil; Mekong delta;

    Abstract : Soil degradation is a complex process which may occur anywhere and at any time. It directly affects the physical, chemical and biological processes within the soil profile. Soil degradation can either be as a result of natural hazards or due to manmade actions, such as mismanagement on cropping patterns, soil preparation and cultivation practices. READ MORE

  3. 3. Application of two dimensional compound specific carbon-chlorine isotope analyses for degradation monitoring and assessment of organic pollutants in contaminated soil and groundwater

    Author : Charline Wiegert; Örjan Gustafsson; Thomas Hofstetter; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; organochlorines; chlorinated ethenes; PCE; TCE; hexachlorocyclohexanes; soil contamination; groundwater contamination; remediation; natural attenuation; biodegradation; carbon isotopes; chlorine isotopes; CSIA; Applied Environmental Science; tillämpad miljövetenskap;

    Abstract : Nearly 250,000 sites with past and present potentially polluting activities need urgent remediation within Europe. Major pollutants include organochlorines (OCls), e.g. chlorinated ethenes (CEs) and hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs), mainly used as industrial solvents and pesticides, respectively. READ MORE

  4. 4. Feasibility study of soil washing to remediate mercury contaminated soil

    Author : Jingying Xu; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; soil remediation; pH-dependentdissolution; organic matter; mobilisation; Other technology - Environmental engineering; Övriga teknikvetenskaper - Miljöteknik; Waste Science and Technology; Avfallsteknik;

    Abstract : Mercury (Hg) cannot be degraded. Therefore only two principal processes are available for the treatment of Hg-contaminated soil: (1) the separation of Hg from the soil or (2) the stabilisation of Hg within the soil. Prior to selecting a suitable treatment technique, it is necessary to have an understanding of Hg behaviour in contaminated soil, i.e. READ MORE

  5. 5. Microbial remediation of heavy metal ion polluted soil and water

    Author : Torbjörn Håkansson; Bioteknik; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; EDTA; metal; soil; remediation; Sulphate reducing bactera; biogas; water;

    Abstract : Contamination of soil and water by heavy metal ions (HMs) is a problem all over the world.The use of biological methods alone or in combination with other techniques for treatment of such polluted sites constitutes a major challenge. READ MORE