Project Acronym/Number: WaSClean/612250
Call (part) identifier: FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP
Funding scheme: European Commission – Marie Curie Actions— Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)
Project Coordinator: Dr. Miroslava Vaclavikova, Institute of Geotechnics, Slovakia
Project group leader at NU: Dr. Zhumabay Bakenov
Project goal: development of novel materials and technologies for remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater from xenobiotics (e.g. man-made) contaminants, via a programme of knowledge exchange and scientific work actions between 8 partner organisations (6 from three EU countries and 2 from an ICPC country – Kazakhstan).
The project brings together a multidisciplinary consortium of specialists from different areas of contaminated land management, environmental (geo)chemistry, nanotechnology, (geo)microbiology and physical, analytical, synthetic, polymer and surface chemistry, working with a common aim of developing novel technologies for removal of toxic contaminants from contaminated soil and groundwater. A range of methods will be employed at laboratory and pilot/field scale, to produce integrated clean-up solutions for problem contaminated sites and contaminants.