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Project: Onset to the development of a microbiological liner for the storage of sludge.

project duration
01-OCT-97 – 30-SEP-99
In the storage of contaminated sludge in an environmental safe way, technical scaling systems are used to avoid leaching of contaminants towards the groundwatertable. However, these systems do not contribute to the active remediation of the contaminated site and are expensive and subject to leaks. This originated the idea to seal the sludge with a remediating, self-supporting and shielding microbiological mat that seals small leaks and where the bacteria contribute to the remediation of the contamination.