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Project: Growing willow stands on contaminated dredged materials: impact of the vegetation on the speciation, mobility and bioavailability of heavy metals.

01-JAN-01 – 31-DEC-03

The aim of this research project is to study the biological effects of heavy metal pollution in dredged materials. A freshly filled confined disposal for dredged sediment is planted with willow trees. The relation between the physico-chemical properties of the contaminated dredget sediment and the structure and development of a willow stand is investigated.