RESOLMET

Project title:

INNOVATIVE REMEDIATION TECHNOLOGY OF SOILS CONTAMINATED BY THE ACTIVITIES SPECIFIC TO THE METALLURGICAL INDUSTRY

General description:

The degree of novelty, originality and complexity of the proposed solutions derives from the scientific and technical activities in the attention of the partners:

elaboration of conceptual models and applicable techniques in case of bioremediation technologies of soils contaminated with heavy metals, sulfur dioxide, petroleum products, etc;

use of a modern scientific methodology for risk and impact assessment of activities specific to metallurgical industry upon soils;

identification and development of some micro-organisms capable of ensuring the biodegradation of pollutants from the contaminated soils;

development of an innovative technology for biological treatment – on-site and off-site – of the contaminated soils; elaboration of a remediation technology of soils contaminated by the activities specific to metallurgical industry, based on the biological treatment – on-site and off-site – of contaminated soils.

The RESOLMET project combines harmoniously the fundamental research with the applicative experimental and industrial research. The researches regarding the elaboration of some conceptual models and applicable techniques in case of bioremediation technologies of soils contaminated with heavy metals, sulphur dioxide, petroleum products have a fundamental and multidisciplinary character, contributing to the development of knowledge in the field of soils bioremediation. The experimental and industrial research is found in the activities performed by the partners, in order to develop the innovative biological treatment technology – on-site and off-site – of the contaminated soils. The biological treatment – on-site and off-site – constitutes the basic technological operation within the remediation technology of soils contaminated by activities specific to metallurgical industry.

Duration of the project:

  • 2008-2011

Funding:

  • National funding

Partners:

  • Technical University of Cluj-Napoca;
  • Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca;
  • “Alexandru-Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi;
  • The Research Institute for Pedology;
  •  Agro-chemistry and Environmental Protection of Bucharest;
  •  Research Institute for Analytical Instrumentation Cluj-Napoca;
  • SC MINESA – The Institute of Mining Researches and Planning of Cluj-Napoca SA;
  •  SC DEPOLMED SRL Cluj-Napoca;
  •  SC EUROPLUS GRUP SRL Tg.Mures;
  •  ECOGROUP TRANSILVANIA- CHIMGRUP Suncuius

Expected Results:

  • hypothesis regarding the biodegradation of hydrocarbons type pollutants under the action of micro-organisms
  • hypothesis regarding the biodegradation of pollutants for the biological extraction of the heavy metals
  • conceptual models and theories applicable in case of contaminated soils bioremediation
  • technical solutions for biological treatment of the contaminated soils – possibilities to use the micro-organisms for the biological extraction of the heavy metals and hydrocarbons from the contaminated soil
  • innovative solution for the biological treatment of the contaminated soils – methods of qualitative and quantitative analysis of the contaminated soils
  • patent proposal
  • soils characterized from qualitative and quantitative point of view
  • experimental model
  • characteristics of the model
  • biological treatment procedure – prototype
  • remediation technology of contaminated soils.