Ongoing Projects

Megasite Management Toolsuite (MMT) / SAFIRA II

Development of the SAFIRA II Megasite Management Tool Suite and of the Internet Platform DE.SMARTe for Brownfields Revitalisation.

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TIMBRE

An integrated framework of methods, technologies, tools and policies for improvement of brownfields regeneration in Europe.


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MMT Applications / TASK

Pilot applications of the SAFIRA II Megasite Management Tool Suite to test and to improve the toolsuite will be conducted at two brownfields in Radeberg (Saxonia) and Brandenburg (Brandenburg).


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WinSMART

GUI Development for the SMART (Streamtube Model for Advective and Reactive Transport) software to conveniently model one-dimensional transport of soultes in subsurface.

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Unintentional surfactant facilitated solubilisation and transport of apparently immobile chemicals

This research investigates a poorly understood mechanism by which apparently immobile contaminants can migrate through soil to groundwater. Such transport can be facilitated by surfactants, which find widespread application in industrial, urban and agricultural processes and products. Surfactants can fundamentally change the behaviour of chemicals, and even reverse the mobility of soil bound contaminants. This allows the least mobile contaminants to rapidly reach groundwater and can result in unexpected human and environmental exposure. We propose a combination of experimental and modelling approaches to understand, quantify and predict the extent of this phenomenon under conditions relevant to sites where surfactants are commonly released.

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