Efficient cleanup of contaminated sediments due to oil spills. Emphasis on biotechnological solution
The main objective of this WP is to develop novel or improved technologies, which accelerate the biodegradation of hydrocarbons in contaminated sediments. WP5 will address a range of contamination scenarios, i.e., from “freshly” contaminated sediments to those subjected to chronic pollution, and climate regions, i.e., from Mediterranean to Norwegian sea.
The focus is on the enhancement of biodegradation rates in contaminated sediments by providing:
- extra electron acceptors such as solid electrodes or oxygen
- micro/macro nutrients, possibly in combination with contaminant mobilizing agents
- controlled environmental conditions