Intensive landfarming of contaminated sediments

H.J.J. Wieggers, H.W. Bezemer

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    The biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and mineral oil was investigated in heavily and normally polluted sediments. The aims of the research were: to improve the knowledge of dewatering and ripening of sediments in an open land-farm, to quantify the biodegradation in two sediments, and to optimize the land-farm process to enable use on a larger scale. Without additional dewatering and cultivation, sediments in an open land-farm will ripen very slowly. A decrease in PAH content by 40-80 and a decrease in mineral oil content by 60-70 per year can be achieved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSamenvatting van de voordrachten en posters bodem breed '95 : aktief bodembeheer : noodzaak voor beleid, uitdaging voor de wetenschap : nationaal symposium bodemonderzoek, 18 en 19 december 1995, De Blije Werelt, Lunteren
    EditorsM.J. Lexmond
    Publication statusPublished - 1995


    • bioremediation
    • reclamation
    • sludge farming
    • water bottoms


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