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Metal oxide Aided Subsurface Remediation: From Invention to Injection

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Project "METAL-AID" data sheet

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Organization address
address: NORREGADE 10
postcode: 1165

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 Coordinator Country Denmark [DK]
 Project website
 Total cost 3˙716˙533 €
 EC max contribution 3˙716˙533 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.1. (Fostering new skills by means of excellent initial training of researchers)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-ITN-ETN
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-07-01   to  2020-06-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET DK (KOBENHAVN) coordinator 580˙163.00
2    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON UK (LONDON) participant 546˙575.00
4    NIRAS AS DK (ALLEROED) participant 290˙081.00
5    REGION HOVEDSTADEN DK (HILLEROD) participant 290˙081.00
6    HASKOLI ISLANDS IS (REYKJAVIK) participant 269˙145.00
7    ARCADIS GERMANY GMBH DE (DARMSTADT) participant 249˙216.00
9    AECOM URS ESPANA SLU ES (MADRID) participant 247˙872.00
10    AMPHOS 21 CONSULTING SL ES (BARCELONA) participant 247˙872.00
11    UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA ES (SALAMANCA) participant 247˙872.00


 Project objective

Thousands of sites across Europe are polluted with toxic metals and organic solvents; many more exist worldwide. As EU population grows, clean water will determine the quality of life and economic stability. Most sites remain contaminated because existing technology is costly and disruptive. Society needs an innovative way to decontaminate soil and groundwater directly underground. In METAL-AID, we will develop new technologies through fundamental knowledge.

We are a consortium of experts in natural materials, contaminant reactivity, groundwater treatment and environment policy, spread over 4 consulting firms, 6 universities and a government agency. We will train 14 early stage researchers (ESRs) through integrated, intersectoral research, using advanced technology, ranging from nanometre to field scale. ESRs will gain technical, business and personal skills, as they push a promising soil and groundwater remediation technology toward commercialisation. To meet the METAL-AID goals, the ESRs will:

1) Test known layered double hydroxide (LDH) and redox active green rust (GR) reactants that show promise for remediating toxic metals and chlorinated compounds and invent new ones; 2) Derive thermodynamic and kinetic data, essential for safety assessment modelling; 3) Quantify reactant effectiveness and reacted phase stability and compare these with natural analogues; 4) Inject the new reactants at field sites operated by our beneficiaries.

METAL-AID begins at technology readiness level, TRL 1 and runs to TRL 6, implementation. The government agency will provide guidance so our new technology complies with regulations and has promised R&D funding after the ETN ends, to carry it into full commercialisation. The ESRs will be trained to tackle challenges of concern to society, to communicate across sector boundaries and with the public, in a network that will last long after the project ends. We will provide a pool of scientists for roles in EU's knowledge based economy.


List of deliverables.
All ESR positions filled Documents, reports 2019-05-31 17:18:34
Project website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-31 18:10:57

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of METAL-AID deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Dietmann, Linke, Trujillano, Rives
Effect of Chain Length and Functional Group of Organic Anions on the Retention Ability of MgAl- Layered Double Hydroxides for Chlorinated Organic Solvents
published pages: 89, ISSN: 2305-7084, DOI: 10.3390/chemengineering3040089
ChemEngineering 3/4 2019-12-16
2019 Jeffrey Paulo H. Perez, Dominique J. Tobler, Andrew N. Thomas, Helen M. Freeman, Knud Dideriksen, Jörg Radnik, Liane G. Benning
Adsorption and Reduction of Arsenate during the Fe 2+ -Induced Transformation of Ferrihydrite
published pages: 884-894, ISSN: 2472-3452, DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.9b00031
ACS Earth and Space Chemistry 3/6 2019-11-18
2019 Jörn Hövelmann, Tomasz M. Stawski, Helen M. Freeman, Rogier Besselink, Sathish Mayanna, Jeffrey Paulo H. Perez, Nicole S. Hondow, Liane G. Benning
Struvite Crystallisation and the Effect of Co2+ Ions
published pages: 503, ISSN: 2075-163X, DOI: 10.3390/min9090503
Minerals 9/9 2019-11-18
2018 Marco C. Mangayayam, Knud Dideriksen, Dominique J. Tobler
Can or cannot green rust reduce chlorinated ethenes?
published pages: 173-178, ISSN: 1876-6102, DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2018.07.022
Energy Procedia 146 2019-07-08
2018 Josephina J.P.A. Mulders, Anna L. Harrison, J. Christ, Eric H. Oelkers
Non-stoichiometric dissolution of sepiolite
published pages: 74-80, ISSN: 1876-6102, DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2018.07.011
Energy Procedia 146 2019-07-08
2018 Tobias Linke, Sigurður Reynir Gislason
Stability of iron minerals in Icelandic peat areas and transport of heavy metals and nutrients across oxidation and salinity gradients – a modelling approach
published pages: 30-37, ISSN: 1876-6102, DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2018.07.005
Energy Procedia 146 2019-07-08
2018 Adrian A. Schiefler, Dominique J. Tobler, Niels D. Overheu, Nina Tuxen
Extent of natural attenuation of chlorinated ethenes at a contaminated site in Denmark
published pages: 188-193, ISSN: 1876-6102, DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2018.07.024
Energy Procedia 146 2019-07-08
2018 Jeffrey Paulo H. Perez, Marco C. Mangayayam, Sandra Navaz Rubio, Helen M. Freeman, Dominique J. Tobler, Liane G. Benning
Intercalation of aromatic sulfonates in ‘green rust’ via ion exchange
published pages: 179-187, ISSN: 1876-6102, DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2018.07.023
Energy Procedia 146 2019-07-08
2019 Jeffrey Paulo H. Perez, Helen M. Freeman, Jan A. Schuessler, Liane G. Benning
The interfacial reactivity of arsenic species with green rust sulfate (GRSO4)
published pages: 1161-1170, ISSN: 0048-9697, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.163
Science of The Total Environment 648 2019-07-08
2018 Andrew N. Thomas, Elisabeth Eiche, Jörg Göttlicher, Ralph Steininger, Liane G. Benning, Helen M. Freeman, Knud Dideriksen, Thomas Neumann
Products of Hexavalent Chromium Reduction by Green Rust Sodium Sulfate and Associated Reaction Mechanisms
published pages: 58, ISSN: 2571-8789, DOI: 10.3390/soilsystems2040058
Soil Systems 2/4 2019-05-09

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