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Combined physical-biological in-situ remediation techniques for the clean-up of aged petroleum hydrocarbon spills - a case study based on the historically contaminated site N77 in Droesing.

Project Leader
Loibner Andreas Paul, BOKU Project Leader
Forschung Altlastensanierung - Industrielle (angewandte) Forschung
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
BCA Vertriebsgesellschaft m.b.H, Eitzenbergerstraße 8, 2544 Leobersdorf, Austria.
Contact person: Norbert Rüttinger, BCA ist Koordinator des Projektes.;
Function of the Project Partner: Sub-Koordinator
ensowa – innovation und umweltconsulting gmbh , r. Karl Putz Weg 1, 8244 Schäffern, Austria.
Contact person: Dr. Karl Putz;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
FH Technikum Wien, Hoechstaedtplatz 6, 1200 Wien, Austria.
Contact person: Dr. Maximilian Lackner ;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Spintec, Impulszentrum 1, 8250 Vorau, Austria.
Contact person: DI Markus Plank;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Gübitz Georg, Project Staff
Ribitsch Doris, Project Staff
Braunschmid Verena, Project Staff (bis 31.12.2021)
Edlinger Elisabeth, Project Staff
Otte Julia, Project Staff (bis 31.12.2021)
Diefenbach Thore, Project Staff (bis 30.06.2022)
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Environmental Biotechnology
Funded by
Kommunalkredit Public Consulting (KPC), Türkenstraße 9, 1092 Wien, Austria
Focus is given to the development of a treatment train by combining innovative biochemical and physical in-situ techniques for the clean-up of sites contaminated with aged petroleum hydrocarbons and to some extent PAHs.
Although most of the experiments will be accomplished in laboratories of scientific partners, the historically contaminated site Petroleum Works Droesing (N77) serves as pivot for research and technology development by providing samples from a real world scenario and the possibility of field-scale testing. Research on innovative in-situ techniques comprises the use of vegetable oil for the formation of micro-emulsions, the application of modified fleece for pollutant removal from groundwater and enzyme assisted biodegradation of persistent hydrocarbons eventually resulting in a significant reduction of remediation efforts.
Remediation of contaminated sites; Bioremediation;
Soil; Enzymes; Groundwater; Petroleum Hydrocarbons; Remediation;
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