Sequential Extraction as a Method for Analysis of Heavy Metals Mobility in Soils
© Lehrstuhl für Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben (11/2016)
Polluted soil with metals could affect human health through direct contact with soil, but potentially greater threats could rise, for example, from infiltration of the metals into groundwater aquifers or by the plant uptake of those. The hazard in soil attributable to metals is often assessed by determination of their total content or pseudo-total content in soil.

Restoration Concepts for Landfill Sites
© TK Verlag - Fachverlag für Kreislaufwirtschaft (10/2012)
Nearly 40 % of municipal waste in the EU27 in 2010 was treated by landfilling. So far following up the topics on landfill technology continues being important.

Natural Bioactive Compounds in Copper Bioremediation
© Lehrstuhl für Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben (11/2010)
The aim of this research work was to investigate the influence of spruce bark natural bioactive compounds on copper bioaccumulation in rape plant.

Investigations of Site-Contaminations in China: Initial Site-Contamination-Investigation and -Remediation in China
© Deutscher Fachverlag (DFV) (6/2010)
Currently in China there is proceeding a serious intensification of the environmental law relating to future critical limit values and the obligation of accompanying measures. Also in China the assessment of possible financial relevant features of sites like hazardous waste contaminations and groundwater pollution is becoming more important. Nowerdays, the investigation concerning contaminations of sites in China is becoming necessary and interesting for German investors. Meanwhile, in the course of all-embracing Due-Diligence-examinations for site assessments in China for a German investor the R&H Umwelt GmbH from Nuremberg/Germany (R&H) already has performed several initial site-contamination-investigations including the initial investigation of the building-substance on industrial sites.

Hard work for the microbes: Soil remediation in a tank farm
© Deutscher Fachverlag (DFV) (6/2010)
In a tank farm in Belém (Brazil) the soil was found to be highly contaminated. With the help of a biological process this soil is remediated by microbes and then reused at the site. Because the process was originally developed in Germany, it had to be adapted to suit the local climate. The entire operating crew are subject to the tank farm's technical safety regulations, which comply with international standards and are strictly implemented.

Landfill sites as a source of pests: Waste disposal often leads to problems with pests at the landfill site
© Deutscher Fachverlag (DFV) (6/2010)
In Germany, tipping untreated household waste has been banned since 2005. But the country still has numerous landfill sites, collection points and intermediate storage areas. Here, one specific problem has not been resolved it has only been relocated: vermin and pest infestation. However, pest control has to be limited to containing the problem. This article describes pest control methods that could be used throughout the world.

© IWWG International Waste Working Group (10/2007)
In Brazil about 60% (ABRELPE, 2005) of domestic urban solid waste produced, that is, about 96 tons a day, is inadequately disposed of in waste dumps or flooded areas. In many cases the percolate drains directly into the soil or to lakes or rivers near the open dump. There are risks of pollution of natural resources. The Paracambi open dump is such an example. It is an open dump about 50-70m away from the Macacos River close to the town centre. Macacos River is part of the Guandu river basin, which is the water supply to the city of Rio de Janeiro

© IWWG International Waste Working Group (10/2007)
The waste acceptance criteria at landfills (WAC) specified in the EU Council Decision 2003/33/EC of 19 December establishing criteria and procedures for acceptance of granular waste at landfills pursuant to Article 16 and Annex II of Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste are currently being implemented in many countries, including Denmark. The EU WAC specify limit values for leaching tests performed on wastes to landfilled, and the Council Decision requires wastes and waste streams to be characterised to determine at which categories of landfills they can be accepted. At the same time it may be determined whether a waste fulfils (national and/or) criteria for utilisation.

The Management Of Contaminated Sites In Romania
© ICP Ingenieurgesellschaft Prof. Czurda und Partner mbH (6/2004)
The term "contaminated site" is not legally defined in Romania.



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