Method for soil remediation and engineering

University of Sussex; University of Brighton; Cundy, Andrew B; Hopkinson, Laurence J (2004) Method for soil remediation and engineering. PCT/GB2003/004181.

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Abstract

An electrokinetic method for groundwater protection, soil remediation and engineering which comprises applying an electric field across an area of soil, sediment or slurry so as to generate a pH and Eh gradient and thereby promote the in situ precipitation of a stable iron-rich band. The method may be performed for the purpose of stabilisation and/or strategic dewatering/rewatering of soils, sediment and/or slurries, the improvement of the physical properties of soils and sediments for engineering purposes, the forced and directed migration of contaminated leachates, and/or electro-osmotic purging of non-polar contaminants.

Item Type: Patent
Additional Information: Corresponding Patent: US2006/0163068A1
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Biology and Environmental Science
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:31
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2012 09:13
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/26302
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