Bioremediation of Polluted Water Flevopark, Amsterdam

Bioremediation of Polluted Water Flevopark, Amsterdam

Type

BSc and MSc projects possible

Studierichtingen

Ecology, Biology

Start

Optional

Duur

six months

Opdrachtgever

City of Amsterdam

Locatie

Flevopark

Project outline

In the Nieuwe Diep at Flevopark the soil is polluted with, among other things, copper. The city of Amsterdam has a task to clean polluted water to make it available for swimming. Water that can be used for swimming needs to be of a certain quality (Whvbz en Bhvbz). Bioremediation is a process whereby remediation of contaminated soil is stimulated by a natural process of biological attenuation by creating ideal living conditions for micro-organisms responsible for degradation of the contamination. Often there is a lack of availability of the right nutrients in the soil to remove a contamination microbiologically. Some of the questions that should be answered are:
What contaminates the soil? Which plants / animals are present now? What options are there for bioremediation to achieve bathing water quality?

Techniques

– Chemical analyses of sludges

– Species diversity measurements

– Species richness measurements

References:

Cornejo, P. et al 2017 Contribution of inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to the bioremediation of a copper contaminated soil using Oenothera picensis. Journal of soil science and plant nutrition

Europese Zwemwaterrichtlijn (2006/7/EC European Commission )

Venieri, D and Kalogerakis, N. 2016 Recent advances in bioremediation. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology Vermonden, K., 2010. Key factors for biodiversity of urban water systems. PhD-thesis, Radboud University, Nijmegen.

Voor meer info:

Roos van Maanen, Dr | Projectmanager Amsterdam Green Campus

Science Park 904 | kamer C2.221B |1098 XH Amsterdam

m: +31 6 30656518
mail: r.vanmaanen@uva.nl

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