Application of reactive barriers operated in frozen ground

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    Permeable reactive barriers allow passive treatment of contaminated groundwater. Barriers, filled with reactive media, are able to treat a wide range of contaminants including dissolved nutrients and metals, petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated organic compounds. Advantages for areas of frozen ground include low energy requirements, the ability to function unattended, and a low cost of operation. Although freeze-thaw cycling poses additional challenges to their successful operation, barriers are now helping to remediate contaminated sites in Antarctica and the Arctic.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPermafrost soils
    EditorsRosa Margesin
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Print)9783540693703
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Publication series

    NameSoil biology


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