R&D Project

The region decontaminates soil using electricity and bacteria

Removing contamination from the soil is expensive. For this reason, the Capital Region is working together with companies and researchers to develop new methods. One promising method is to run a low electrical voltage through contaminated boulder clay, add “bacteria food” (reactants) and bacteria to eat the contamination. This method uses up to 25% less energy than the existing methods and removes 99% of the contamination. Through to 2016, interested parties will be able to see the technology in use in a pond near Frederikssund.

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The Capital Region of Denmark
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Mads Terkelse, Project Manager
+45 3866 5615

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