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Work Package 3

WP3 Development of rehabilitation technologies to decrease pollutant influx between groundwater and surface water near river banks

AQUAREHAB will develop rehabilitation technologies to protect surface water bodies from polluted ground water bodies investigating the effect of:

  • injecting different electron donors on the degradation of CAHs;
  • sediments capping on the residence time and stimulated degradation of CAHs;
  • decrease of dissolved organic carbon in the surface water on CAH-degradation processes; and,
  • decreased CAHs and DOC on the ecological status of the surface water.



Stimulated sediment biobarrier technology to inhibit the influx of pollutants from the groundwater into the surface water. Degradation in the sediment zone can be stimulated by the injection of carbon sources in the aquifer or by capping the sediment zone.