- To demonstrate in large-scale pilot experiments that a novel remediation method based on in situ alkaline hydrolysis is an effective technology to decontaminate pesticide contaminated soil and groundwater.
- To generate a decision-basis for a potential full-scale remediation of the site “Groyne 42”.
- To demonstrate the effect and usability in side-by-side pilot experiments of different “enhancement” technologies. The enhancement technologies should ensure optimal contact between the contaminants and the aggressive alkaline solution.
- To create awareness among authorities and environmental scientists in the European Member States that a novel remediation technology has been developed and proven to be effective in a large-scale pilot experiment.
- To quantify the effectiveness of the novel remediation technology (e.g. expressed as mass removal of contaminants) and to establish environmental risk assessment-based success criteria (stop-criteria for remediation).
The objectives of the proposed “NorthPestClean” project are: