The overall vision of the work package is to strengthen knowledge within sustainable development of industrial waste management by developing methods for reducing the amount of hazardous waste on-site and simultaneously increasing the recycling potential.
Electrochemical remediation (applying low current) provides a method for reducing the amount of hazardous waste by mobilising and removing pollutants from different polluted materials such as soil, sediments, sludge, wood, concrete, fly ash and water.
The work package consists of a PhD project in which the focus is on remediation of polluted harbour sediments in the Arctic Regions of Norway,Greenland and NW Russia. The main objective is to develop and optimise electrodialytic remediation of heavy metals, PAHs, PCBs, TBT and oil products from polluted harbour sediments using multivariate analysis (statistical tool).
The project has an industrial focus with the objective of making the method applicable for companies engaged in waste management and/or the oil- and mining industries in the Arctic regions. Part of the project is to develop a mobile remediation test unit, increasing the potential of on-site remediation and hence reducing transport costs and environmental risks of transporting large amounts of hazardous waste over longer distances.
The project group consists of a PhD student, a supervisor and two co-supervisors:
PhD student: Kristine Bondo Pedersen, Department of Chemistry, Arctic University of Norway
Supervisor: Tore Lejon, Department of Chemistry, Arctic University of Norway
Co-supervisors: Pernille E. Jensen, Arctic Technology Centre, Technical University of Denmark; Lisbeth M. Ottosen, Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark.
Participants are part of the UArctic Thematic Network on Environmental Impact Assessment of Industry Contaminated Areas.
Pedersen, K.B. “Waste Management” Presentation given at the internal DNV/Statoil seminar Arctic Competence Escalator Safe Arctic Operations Workshop 2.1, 19th September 2013.
Pedersen, K.B.; Jensen, P. E.; Ottosen, L. M.; Lejon, T. ”Multivariable Analysis of Electrodialytic Remediation of Polluted Harbour Sediments”. Oral Presentation at the 12th International Symposium on Electrokinetic Remediation (EREM), Boston, 26th June 2013.
Pedersen, K. B. “Environmental Management of Industrial Waste in the High North: Electrochemical Remediation of Polluted Sediments in the Arctic”. Presentation given at Barents Spektakkel, Kirkenes, February 2012.
Pedersen, K.B.; Jensen, P. E.; Ottosen, L. M.; Lejon, T. “Electrochemical Remediation of Polluted Harbour Sediments in the Arctic“. Poster at the Arctic Frontiers Conference, Tromsø 2012. 2 ArcticFrontiers KBP
Pedersen, K.B. “Mobile Remediation of Polluted Sediments – Development of Industrial Research Projects”. Presentation (in Norwegian) given at the Northern Areas Conference (Nordområdekonferansen), Bodø November 2012
Vidgren, H.M.; Pedersen, K. B. “Polluted Harbour Sediments in Norway”. Poster at the Northern Areas Conference (Nordområdekonferansen), Bodø November 2012 1 Poster A1 Vidgren & Pedersen
The UArctic Thematic Network on Environmental Impact Assessment of Industry Contaminated Areas:
Zero Waste Network at DTU:
Presentation of EWMA and WP3 in local newspaper Nordlys “Researching Environmental Waste Management in the Arctic” (in Norwegian).