Remediation of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater using Nanotechnologies – Year two

Contamination in soil and groundwater tends to be overlooked since their adverse impact does not appear exteriorly and instantaneously. However, the contaminants could potentially cause adverse impact on vegetation and human health by migrating off the contaminated site through groundwater flow, and also influence climate change through cycling of elements. Recently, demand for remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater has been raised due to increasing public awareness about environmental problems. Especially in Canada, public and media attentions have been grown up for the soil contamination associated with oil and gas development. A number of contaminated sites have not been cleaned up due to the high remediation cost with current remediation technologies. The proposed technology in this project will provide cost-effective and highly efficient remediation methods for the contaminated sites which employ novel nanomaterials and energy-efficient heating sources.

Faculty Supervisor:

Simon Park


Jongho Won


TRIUM Environmental Inc.


Engineering - mechanical






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