Remediation of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater using Nanotechnologies

In recent years, the remediation of residual and historical soil and groundwater contamination has become a priority for the oil and gas industry. Due to increasing public awareness and media attentions, the exploration and implementation of cost-effective and environmentally friendly approaches for remediation of contaminated sites has increased significantly as a mechanism to demonstrate social accountability and environmental sustainability. In order to remove contaminants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL), toxic solvents (sulfolane and chlorinated compounds), spilled oil, creosote, and etc., from groundwater and soil, this project will investigate novel methods, systems and apparatus which allow remediating impacted soil and groundwater media. The proposed remediation method utilizes novel nanomaterials and high energy irradiations that are cost effective and efficient.

Faculty Supervisor:

Simon Park


Jaewook Lee


TRIUM Environmental Inc.


Engineering - mechanical


Environmental industry


University of Calgary



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