Development of Toolkit for the Remediation of Oil Contaminated Soils
National Grid Electricity System Operator
National Grid TO Innovation Team
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Gas Transmission Networks
Optimisation of the methods available to remediate residual oil
left in the ground following repair of a cable oil leak, and make
recommendations on how to achieve the best results in different situations.
The development of a predictive ‘tool-kit’ for the assessment of
appropriate remediation strategies for transformer and cable
oil contaminated soils.
The analytical toolkit will give accurate measure of toxicity and
bioavailability of oil in soils and any required nutrient or
microbiological augmentation for effective remediation and
reuse of soils. It should provide confidence in the appropriate
selection of remediation techniques or justify the use of landfill
facilities where remediation is not a viable option.
Project will be delivered through support for a 3 year EPSRC
PhD. Case Studentship to be hosted at Lancaster University.