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SEDIMENT ELECTROKINETIC REMEDIATION TECHNOLOGY FOR HEAVY METAL POLLUTION REMOVAL
European Commission LIFE + SEKRET Program Website, 2018

As a consequence of heavy industrial activity and maritime transport, the Port of Livorno is listed in Italy as a Polluted Site of National Relevance. Environmental site assessment showed that a thick layer (up to 3 m) of the port seabed is affected by heavy metals, a total volume of sediments of ~218,000 m3. Contaminants include Cd, Hg, Pb, Cu, Zn, As, and PAHs. The SEKRET (Sediment ElectroKinetic REmediation Technology) demonstration project at the Port of Livorno was conducted from January 2014 to October 2017 to treat 150 m3 of dredged sediment in a specially equipped confined disposal facility using electrokinetic remediation. The confined disposal facility was designed to allow its conversion into either a port commercial facility or into a recreational area if its reuse was not an option. The project website documents the papers, presentations, and demonstration results prepared to date at http://lifesekret.com/. See also a listing of other environmental projects on the EU Life Program website at http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/.



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