Soil sampling at “Zorrotzaurre” brownfield in Bilbao

Soil samples from three different locations were taken at the northern sub-area designated for field testing (North tip) on Zorrotzaurre brownfield area in Bilbao industrial area.

At the beginning of July 2021 Envit flew to Bilbao to do as soil sampling at the Zorrotzaurre brownfield area for EU Horizon 2020 POSIDON project - Phase II. A Soil samples from three different locations were taken at the northern sub-area (North tip) designated for pilot demonstration of ReMix prototype technology. Envit would like to thank to a POSIDON PCP Monitoring Board and a Head of the Environmental Area of Bilbao City Council ((Bilboko Udaletxea (Ayuntamiento de Bilbao - Bilboko Udaletxea)) Mr. MIkel González Vara for their guidelines and support during this procedures.

POSIDON is a project that has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N. 776838. POSIDON challenge is to address the lack of public demand driven innovation in the soil decontamination sector in Europe. This is needed to close the gap between supply and demand for innovative solutions. Pre-commercial procurement (PCP) has the potential to be an effective demand side innovation action par excellence. The common challenge faced by the POSIDON buyers’ group is identifying a soil (and eventually groundwater) remediation new, life-cycle, cost-effective technology, preferred as in-situ (and eventually on-site), to be capable of decontaminate heterogeneous anthropogenic soils in brownfield, composed by a mixture of industrial waste (like filling soils highly polluted by Petroleum Hydrocarbons) and soils consisting on clays and sands, highly polluted by Petroleum hydrocarbons (TPHs and PAHs), and heavy metals.


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