The main goal of this new Link programme is to help provide UK industry with the multidiscipliary capability necessary to enable the commercial application of bioscience for the clean-up of contaminated land, air and water. It will support pre-competitive research projects between industry and universities and other members of the research base.
The following focus areas have been identified for the programme: understanding and exploiting natural attenuation; engineered in situ bioremediation; scale-up to field conditions; positioning bioremediation within a risk assessment; framework monitoring of, and constraints on in situ microbial processes; integrating bioremediation with other technologies; human health impacts and socio-economic considerations.
Full details: www.dti.gov.uk/ost/link/bioremediation.htm
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