Lithosphere

Soil is a thin layer of material on the Earth's surface in which plants have their roots.

Innovation: New Soil Improvement Products For Reducing The Pollution Of Soils And Waters And Revitalizing the Soil System (BIOREWIT)

Last update: 04.09.2013
Demo
The main goal of the BIOREWIT project is to develop innovative technologies of new soil improvers for horticulture outdoors production and soil-less substrates for greenhouse cultivation, applied in comprehensive agricultural research. AGRICULTURE VERIFICATION OF BIODEGRADABLE SUBSTRATES AND SOIL ECO-ACTIVATORS - Greenhouse experiments New soil-less substrates were used for long term [...]

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Innovation: Microorganism and enzyme Immobilization: NOvel Techniques and Approaches for Upgraded Remediation of Underground-, wastewater and Soil

Last update: 29.08.2013
Demo
The MINOTAURUS project will deliver an innovative set of novel environmental biotechnologies, which are all based on the concept of IMMOBILIZATION OF BIOCATALYSTS, in order to eliminate emerging as well as classic organic pollutants. The proposed technologies apply to both engineered (ex-situ) and natural (in situ) systems for the bioremediation [...]

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Innovation: Sustainable farm Management Aimed at Reducing Threats to SOILs under climate change

Last update: 27.08.2013
Pre-Demo
SmartSOIL focuses on arable and mixed farming systems in Europe and will develop an innovative approach using the soil C flow and stocks concept to assess the impact of C management on crop productivity, soil organic C (SOC) stocks and other ecosystem services. SmartSOIL will develop a decision support tool [...]

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Innovation: Using Isco With Perozone For The Remediation Of A Cocktail Of Organic Contaminants At An Ex-Rated Industrial Site In Operation

Last update: 14.08.2013
Demo
A remedial action plan (RAP) with the final remediation concept has been drawn up and submitted to the authorities in June 2011. The RAP has been approved by the authorities in October 2011. An extensive health and safety plan has been written prior to the start of the remediation works. [...]

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Innovation: Erection Of A Demonstrative De-Oiling Plant For Recycling Oily Steelmaking Sludge And Mill Scales

Last update: 09.08.2013
Pre-Demo
At this stage of the project, only pilot tests have been done. PLD efficiency has been proven in lab scale and research of industrial hosting site resp. involvement of an additional partner for implantation and operation of the first pilot plant is on-going. Expected results: The PLD process will achieve [...]

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Innovation: Plant-Pollinator Integrated Conservation Approach: A Demonstrative Proposal

Last update: 07.08.2013
Demo
Through periodic monitoring of plant fitness and pollinator diversity we can assess the success of concrete actions and evaluate the possible need of redirections. - DITTANY: After two years of project implementation it is possible to appreciate a positive effect of habitat management: the selective cut of trees and shrubs [...]

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Innovation: Revitalisation Of The Climate In Dried-Out Communities In Eastern Slovakia Via Hydro-Climate Recovery

Last update: 31.07.2013
Pre-Demo
Expected results 1. A detailed and concise inventory of the geographic features, health and state of the local landscape and a methodology for monitoring the project. The inventory will include accurate maps of project sites where the various water retention measures will be implemented. A total of 10 methodologies will [...]

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Innovation: Environmental Recovery Of Degraded Soils And Desertified By A New Treatment Technology For Land Reconstruction

Last update: 27.07.2013
Pre-Demo
Expected results include: - A 20% increase in stable organic matter in soils and a 10% increase in humic and fulvic acids, excluding those added; - Conversion of the soil structure from massive, laminated, multi-faceted angular and glomerular porous, thus reducing soil compaction of soils; - Increased water retention and [...]

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Innovation: REFERTIL: Improvement of comprehensive bio-waste transformation and nutrient recovery treatment processes for production of combined natural products

Last update: 26.07.2013
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The expected results of the 4 years REFERTIL project is the development an EU27 standardized advanced and comprehensive bio-waste treatment and nutrient recovery process with zero emission performance, resulting a virtuous nutrient cycle, and economical, EU28 standardized compost and bio-char combined natural fertilizers and soil amendment agricultural products. Although the [...]

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