27 Jun 2016 MYCOTECNOSOL
MYCOTECNOSOL: FORMULATION AND DEVELOPMENT DESIGN OF TECHNOSOLS FOR THE BIO-REMEDIATION OF SOILS CONTAMINATED BY HYDROCARBONS AND HEAVY METALS THROUGH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DIFFERENT SPECIES OF FUNGI
The activities of storage, transfer or distribution of hydrocarbons usually generate discharges into the environment. The problem is not limited to large pipelines and storage areas, but also to the further distribution of refined products. Often, oil pollution is accompanied by other pollutants such as heavy metals, as used in roads, mining projects, industrial facilities, etc.
The proximity of these areas to population centres and the high toxicity and persistence of these pollutants requires the development of strategies to remediate soil contaminated by these compounds. The MYCOTECNOSOL project proposes the use of living organisms to degrade these compounds naturally through bio-remediation.
The goal of the MYCOTECNOSOL project is to create new Technosols that are able to enzymatically degrade and retain hydrocarbons by utilizing different species of fungi and retain heavy metals, reducing their mobility and bio-availability. EDAFOTEC is collaborating in this project with different companies from the sector of environmental restoration, recovery of residues, and the production of substrates, plants and mushrooms in Galicia (Spain).
Aid granted: 64,351.68 Euros
Field trial using MYCO-TECHNOSOLS
Detail of a MYCO-TECHNOSOL: