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Support Tool for Identifying In Situ Remediation Technology for Sites Contaminated by Hexavalent Chromium

Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milan, Italy
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Water 2018, 10(10), 1344; https://doi.org/10.3390/w10101344
Received: 12 August 2018 / Revised: 18 September 2018 / Accepted: 25 September 2018 / Published: 28 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Groundwater Contamination and Remediation)
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Abstract

Sites contaminated by hexavalent chromium raise concerns relating to the toxicity of the pollutant, as well as for the increased solubility of its compounds, which helps it to seep into aquifers. Chemical and biological in situ treatment technologies, with good potential in terms of environmental sustainability, have recently been designed and implemented on a wide scale. A useful support tool is shown in the manuscript in the preliminary phase of assessing possible technologies applicable according to the site-specific characteristics of sites. The actual efficacy of the technologies identified should nevertheless be verified in laboratory trials and pilot tests. View Full-Text
Keywords: hexavalent chromium; decision support tool; remediation technologies hexavalent chromium; decision support tool; remediation technologies
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Beretta, G.; Mastorgio, A.F.; Pedrali, L.; Saponaro, S.; Sezenna, E. Support Tool for Identifying In Situ Remediation Technology for Sites Contaminated by Hexavalent Chromium. Water 2018, 10, 1344.

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