EU training Network for Resource Recovery through Enhanced Landfill Mining

01 September 2016 → 31 August 2020
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Soil sciences, challenges and pollution not elsewhere classified
geophysical landfill exploration enhanced landfill mining geophysical modelling
Other information
Project description

In this research project a combination of latest-generation geophysical sensors (e.g. multi-receiver electromagnetic induction and stepped-frecuency ground-penetrating radar) is applied to landfills with different sizes, architectures and contained wastes. These multi-sensor geophysical data are used to model the landfill as an anthropogenic deposit, revealing the properties that are relevant for further processing and valorisation in view of enhanced landfill mining.

Role of Ghent University
In the NEW-MINE project UGent represents the first step in the ELFM value-chain: innovative exploration of landfills using geophysical survey techniques. UGent supervises the PhD focusing on this topic and provides each of the ESRs with a general introduction into geophysical methods through network-wide training.
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