FIBREM – characterization and remediation of fiberbank sediments

Last changed: 30 April 2020
Fibers, photo.

So-called ‘fiberbank’ sediments are accumulations of sediments that consists of waste, mainly cellulose, released by the pulp and paper industry. The fiberbanks are often highly contaminated. The aim of FIBREM is to develop methods for characterization of fiberbanks and to test the effectiveness of various in-situ remediation technologies.

Researchers from several universities and authorities participate in FIBREM. Anna-Karin Dahlberg, researcher at the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, will study the effectiveness of capping the fiberbanks to prevent the spread of organic pollutants.

FIBREM is led by Professor Ian Snowball from the Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University. On their website you can read more about FIBREM.

Participants from SLU

More research about fiberbank sediments at the department

Several research projects at the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment are focused on contaminated fiberbanks. Read more:


FIBREM is an abbreviation of Remediation of Sweden’s Fiberbank Sediment – Planning Ahead.

The project is financed by VINNOVA.