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New project improves knowledge of contaminated fiberbanks

Published: 07 February 2019
Sediment on the ocean floor. Photo.

A new research project at the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment will increase knowledge of the effectiveness of capping as a remediation technique for fiberbanks.

In the manufacture of paper and pulp, large quantities of contaminated cellulose and wood fiber material were previously released directly into the sea and lakes. The material accumulated and formed so-called fiberbanks. These fiberbanks have been identified as potential sources for the spread of organic pollutants in the Baltic Sea.

Read more about the project: Environmental impact of gas ebullition in fiberbank sediments – flux measurements and X-ray tomography for improved remediation strategies.

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