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Comprehensive sustainable anti-pollution treatment for the creation of green railway corridors

PROJECTS
Funding
Spain
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Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€857 111
EU Contribution
€0
Project Acronym
RECOVER
STRIA Roadmaps
Infrastructure (INF)
Transport mode
Rail icon
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Objectives

The project sought to create green railway corridors by means of systems for removing contaminants associated with the operation of the infrastructure, especially in relation to ballast, to improve the environment of the track itself and its surrounding area. To do this, the project designed several systems to capture and remove heavy metals and hydrocarbon pollutants through different technologies:
Sol-gel ballast coating composed of silicon oxide and complexing functional groups capable of absorbing heavy metals, and photocatalytic titanium oxide capable of degrading hydrocarbons.
Ballast modification by fixing ionically printed polymers based on polyurethanes.
Soil microbial population phytoremediation and bioaugmented processes.
 

Funding

Parent Programmes
Specific funding programme
Proyectos de I+D+I «Retos Colaboración»
Funding Source
Spanish State Research Agency (AEI)

Results

The project aimed to achieve: A system design to capture and eliminate heavy metals and hydrocarbons in the ballast and soil adjacent to railway tracks and generate pollution-free zones associated with the circulation of trains.      
 

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Comsa Sau
Address
Calle Viriato 47, 8014 Barcelona, Spain
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Fundación CETIM
Address
CETIM TECHNOLOGICAL CENTRE. Parque Empresarial de Alvedro calle H-20, 15180 Culleredo A Coruña, Spain
Organisation
CENTRO TECNOLÓGICO LEITAT
Address
c/de la Innovació, 2, 08225 Barcelona, Spain
Organisation website

Technologies

Technology Theme
Infrastructure management
Technology
Railway technological infrastructure

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