LVM Biocells

LVM Biocells

Innovative remediation technology

LVM-BIOcells stands for: “Using hydrogeobiocells (HGBcells) for the in-situ biological treatment of CAH (Chlorinated Aliphatic Hydrocarbon) contaminated groundwater in areas with low hydraulic gradients.”

Layman’s report

This project wants to demonstrate the applicability of an innovative, cost-efficient and energy-efficient remediation technique for groundwater contaminated with CAHs for a site characterized by low natural groundwater flow velocities. The project takes place at the VYNOVA site in Tessenderlo, Belgium, the former site of the Limburgse Vinyl Maatschappij (LVM).

LVM BIOcells is realized with the contribution of the European Community through the LIFE+ program

(agreement number LIFE08 ENV/B/000046). The project has started in January 2010 with an initial duration of 5 years. The project has been prolonged with 3 years (until December 2017).