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MCN IO Concluded in workshop PDF Print E-mail

Our last project period, 2008-2011 was summarized in a workshop, held at Tyréns office in Stockholm, on December 1st 2011. 40 invited participants from varying branches of the business joined challeging discussion to help focus future research on contaminated land management.
Workshop participants

ALS offer oxy-PAH analysis PDF Print E-mail

ALS laboratory recently launched a new analysis package including OXY-PAHes for soil and ground water. We are very pleased the collaborative efforts of our MCN project G has helped result in commerclal practice.


LTU and RGS/90 (MCN project C) starts collaboraton with Halden Municipality Norway PDF Print E-mail

Anders Lagerkvist and Jurate Kumpiene from LTU, and Jonny Bergman from RGS90 have visited Halden municipality in Norway to discuss possibilities for cooperation within the areas of soil remediation and waste management. As a  first assignment,   LTU will find solutions for safe landfilling of arsenic contaminated soil. The future cooperation might be expanded to finding solutions for management of other types of waste in Halden as well as development of landfill technologies. 

Meeting with Halden Municipality

Award Best Thesis Work 2010 PDF Print E-mail

The Master Thesis work by Erika Andersson at Umeå University, currently based at the County administration in Halland, received the award Best Thesis by the Swedish organisation Nätverket Renare mark. She studied the respiration of microrganisms as a method to access the effects of pollutants on the soil eco system. The work was part of MCN project I (Ecotox methods for environmental risk asessment).

Link to article (in Swedish)

MCN Status report April 2011 PDF Print E-mail

Popular summary of recent development in MCN

pdf MCN_IO_April2011_eng_.pdf

TV-spot with Two phase daphnia tox test/ Två -fas tox-test med daphnia PDF Print E-mail

Reportage om två- fas toxicitetstest med Daphnia som valideras för sediment inom ett av MCNs projekt.



Seminarium on treatment methods for tailings PDF Print E-mail

MCN project B and the organisation Nätverket Renare Mark arranged a seminar om treatment methods for mining waste. The seminar was held in Luleå Nov. 16-17th, and attracted 76 delegates from consultancies, authorities and research in Sweden, Finland, Norway, France and the UK.  PDF of presentations are available from the following web link. http://www.ltu.se/tkg/avd/Geovetenskap/d23218/d23221/d25434/seminarium?l=en

MCN contributions to Consoil 2010 PDF Print E-mail

MCN delegates at Consoil. From left Ulf Wiklund Tyréns, Magnus Bergknut and Staffan Lundstedt Umeå University, Maria Mäkitalo and Patrik von Heijne, Luleå University of Technology, Mats Tysklind and Thomas Liljedahl Umeå University. Delegate not in picture Jonny Bergman, RGS/90.

Participants from  MCN enjoyed a large number of  presentations and new and updated professional contacts.  Seven oral presentations MCN were contributing to the recent Consoil meting in Salzburg as listed as follows:

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Waste Science & Technology, LTU, 30 years! /Avfallsteknik, Ltu, 30 år! PDF Print E-mail

Division of Waste Science &Technology at Luleå University of Technology turns 30 this fall. It is celebrated the 16th of November with seminars and discussions under the theme “What kind of waste research is needed in the future?“

 Avfallsteknik vid Luleå tekniska universitet fyller 30 år i höst. Det firas med en heldag den 16 november med seminarier och diskussioner under temat "Vilken avfallsforskning behövs i framtiden?". Arrangemanget startar med lunch och avslutas med en gemensam middag med underhållning. Ett fullständigt program kommer senare att skickas ut till dem som anmäler sitt intresse.

The final program will be sent out later to those who communicate their interest to Désirée Nordmark This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information contact Professor Anders Lagerkvist This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



Funding for EU -China research collaboration awarded PDF Print E-mail

Project proposal GLOCOM submitted to the EU FP7 Marie Curie IRSES, received high scores in the evaluation and has been selected for final negotiations with the EU ERA. The project will most likely be awarded and can be expected to start in first quarter of 2011.
University Ca’ Foscari of Venice, Umeå University (MCN), Bejing Normal University and CRAES (China Research Academy of Environmental Science), submitted the proposal GLOCOM (Global Partners in Contaminated Land Management) to the EU FP7 Call People 2010- IRSES in March 2010. GLOCOM is plannned as a 4-year program for exchange of 36 researchers for a total of 188 months, with research to focus on fate of contaminants, risk assessment and management of contaminated sites. MCN director Professor Mats Tysklind is very pleased and excited by the news. - We view GLOCOM as a long-term strategic investment in research collaboration on the management of contaminated sites for China and Europe.

Professor Mats Tysklind. Director of MCN

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