The identification and subsequent treatment of contaminated land and groundwater is
currently being regulated by the Environment Agency. The closure of gasworks sites
during the late 1960s left areas of land contaminated with undesirable residues of the
manufactured gas process, which were left to cause further pollution by leaching into
surface and groundwater. The techniques available to remediate these contaminated
media are numerous, but most tend to suffer from at least one major disadvantage,
usually time or cost. [Continues.]
A doctoral thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.
EPSRC and British Gas Technology (CASE award studentship).