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LCA of peat, alternative substrates and growing media
Due to its soil improving properties peat is regarded as an ideal component of growing media. However, peat cutting has a high environmental impact. In Switzerland, the extraction of peat is prohibited since 1987, but 130’000 tons of peat are imported every year. To reduce peat consumption, alternative substrates ...
Heavy Metals in Biowaste in Switzerland
Comparison of the suitability of soil and sand filters for the treatment of run-off water of heavily used roads.
Natural road runoff treatment facilities work with different substrates. These can be sand or soil filters. This project investigates the flow, filtration and retention behaviour for contaminants of these two substrates.