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SF Box - A tool for evaluating effects on ecological soil functions in remediation projects

Yevheniya Volchko (Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik, Geologi och geoteknik ; FRIST kompetenscentrum )
Göteborg : Chalmers University of Technology, 2013.

The proposed EU Soil Framework Directive from 2006 has recognized soil functions as critical for ecosystem survival and human well-being. To meet emerging regulatory requirements on soil protection, this report presents an Excel-based tool, SF Box, for evaluating the effects on soil functions in remediation projects. The evaluation of ecological soil function is based on scoring of a set of soil quality indicators and computing a soil quality class for each remediation alternative. In order to evaluate the effects of remediation alternatives on soil functions, a soil quality class for each alternative is compared against the soil quality class in the reference alternative. By doing so, the SF Box tool provides a summary of the effects caused by remediation alternatives on soil functions, where the effects are scored between -2 representing “very negative effect” and +2 representing “very positive effect”. A score of 0 represents “no effect”. For demonstrating the basic possibilities of SF Box, the report includes examples on soil function evaluation in remediation projects.

Nyckelord: Soil function, Brownfield (Contaminated sites), Soil quality indicator, Remediation, Sustainability

Denna post skapades 2013-09-13. Senast ändrad 2014-01-15.
CPL Pubid: 183250