Recently, RETEMA, a magazine focused on technical solutions for the environment, has published an article entitled “LIFE Nirvana: Developing an innovative solution for in situ aquifer denitrification”. This article talks about the context in which the project is involved, the technology developed and the expected results.
The LIFE Nirvana project addresses the environmental problem of groundwater contamination by nitrates. Groundwater constitutes the largest reservoir of liquid freshwater in the world, but the extensive use of fertilizers has resulted in nitrate pollution.
This article also highlights the innovative, effective and sustainable in situ technology developed. Specifically, zerovalent iron nanoparticles (nZVI) will be injected into the aquifer. In this way, the proposed technology will reduce the nitrate content and it will contribute to the recovery of good groundwater status as well as compliance of this parameter with drinking water limits.