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Kvarntorp waste deposit

About this project

Project information

Project status

In progress

Contact

Mattias Bäckström

Research subject

Research environments

The Kvarntorp waste deposit consists of different shale by products and was deposited during the 1940, 1950 and the 1960s. Due to the chemical content the temperature inside the deposit is still very high (>700 gr C). The aim of the project is to increase the understanding about what chemical reactions that occur in the waste deposit and how the leaching of metals will be affected by the future decreasing temperatures.

Trying to put out Kvarntorpshögen during the seventies. Photo: Kumla kommun

Trying to put out Kvarntorpshögen during the seventies. Photo: Kumla kommun

Research teams

Research funding bodies

  • The Swedish Foundation Norrtorp Kumla Miljöstiftelse
  • Kumla council
  • Örebro University

Collaborators