Bio_B to Bio_C (BAFF)

Project “Bio_B to Bio_C: Biobased materials in biocover layers to promote circular economy approach and mitigate environmental impacts of waste” aims to promote a circular economy approach and mitigate the environmental impacts of waste by assessing the use of bio-based materials (e.g., biomass ash, biochar, hydrochar, specific organic-rich sediments such as sapropel, etc.) in biocover layer models applied for the revitalization of degraded sites with the following objectives:

1) to establish the potential functionality of biobased materials for emission and pollutant capture by mathematical modeling of multiphase flow and transport in porous media using various biocover layer models;

2) to compare and estimate the most effective biocover layer models applicable for revitalizing degraded sites as indicated by environmental and economic measures;

3) to provide advanced-level scientific background for revitalization of degraded sites (such as landfills, dumps, brownfields, etc.) recovered by remediation projects and returned in the interests of society and economy in the Baltic states using the obtained modeling output to guide further studies leading to long-term environmental and circular economy goals.

The project is implemented at the School of Engineering, Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, from August 1, 2023, to January 31, 2024.

Thanks to the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF).