Project

Uptake of heavy metals into tree crops

Publisher

Supervisor

Location

Greater Copenhagen area

Is it safe to eat the apples?

A group of young alternative minded people have turned an old ceramics and roof tile factory in Western Zealand into a “culture factory”. Through 10 years of hard work from a large group of volunteers, the factory is now effectively a showcase for low impact building techniques and it houses concerts, theatre plays, festivals, people’s kitchens and much more.

Due to the former usage of the factory, the surrounding area is polluted with heavy metals, and it’s uncertain as to whether the fruits and berries grown there are safe to eat. This project sets out to provide an answer to that question through sampling and analyzing the soil, plants parts and fruits at strategic locations.

Based on the analysis we will do a risk assessment of the fruits growing near the factory, as well as a general recommendation for similar sites.

The content can be scaled to suit a fagprojekt (preferably 4 students), bachelor thesis or master thesis. The project can be almost pure field and lab work and it can be combined with modeling.

Requirements

Some lab experience is prefered. Some knowledge/experience with plants is prefered. Some experience with modeling is prefered.

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Contact

Company / Organization

DTU Miljø

Name

Stefan Trapp

Position

Professor, Master studieleder

Mail

sttr@env.dtu.dk

Supervisor info

Miljø

Supervisor

Stefan Trapp

ECTS credits

5 - 30

Type

BSc project, Course project, MSc thesis

BSc in Environmental Engineering

Supervisor

Stefan Trapp

ECTS credits

5 - 30

Type

BSc project, Course project, MSc thesis

MSc in Environmental Engineering

Supervisor

Stefan Trapp

ECTS credits

5 - 30

Type

BSc project, Course project, MSc thesis

Technical University of Denmark

For almost two centuries DTU, Technical University of Denmark, has been dedicated to fulfilling the vision of H.C. Ørsted – the father of electromagnetism – who founded the university in 1829 to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society.


Today, DTU is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe, continues to set new records in the number of publications, and persistently increases and develops our partnerships with industry, and assignments accomplished by DTU’s public sector consultancy.

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