Strategie oczyszczania wód powstających w procesie podziemnego zgazowania węgla i innych procesów, bazujące na sorbentach węglowych i bioremediacji

This project has received funding from the Research Fund for Coal and Steel under Grant Agreement No 101033964  


Coal- and bio-based water remediation strategies for underground coal gasification.

01.09.2022 - 31.08.2024

Project coordinator:
Agencia Estatol Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain

Project manager in GIG:
Department of Energy Saving and Air Protection
prof. dr hab. inż. Krzysztof Stańczyk
e-mail: kstanczyk@gig.eu
tel: +48 32 259 22 67

UCGWATER+ aims at remediating waters polluted with organic and inorganic contaminants as a result of the operation of underground coal gasification (UCG) plants. Three remediation strategies are contemplated: (1) (electro)coagulation, (2) the use of polymer- and carbon-based adsorbents derived from coal by-products and residues, thus contributing to revalorization of the latter as a positive side-effect of the action, and (3) bioremediation based on constructed wetlands. Combinations of these methods are explored for maximum decontamination efficiency, while also analyzing their technical and economic feasibility. The utility of the developed materials and decontamination strategies beyond UCG water remediation is addressed as well.


The project consortium is formed by the following partners:

  • Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Spain,
  • Główny Instytut Górnictwa (GIG), Poland,
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France,
  • Instytut Chemicznej Przeróbki Węgla (IChPW),Poland,
  • Instytut Ekologii Terenów Uprzemysłowionych (IETU), Poland,
  • Bilbaina de Alquitranes Sociedad Anonima (BASA), Spain,
  • Polska Grupa Górnicza S.A. (PGG), Poland.



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