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- Functionalization of nanotubes
- Organiic synthesis
- Polyelectrolytes
- TEM imaging

Environmental chemistry:

- Analysis of pollutants
- Purification methods
- Soil and water samples


Research Areas

- Toxicology
- Energy Sciences
- Pollution dynamics
- Water pollution circulation
- Life cycle of pollutants
- Heavy Metals
- Molecular interactions
- Environmental remediation
- Waste management
- Exotic Materials



Fjordforsk A.S. Midtun, 6894 Vangsnes, Norway. 911659654 |

Methods for environmental remediation of oil-spills in the Arctic Ocean.

Partial funding by:

Collaborating Institute:

Veneto Nanotech, S.C.p.A., Via San Crispino 106 - 35129 Padova, Italy.


Project duration: 2013 - 2015

Project description:

The Arctic Ocean is a vast ecosystem with poor accessibility, difficult weather patterns and a great multitude of marine, terrestrial and avian life. With the emerging climate changes, oil-drilling activities such as surveys and test-runs have been increasingly introduced in this vast ocean. Given its difficult conditions, the Arctic Ocean is therefore an especially vulnerable system, and encompasses a challenging environment for such interventions. In order to prevent eco-disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 and the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska in 1989 a set of new technologies have to be developed in order to reduce risk and increase environmental safety for this ocean. This project gathers and establishes a set chemical, biological and nanotechnological methods for the remediation of spills in these unique environments. The data gathered in this project are of great value to contain and minimize damage to the environment as a whole, with particular focus on the Arctic Ocean and its neighbouring shorelines in Greenland, the Spitzbergen and the Northern Sea of Barent.

Keywords: Arctic Ocean, oil spills, methods, remediation, technologies

Project participants: Manzetti S., Vezzu S., Enrichi F.



Manzetti S. (2014). Remediation technologies for oil-drilling activities in the Arctic: Oil spill containment and remediation in open water. Environmental Technology Reviews, 3, 49-60








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Ongoing programs



Industrial Doctorate program in Environmental Chemistry at Uppsala University.

Dr. Phil. program in Mathematics at University of Oslo.

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