The BIOPROCESS RESEARCH GROUP (Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Vigo) invites to the 6th Symposium on Electrokinetic Remediation (EREM 2007) that will be held in Vigo (Spain) from the 12th to the 15th of June, 2007.

All interested in the subject are cordially welcome at the meeting. The symposium offers a forum in order to present and discuss new research results concerning electrokinetic topics.

The EREM conference has been hold since 1997 every 2 years in Europe in different Universities and Research Centres: Ecole des Mines d'Albi, (Albi, France, 1997); Technical University of Denmark (Lyngby, Denmark, 1999); Karlsruhe University (Karlsruhe, Germany (2001); Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (Mol, Belgium, 2003) and University of Ferrara (Ferrara, Italy, 2005).

Electrokinetic remediation is an environmental technique that uses electric fields to extract heavy metals, inorganic species and organic compounds, from soils, slurries and solid industrial wastes. Electrokinetic remediation is an “in situ” method for restoration of polluted soils and can be used in the management and valorisation of industrial wastes.

The EREM 2007 conference focuses in the new advances in the application of electrokinetic remediation in the treatment of polluted soils and slurries and any other solid matrix polluted with inorganic or organic compounds. There is also a great interest in the combination of electrokinetics with other remediating techniques such as bioremediation, electrochemical oxidation… Papers about those topics concerning electrokinetics are welcome.


EREM 2007 Secretariat
University of Vigo
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
Building Isaac Newton
36310 Vigo. Spain

phone: +34 986 812318
fax: +34 986 812380

of Vigo

Department of
Chemical Engineering

Bioprocess Research Group