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Förorenade byggnader: Utvärdering av genomförda saneringar
Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Nowadays there are several contaminated buildings that receive a new field of application. These buildings used to have industrial activities which contaminated the buildings with both organic and inorganic pollutants that can cause serious health problems. Now these buildings get new functions like office work, school buildings or daycare centers. But before these buildings can be used as for instance schools some kind of remediation has to be carried out to remove the contamination. The aim with this report was to make an inventory of available methods for remediation of contaminated buildings and to evaluate the result of some performed remediations. The buildings that were investigated in this report were contaminated with organic pollutants. This report includes a summary of the legislation that concerns contaminated buildings, health problems that solvents and oils can cause and information of available methods for remediation of polluted buildings. A survey was made and property holders of remediated contaminated buildings answered it. According to the survey it emerged that air-regulated floors and new floor constructions were the most commonly used methods for remediation. The choice of method was often a balance between time and economy. After the remediation it’s important to do inspections to make sure that the remediation had removed the contamination. Inspection can be made by measuring the indoor air. Another way to inspect a remediation is to send out surveys to those people who stay in the building. The most important aspect during the remediation is to guarantee peoples health. Results from the survey showed that air-regulated floors are a good remediation method and often used with good results. To make the remediation work easier generic guideline values for different building materials should be developed to be used in the analysis of the degree of the remediation.

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2008.
Keywords
remediation, contaminated buildings, air-regulated floors, encapsulation, solvents, oils, legislation, Kopparlunden, Munktellområdet, Fröslundaskolan, Kunskapsskolan, Mimerkvarteret
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-1141OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-1140DiVA, id: diva2:37428
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Available from: 2008-10-14 Created: 2008-10-03 Last updated: 2008-10-14Bibliographically approved

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