New emplacement method for limestone aquifers



The project will develop a new emplacement method to measure contaminant composition etc. in deeper, harder strata, typically limestone.


When investigating soil and groundwater contamination it is crucial to obtain dense datasets in order to characterize the contamination sufficiently to be able to assess the risks posed and take the right action to safeguard the groundwater.

Several different disciplines are working together on the project to find a new drilling technique / emplacement method

Various effective probing tools can be emplaced in the upper unconsolidated strata (typically clay) to measure the contaminant composition etc. using direct-push technology. However, this emplacement method cannot be used in harder strata, typically limestone, and a new method is needed.

WH​O? ​​​

The project is a public-private innovation partnership. The project has been set up by the Capital Region of Denmark, ten private companies and consultants, including two from the USA, and GEUS as well as the Technical University of Denmark.
Kick-off workshop for all project participants, to reach a common understanding of the project


  • The project will create the first prototypes for an innovative emplacement method in limestone.

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