Modified cost-effectiveness analysis for remediation of contaminated sites

Goal of this project was to develop a tool which can be used for the assessment of remediation measures for contaminated sites. This assessment should result in a method to get an objective ranking of different process alternatives for remediation concerning ecological as well as economic conditions on a specific contaminated site.

Goal of this project was to develop a tool which can be used for the assessment of remediation measures for contaminated sites. This assessment should result in a method to get an objective ranking of different process alternatives for remediation concerning ecological as well as economic conditions on a specific contaminated site.

Methodology

The method used for environmental-economic assessment of remediation measures at contaminated sites is based on the modified cost-effectiveness analysis. This method features easy handling, good transparency in general as regards process and algorithm as well as a methodically suitable integration of the cost factor into the assessment.

What has been achieved?

Result of this project is on the one hand a target hierarchy of aims which should be best fulfilled by the measures analysed. On the other hand a Software tool, based on Microsoft Excel, has been developed. Planners who give in measures for remediation of a contaminated site to get promotions from the ministry can now calculate the cost-effectiveness for each measure in the same way.

What was the concrete benefit?

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management has now got a scientific method and a software tool for objective assessment of many measures for remediation of specific contaminated sites. So the money for promotions of these measures can be allocated in a way which is the best for national economy.

 Feedback

 

 “The spirit of cooperation was really amazing.”
Moritz Ortmann, Kommunalkredit Public Finance and Consulting

 

“Applying  the new method will significantly improve the quality and comparability of studies on remediation alternatives.”
Gernot Döberl, Environment Agency Austria

Country:
Austria
Sector:
Federal Ministry

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