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Spiez Laboratory

Under the supervision of the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland and the Spiez Laboratory, the basic effectiveness of an innovative environmental solution to treat heavy metal was examined.

ETH, ..., Soil Protection

In collaboration with Armasuisse and the Canton of Lucerne, ETH Soil Protection Group have been studying the fate of antimony in shooting range soil for many years. They carry out the research at a lysimeter facility in Horw, Lucerne.


Based on the previously achieved results, UMTEC simulated the behavior of this solution in nature with laboratory lysimeters.

This project had been supported with a subsidy by the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN).





UMTEC, Institute of Environmental and Process Engineering, is one of the Institutes of the HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil.

UMTEC develops technical solutions to environmental problems on behalf of industry and government. Focused are mineral waste, sewage and odors.