Author Archives: Nikole Stone

About Nikole Stone

Nikole Stone graduated from WPI in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, and was hired by TerraTherm in January of 2014 as a Chemical Engineer.

How TerraTherm’s ThinkThermal Website and Data Plotter Connect Clients with Real Time Data

Thermal projects are quick – we often heat and treat a site in less than 6 months.  It is crucial to be on top of all the data and know when it is time to stop, or when to collect confirmatory samples to document performance.  Every day and week counts, so the project team must have immediate access to the data from the field. As an engineer and data manager for TerraTherm, I have found that two of the most useful tools that I have to help keep our project teams and clients up to date are the website … Continue reading

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The Process of Hot Soil Sampling and Why it’s Worth the Effort

Do you like to get your hands dirty? For TerraTherm, hot soil sampling is often the defining parameter for the timeline and completion of an In Situ Thermal Remediation project, and for myself, was a great learning experience and an opportunity for me to try something new and exciting. Cleanup of contaminant source zones is what TerraTherm is known for. And those source zones that keep us in business are analyzed through soil sampling. For most project sites, the soil is sampled at various locations before the project begins, sometimes a few times during operations, and one final confirmation round … Continue reading

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Starting a Career at TerraTherm

Starting a new job can be very intimidating, particularly if it is your first job out of college. If you are anything like me, there is the constant worry about whether or not your colleagues enjoy working with you, if you are meeting the expectations of your boss and the company, and if you are truly satisfied with the path you have chosen. I became a member of the TerraTherm team at the end of January as a Chemical Engineer. As a recent graduate seeking my first professional position, I was beginning to become discouraged when the 6-month mark following … Continue reading

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