Category Archives: History

5 Compelling Reasons Why Thermal Remediation’s Global Footprint is Rapidly Expanding

After attending the AquaConSoil conference in Barcelona, Spain last week, I’m struck by the impact that thermal remediation is having around the globe.  Until a few decades ago, In-Situ Thermal Remediation (ISTR) was only confined to R&D projects by a few major oil companies, notably Shell.  Today, ISTR has become mainstream remediation technology in the USA and is routinely considered for grossly contaminated properties. Global awareness and implementation are also accelerating, with applications documented on four continents. At AquaConSoil, an entire session was dedicated to thermal remediation.  TerraTherm also participated in two thermal remediation workshops organized by Krüger and TAUW, … Continue reading

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Where Did In Situ Thermal Remediation (ISTR) Methods Come From?

Looking at a built-up thermal site with heaters, wells, manifold piping, process gear, and the advanced monitoring systems which can be accessed from anywhere in the world, it can be tempting to wonder how this all came about…  Hundreds of engineering details, program logic controlling automatic operation of valves, heating systems, and treatment equipment.  Yet, the systems run overnight and on weekends, with nobody there to baby-sit them.   Most of the features of a modern In Situ Thermal Remediation (ISTR) site have evolved over a period of less than 25 years.  I will try to explain the evolution here. Chemicals … Continue reading

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TerraTherm’s Major Milestones

For this blog post, I thought it would be interesting to provide a brief visual representation of some of TerraTherm’s major milestones have been over the years. Note that in the video below, the events/milestones are in chronological order, and not ranked by value of importance. Thank you for your interest, and be sure to subscribe to the new TerraTherm blog for new content. -Ralph Baker

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