Your Trusted Partner in
Thermal Remediation

TerraTherm partners with leading engineering firms, government agencies, corporations, and property owners in flexible, cooperative relationships to achieve cleanup goals.

Our experienced project teams and patented technologies are based on over 20 years of successful experience and R&D in the thermal remediation of soil, rock, and groundwater.

Your Trusted Partner in Thermal Remediation

TerraTherm partners with leading engineering firms, government agencies, corporations, and property owners in flexible, cooperative relationships to achieve cleanup goals.

Our experienced project teams and patented technologies are based on over 20 years of successful experience and R&D in the thermal remediation of soil, rock, and groundwater.

TerraTherm treats a wide range of organic chemicals and some metals

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Offering dynamic thermal remediation technologies

Providing more technologies than any other thermal remediation company allows us to customize the most advantageous and affordable environmental solutions to fit any site’s soil type, permeability, contaminants, and location.

Recent News from TerraTherm

Treatment of PFAS

02.2.21 |
Treatment of PFAS

Recent studies performed by our partner Krüger has shown that our patented TCH technology can be an effective treatment for poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The…

Remediation of Former MGP Site

01.20.21 |
Remediation of Former MGP Site

 TerraTherm recently completed phase 1 of thermal remediation at the former MGP site in Alton, IL. TerraTherm’s thermal conduction heating (TCH) technology was selected because of…

Terratherm Welcomes Sophia Laroche

09.1.20 |
Terratherm Welcomes Sophia Laroche

TerraTherm welcomes Sophia LaRoche as a new data manager. Sophia will be part of our Technology Team and will be responsible for engineering and data management…

A Global Leader in Thermal Remediation

TCH Combined with SEE at Arnold Air Force Base

A combined in situ thermal remediation approach utilizing thermal conduction heating (TCH) and steam enhanced extraction (SEE) was implemented at a former vapor degreasing facility and leach pit. System modifications had to be implemented on-the-fly, as it was discovered that an unknown water source was adding water to the shallow portion of the target treatment zone (TTZ).

  • An estimated 31,000 gallons of chlorinated solvents (primarily PCE) were disposed of Solid Waste Water Management Unit 10, posing a regional risk to groundwater
  • Shallow aquifer heating was accomplished with TCH heaters installed to depths of 50 to 65 ft bgs
  •  The primary goals of the remedial action were to remove DNAPL from the source zone, and to reduce solvent-based contaminant mass flux from the source area to the downgradient intermediate aquifer.

High Temperature Treatment at Former Drum Disposal Site

A target temperature of 150°C was used to treat this former waste disposal area with contamination resulting from drum releases and other buried wastes. The target treatment zone had been previously excavated but soils in this area were believed to be acting as a continuing source to groundwater.

  • DNAPL and LNAPL present
  • Chlorobenzenes, Naphthalenes, CVOCs and other VOCs
  • Treatment above and below the water table
  • Horizontal vapor extraction wells were installed in a specially constructed gravel vapor plenum to ensure effective and efficient vapor capture
  • Vapor treatment utilized a regenerative thermal oxidizer with acid gas scrubbing

Simultaneous Treatment of Eight Source Zones

TCH was used to treat CVOC contamination present in 8 separate source zones at a former Defense Logistics Agency site.

  • A centrally located off-gas treatment system for all 8 source zones saved significant costs over separate systems or sequential treatment of each area.
  • Drilling and heater installation rates of 400 to 600 ft per day were obtained by optimizing drilling procedures, careful systematic installation, and managing heater and well materials.
  • The CVOCs were successfully removed from a low permeability silt/clay on time and within budget.
  • Turn-key unit treatment cost, including all utilities was $79 per cy.
  • Recipient of 2009 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award.

ERH Combined with Low Temperature Bioremediation

ERH was used to treat a CVOC source zone.  After completion, heat was harvested from the source zone and used to heat and increase biodegradation rates in the downgradient groundwater plume.

  • The CVOC source zone extended above and below the water table.
  • Following treatment and cessation of heating, a re-circulation cell was created by extracting groundwater from the plume and injecting it into the heated source zone.
  • The re-circulation cell enhanced the transfer of heat from the treated source to the downgradient plume.
  • The addition of heat and other amendments enhanced the rate of biodegradation of the CVOCs in the plume.
  • This combined remedy optimized project costs and resulted in the rapid cleanup and closure of the site.

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Sites cleaned using our thermal technologies
Projects completed utilizing high temperature thermal suitable for PFAS, PCB, Dioxins, and PAHs
Pounds of contaminated mass removed from the environment
OSHA recordables for the past five years
Experience Modification Rate