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

Contaminants

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.

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A Global Leader in Thermal Remediation

Remediation of Coal Tar in a Manufactured Gas Plant Gasholder

An abandoned gasholder contained approximately 2,200 cy of soil and debris contaminated with coal tar. We utilized our high temperature TCH approach to perform a multi-level in situ heating approach.

Prior to the site being heated, coal tar DNAPL had resisted recovery. After dewatering, TCH was applied in a step-wise fashion, without excavation.

To our knowledge, this is the first site where a multi-level in situ heating approach was ever applied. We utilized three levels of heating (Levels 1, 2, and 3) sequentially, achieving low (80°C), moderate (100°C), and higher (325°C) soil temperatures, respectively.

  • COCs: Coal tar, naphthalene, benzene, and TPH
  • 139,877 lbs. of mass removed

Remediation at the Terminal One Tank Farm in San Francisco Bay

This project was in the beautiful San Francisco Bay adjacent to a marina. The City of Richmond’s 14-acre site, known as the former Terminal One, was operated as a shipping and bulk storage terminal.

A small portion (~1,400 ft2) of the target treatment zone (TTZ) was underneath a 90,000 ft2 warehouse built on concrete pilings. The warehouse was not demolished until after the remediation part was complete, so TerraTherm installed wells inside the warehouse to treat the soil below the building.

  • COCs: PCE, TCE, cis-1,2 DCE, and vinyl chloride
  • Geology: Bay mud and tight clay
  • 138 heater wells were laid out on a 12-feet spacing hexagonal grid. Granular activated carbon and potassium permanganate for off-gas treatment was used to treat the vapor stream.

Thermal Treatment of CVOCs in Overburden Bedrock

Thermal Conduction Heating (TCH) was selected to treat CVOCs from ground surface down into the top of two feet of weathered bedrock. The target treatment zone (TTZ) was located right next to a storm sewer which resulted in a gentle heating strategy around the sewer line.

  • Site specific contaminant of concerns (COCs) were identified as primarily tetrachloroethylene (PCE), trichloroethylene (TCE)
  • The primary objective of in situ thermal remediation (ISTR) was to treat Site COCs in the treatment zone to a concentration equal to or less than 10% of the New Jersey Residential Direct Contact Soil Remediation Standards (RDCSRS).

SEE/TCH Remediation at a Former Manufacturing Site

The site consisted of two adjoining parking lots at different elevations, separated by a 8-foot retainage wall. The source zone was located below portions of both lots. In order to heat the lower portion and reduce the amount of groundwater entering the heated zone, TCH was combined with Steam Enhanced Extraction (SEE).

A total of 51 heater wells were used to heat the interval from 10-80 ft bgs, while 8 steam injection wells supplied heat below the TTZ from 80 to approximately 100 ft bgs. A total of 3,620,000 lbs of steam was injected. Several existing well locations were reused as temperature or pressure monitoring points to reduce drilling costs.

  • Volume: 15,392 cy
  • Contaminants of concern: CVOCs (primarily TCE and PCE)
  • Over 22,000 lbs of contaminated mass was removed

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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
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