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

Thermal 101 Webinar

05.3.21 |
Thermal 101 Webinar

If you’ve never used thermal on a project site and are wondering what makes it such a powerful remediation technology, this is a webinar you don’t…

TERRATHERM WELCOMES SCOTT FROST

04.26.21 |
TERRATHERM WELCOMES SCOTT FROST

We are excited to welcome Engineering Director Scott Frost to the team. Scott is a licensed electrical PE, PMP, and Certified Automation Professional. Scott will be…

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…

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SEE/TCH Remediation at an Active Manufacturing Facility

TCH was implemented for the treatment of contaminated soils and groundwater within a building located in Florida. TCH combined with SEE was implemented as a supplemental action to the primary site remedy – groundwater pump and treatment. The TCH heaters delivered energy to the upper sand unit and to the interbedded unit, by thermal conduction. Steam injection delivered energy to the permeable layers of the interbedded unit, and created a hot steam floor in the lower sand unit under selected areas of the interbedded unit.

  • 90% of target treatment zone located under a building
  • The primary COCs included trichloroethene (TCE), 1,1-dichloroethene (1,1-DCE), vinyl chloride (VC), and 1,4-dioxane (although not specifically targeted for the vapor stream)
  • The total mass removed was approximately 4,000 lbs in the vapor phase and another 800 lbs in the liquid phase

ERH Treatment of Norman Dry Cleaning Facility in an Urban Setting

Historic leaks from a demolished drycleaner resulted in the release of solvents to site soil and groundwater. Additionally, hydrocarbons associated with gasoline were present in parts of the source area from a former service station. The resulting downgradient solvent plume extended off-site and beneath a city sidewalk and a major thoroughfare. Half of the targeted treatment zone was installed and operated in a busy street with lots of utility lines running through the treatment zone.

  • Contaminants: PCE, TCE, cis 1,2-DCE, and TPH-g
  • Goal: Reduce max PCE concentration to 35 µg/L
  • Public access to sidewalks and city streets were remained open
  • Successful project with no damage to city utilities or AT&T fiber optics trunk line

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

Webinars & Conferences

TerraTherm provides the expert resources, advice, and designs you need to answer your questions and make the right decisions. We help you to determine which technology options are best for your site, design the optimal project to meet your goals, and find the most cost-effective solution. To sign up for one of our webinars to learn more about us, view our calendar of upcoming webinars and conferences.

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