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Williams Air Force Base Steam Enhanced Extraction Project – The Largest Steam Project in the World

Originally broadcast on Oct 18, 2023

Join a webinar that will take you on a journey through the transformative efforts at the former Williams Air Force Base in Mesa, Arizona, a former Liquid Fuels Storage Facility (ST012) Superfund Site, where historic releases of JP-4 jet fuel culminated in an estimated spill of 1 to 11.1 million gallons of contaminants.

The site underwent a comprehensive three-stage remediation approach, commencing with the world’s largest Steam Enhanced Extraction (SEE) project, followed by Enhanced Bioremediation (EBR), and concluding with Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA). This session will shine a spotlight on the monumental first stage – SEE.

The project’s magnitude brought forth a myriad of challenges, from selecting equipment capable of withstanding extreme conditions and high contaminant loads to evaluating pumping systems able to extract hot steam, contaminants and water from up to 240 ft bgs. Delve into how the team navigated these obstacles and innovatively utilized the recovered LNAPL as a sustainable auxiliary fuel source for the vapor treatment system. The presentation will unveil the outcomes of the SEE phase, emphasizing the ingenious strategies implemented to overcome the challenges during the design and operation at ST012.

Join us for this presentation of the world’s largest steam jet fuel remediation project, and the challenges encountered during design and operation of the SEE system. Whether you’re an environmental aficionado, an academic, or intrigued by groundbreaking sustainable practices, this webinar is a treasure trove of insights.

Dive into the groundbreaking remediation techniques of the “Williams AFB SEE Project,” hosted by industry expert Steffen Griepke, VP of Technology at TerraTherm and Stuart Pearson, Principal Environmental Engineer at WSP.