Intro to Thermal Remediation

What is Thermal Conduction Heating (TCH) and How is it Applied?

If you’re new to the environmental services industry, you may know about thermal remediation but not necessarily the fundamentals and nuances of the different heating technologies. Each technology has its own strengths and weaknesses that are important to be aware of when selecting the best thermal technology and approach to fit and meet your site’s remedial needs.

In this 30-minute flash webinar, our VP of Technology, Steffen Griepke, and Technologist, Sam Nienstedt, will give you an overview of Thermal Conduction Heating (TCH). They will cover:

  • How it works,
  • What geologic conditions it is best suited for,
  • What contaminants it can treat,
  • Design considerations to ensure a successful TCH project,
  • TCH Sweet Spots

If you’re interested in gaining an understanding of TCH and how it works, this webinar series is one you won’t want to miss.

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What is Steam Enhanced Extraction (SEE) and How is it Applied?

Although Steam Enhanced Extraction (SEE) may not be the most common thermal remediation technology, it is the go-to approach for heating and treating sites with high permeability and groundwater flux. Did you know it’s also the most cost-effective way to input energy into the subsurface?

In this 30-min webinar, two thermal remediation experts will give you an overview of SEE. You will learn:

  • How SEE works,
  • What geologic conditions it is best suited for,
  • Design considerations to ensure a successful SEE project,
  • SEE sweet spots, and
  • Examples of SEE projects.

VP of Technology, Steffen Griepke and Senior Project Engineer, Nikole Huard, will answer your questions about using SEE to remediate sites.


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Can Thermal Remediation Technologies be Combined at a Site?

Maybe you have a site with challenging geological features, and you’re trying to figure out if a thermal remediation technology can be used. Or perhaps you have a client who is on a tight schedule and needs to treat a source zone and a downgradient plume simultaneously to develop the site in a short amount of time.

What may come as a surprise is that while each individual thermal technology has its sweet spot, multiple technologies can be used safely at a site simultaneously to address contamination in complex geologies like silts, clays, sands, and fractured bedrock.

In this 30-min flash webinar VP of Technology, Steffen Griepke and Senior Technologist, Erin Hauber will reveal when it’s beneficial to combine thermal technologies to meet the site-specific goals. They will provide several examples of projects where thermal technologies have been successfully combined.

Join the discussion for insight on how and when to combine thermal technologies to treat sites with varied and complex conditions.  There will be time at the end for Q&A, so bring your questions about using thermal to remediate sites.


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Which is Better? Electric Resistance Heating (ERH) or Thermal Conduction Heating (TCH)?

Electric resistance heating (ERH) and thermal conduction heating (TCH) have many similarities, and it can be hard to figure out which one is best suited for a specific project site.  It’s critical to know the pros, cons, and differences of each because making the wrong call on technology selection can have expensive repercussions.

In this 30-min webinar VP of Development, John LaChance and Senior Technologist, Erin Hauber will give you a quick overview of the basic operational theory and concepts for both technologies and discuss their application to a set of typical site conditions. The webinar will focus on the pros and cons for each technology combined with real-life examples of full-scale TCH and ERH projects, including detailed breakdowns and comparisons of costs.

If you have burning questions about how ERH and TCH stack up, this is your chance to get them answered.

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How are VOCs Treated Using Thermal Remediation?

Add heat to remediate!  Sounds simple enough, but do you ever wonder how raising the temperature can be so effective at removing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from soil and groundwater, even from difficult-to-remediate low-permeability silts and clays?

TerraTherm technology experts Nikole Huard and John LaChance introduce the primary thermal technologies and mechanisms responsible for this amazing feat.  Key site information useful in evaluating whether In Situ Thermal Remediation (ISTR) is the best option for your site will also be covered.  They  review:

  • Important design do’s and don’ts for a successful remedy,
  • Common ISTR myths, and
  • Typical costs for ISTR at a VOC site.

There were interesting questions at the end of this session so make sure to listen all the way through. This recorded flash webinar is 30 minutes.

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Fast, Reliable Remediation: Why Thermal Should Be On Your Short List for Redevelopment Projects

Redevelopment projects can revitalize business districts and create new opportunities for local communities, but they are not without their challenges. Before being fully utilized, many sites must first address long-ignored soil and groundwater contamination.

This is no easy task under normal circumstances, but redevelopment projects often have sensitive schedules that can cost the site owner and developer millions of dollars if they aren’t met—or result in the project being abandoned altogether. Remediation technologies and strategies that can achieve site goals quickly and reliably are critical to project success.

In this webinar, thermal expert John LaChance will discuss how thermal technologies can quickly and efficiently remediate contaminated sites for reuse. He’ll dive into some of the challenges specific to former industrial sites, as well as strategies for overcoming them. John will also share real-life examples of using in situ thermal remediation (ISTR) to clean up impacted properties for sale and reuse.

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