Mass removal

Mass Removal: Why it’s Important and How to Calculate it

Mass removal is one of the major focal points for all parties involved in thermal projects, but it is often not well-defined or understood. The basis for calculating mass removal seems simple—flow x concentration—but if we take a deeper look into the methodology behind analyzing these parameters, we find it can be far more complicated than most clients and regulators are prepared for.

Project Engineer and Senior Chemist Alyson Fortune discusses how to ensure a solid understanding of the mass present in the subsurface prior to in situ thermal remediation (ISTR), walks us through an accurate mass removal calculation during operations, and cover the various field and laboratory analytical methods that are the basis of these calculations.

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