Upcoming Webinars

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  • All
  • Basic thermal remediation
  • Bedrock
  • High mass NAPL sites
  • High Temp
  • Mass removal
  • MGP
  • PFAS
  • Redevelopment
  • Thermal designs
  • Vapor cover

ISTR Challenges Part 1: Thermal Conductive Heating

In Situ Thermal Remediation (ISTR) is a widely used approach for treating highly contaminated source zones (e.g., DNAPL and LNAPL) at hazardous waste sites because of its reliability and effectiveness at removing a wide range of chemicals from a variety of geologic settings.  As experienced consultants know, large scale remediation projects come with unique challenges.

Our thermal team is here to share some of the lessons learned from implementing thermal conductive heating (TCH) at more than 80 sites including:

  • unexpected COCs and increased mass
  • higher groundwater flux than expected
  • materials selection for sites with highly corrosive COCs
  • how to handle highly flammable COCs in the vapor treatment system
  • mitigating vapor intrusion issues that may arise during treatment

Join the discussion for insight to help avoid costly project delays in your next thermal project.  There will be time for questions at the end, so bring the thermal remediation questions you’ve never had a chance to ask.

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ISTR Challenges Part 2: Electrical Resistance Heating and Steam Enhanced Extraction

Thermal Conduction Heating (TCH), Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) and Steam Enhanced Extraction (SEE) are widely used thermal technologies capable of effectively remediating a variety of chemicals in various varying subsurface settings, yet sometimes operations do not perform as planned.  An experienced thermal remediation contractor can help you anticipate and address site-specific challenges during full-scale thermal projects.

ISTR Challenges Part 2 covers some of the common issues that can arise at ERH and SEE sites, and discuss how they should be addressed.  You’ll hear about scenarios involving

  • significantly different soil electrical resistivities than planned
  • slower than expected heat-up
  • stray voltages and currents
  • poor steam quality
  • higher than expected mass removal rates
  • lack of hydraulic control
  • non-uniform steam delivery and heating

Join the discussion for insight to help avoid costly project delays in your next thermal project.

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The Importance of Good Data in The Design and Assessment of ISTR

Selection of the right In Situ Thermal Remediation (ISTR) technology for a site and design of an effective system starts with a good Conceptual Site Model (CSM).  This informative webinar will cover the specific data needs for evaluation, technology selection, and design of appropriate ISTR systems for sites and will offer some insights as to the how data gaps can adversely affect performance and costs.

Once a system is designed and constructed, then the fun really begins!  Thermal sites move fast relative to other remedies, and having a good understanding of what data are key to track and what questions to ask are paramount to ensuring success.  All of this will be covered in detail in the webinar.  There will also be time at the end to address your questions. So, bring your popcorn, curiosity, and questions!

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Past Webinars

All
  • All
  • Basic thermal remediation
  • Bedrock
  • High mass NAPL sites
  • High Temp
  • Mass removal
  • MGP
  • PFAS
  • Redevelopment
  • Thermal designs
  • Vapor cover

Low Temperature Thermal – The Sustainable Thermal Remediation Approach

“Thermal” and “sustainable” in the same sentence?!

Yes! Although most often associated with a high demand for resources and infrastructure, thermal remediation can be accomplished sustainably.

In this flash webinar, John LaChance and Erin Hauber will explain how low-temperature thermal technology can address your challenges in an environmentally and economically friendly manner. They will describe how the technology works, and the remediation mechanisms targeted by low-temperature thermal. They’ll also cover which contaminants of concern (COCs) are most suited for this approach, costs, and timeframe.

John and Erin will answer questions during a Q&A at the end of the presentation, so be sure to submit yours during registration.

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ISTR in Fractured Bedrock

Treating fractured bedrock is complex, and effective remedial options are limited. Due to the fractured nature of rock, contamination can migrate deep, and pathways out of the bedrock system are limited.

Using thermal technologies is one of the most effective and reliable methods of treating fractured bedrock.

In this flash webinar, presenters Steffen Griepke and John LaChance, (VPs of Technology and Development, respectively) will discuss the treatment of bedrock source zones, including:

  • The challenges of removing CVOCs and DNAPL from fractured rock
  • The pros and cons of the most common thermal treatment technologies in bedrock settings
  • Design considerations and field implementation challenges

The presentation will include examples and results from bedrock sites successfully remediated using thermal. Steffen and John will also share highlights from a recently completed project—the world’s deepest thermal remediation project in crystalline rock, treated to a total depth of 170 ft.

If you are involved in the evaluation or remediation of any bedrock sites, this is a webinar you want to watch.

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ISTR and Subsidence Risks

More and more frequently, In Situ Thermal Remediation (ISTR) is being used to treat contaminations located below buildings, roadways, and other critical infrastructure. Subsidence and potential geotechnical effects on buildings and infrastructure are concerns often raised in the initial design phase of a thermal remedy.

While the heating approach and main heating mechanisms differ based on the ISTR technology utilized, heating in general will thermally expand the soils treated and at the same time, change the saturation of the treated volume due to boil-off of some of the water. Depending on the geology, this can lead to changes in the geotechnical integrity.

In this flash webinar, the basics factors affecting the geotechnical properties during a thermal remedy will be discussed, along with a general description of soil types where subsidence is more likely to happen. Examples of geotechnical pre-investigations and tests utilized to determine the impact of a structure’s stability will be given along with case studies showing data from thermal areas remediated below structures.

 

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In Situ Thermal Remediation of High Boiling Point Chemicals

The treatment of sites with recalcitrant contaminants such as PFAS, PCBs, dioxins and PAHs can feel daunting. Fortunately, there’s an effective solution for high-boiling point chemicals – In Situ Thermal Remediation (ISTR).

In this flash webinar, TerraTherm thermal experts Sam Nienstedt, Technologist, and Steffen Griepke, Vice President of Technology, will provide a brief overview of thermal remediation and share how ISTR can remove or destroy subsurface contaminants.  They explain why thermal conductive heating (TCH) is the primary ISTR technology for remediation of high boiling point chemicals. They will also discuss important design do’s and don’ts for a successful remedy, common ISTR myths, and typical costs.

There will be time for questions at the end, so bring your questions about using thermal remediation to treat hard-to-treat contaminants. This flash webinar is scheduled for 30 minutes.

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In Situ Thermal Remediation of VOCs

In Situ Thermal Remediation (ISTR) has a reputation as one of the most effective approaches for addressing sites with hard-to-treat constituents, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs). Want to learn more? This flash webinar will help you understand how ISTR works to accomplish your cleanup goals.

TerraTherm technology experts Erin Hauber and John LaChance will cover the basics of thermal remediation and explain how the three primary ISTR technologies treat VOCs, including BTEX. They’ll also review:

  • Key contaminant removal mechanisms
  • Important design do’s and don’ts for a successful remedy
  • Common ISTR myths
  • Indication of typical costs

There will be time for questions at the end,  so bring the thermal remediation questions you’ve never had a chance to ask. This flash webinar is scheduled for 30 minutes.

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ERH And TCH – How To Choose

It’s one of the most commonly asked questions when considering thermal remediation, and in this webinar one of the industry’s leading experts will answer it. Join TerraTherm, a Cascade Company’s Vice President John LaChance as he introduces the basic operational theory and concepts for both technologies. He’ll discuss their application to a set of typical site conditions (e.g., low and high permeability zones in unconsolidated and bedrock formations) and contaminants (e.g., CVOCs), and highlight typical design approaches, assumptions, and the pros and cons of each.

John will share real-life examples of full-scale projects involving electric resistance heating (ERH) and thermal conductive heating (TCH), including detailed breakdowns and comparisons of costs. He’ll also touch on ETDSPTM, a form of ERH that employs active injection and extraction of water. If you have burning questions about how ERH and TCH stack up, this is your chance to get them answered.

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Introduction to ISTR – Part 2

In the last 20 years, thermal remediation has gained a reputation as one of the most effective approaches for addressing sites with hard-to-treat constituents; including everything from, VOCs, SVOCs and PAHs to MGP coal tar PCBs, dioxins and even PFAS. But to reliably and uniformly achieve site goals, the project has to be well engineered, with a clear understanding of…

  • The geological setting
  • Which contaminants are being addressed and where they are in the subsurface
  • The estimated mass of constituents to be removed
  • Which heating technologies are best suited for the site
  • The timeframe available for the project
  • What the remedial objectives are, and more.

In this second flash webinar of the series, Nikole Huard and Steffen Griepke will cover how to select the best technology for your site and remedial goals and provide a few real-life examples.

There will be time for Q&A after each webinar, so be sure to bring all the questions about thermal remediation you’ve never had a chance to ask.

If you’re interested in gaining a basic understanding of thermal technology, this two-part webinar series is one you won’t want to miss.

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Introduction to ISTR – Part 1

In the last 20 years, thermal remediation has gained a reputation as one of the most effective approaches for addressing sites with hard-to-treat constituents; including everything from, VOCs, SVOCs and PAHs to MGP coal tar PCBs, dioxins and even PFAS. But to reliably and uniformly achieve site goals, the project has to be well engineered, with a clear understanding of…

  • The geological setting
  • Which contaminants are being addressed and where they are in the subsurface
  • The estimated mass of constituents to be removed
  • Which heating technologies are best suited for the site
  • The timeframe available for the project
  • What the remedial objectives are, and more.

In this first of two flash webinars, thermal experts Nikole Huard and Steffen Griepke will cover the basics of thermal remediation. They’ll explain the key removal mechanisms and how the three primary thermal technologies work and what constituents and lithologies they’re best suited to treat as well as the essential site information required to evaluate whether thermal remediation is a good fit and typical project timeframes.

There will be time for Q&A after each webinar, so be sure to bring all the questions about thermal remediation you’ve never had a chance to ask.

If you’re interested in gaining a basic understanding of thermal technology, this two-part webinar series is one you won’t want to miss.

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Thermal Treatment: A Reliable Option For Your Bedrock Source Zone

Treating fractured bedrock is complex, and effective remedial options are limited. Due to the fractured nature of rock, contamination can migrate deep, and pathways out of the bedrock system are limited.

One of the most effective and reliable methods of treating fractured bedrock is to use thermal technologies.

In this webinar, presenters Steffen Griepke, Technology Director at TerraTherm and Niels Ploug, Product Manager at Krüger will discuss the treatment of bedrock source zones, including:

  • The challenges of removing volatile organic compounds (VOC) from fractured rock
  • The pros and cons of the most common thermal treatment technologies in bedrock settings
  • Design considerations and field implementation challenges

The presentation will be peppered with examples and results from the many thermal sites successfully treated by the combined TerraTherm and Krüger teams. Steffen and Niels will also share highlights from a recently completed project—the world’s deepest thermal remediation project of crystalline rock, treated to a total depth of 170 ft.

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Recalcitrant Contamination: Challenges, Pitfalls and Learnings from 20 High-Temperature Projects

Recalcitrant chemicals like PAH, PCB’s, Dioxins, PFAS, and Mercury, are hard to treat using traditional remediation methods. Sites with these contaminants are nearly unaffected even by thermal treatments at the boiling point of water. However, when we use our Thermal Conductive Heating technology, we can reach target temperatures well above 300 °C and thereby treat these persistent compounds. Join our free webinar, where the experienced team of TerraTherm and KrugerVeolia experts will discuss:

  • Where high-temperature remediation is applicable
  • Which chemicals can be targeted
  • What results can be achieved
  • Tailoring of implementation approaches and specific sites examples
  • In situ and ex-situ case study examples.

Doing high-temperature remediation is not a simple task but done correctly, you can reach amazing results. We will touch on challenges, pitfalls and lessons based on our 20 successfully completed high-temperature project.

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