RemTech 2005 Presentations

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Environmental Management

  • Well Blowout in Acheson Alberta, Emergency Response and Environmental Management Presentation
    Michelle Cotton, B.Sc., P.Ag., Solstice Canada Corp., Edmonton, AB
    Paul Kelly, B.Sc., P.Chem, Acclaim Energy, Calgary, AB
  • Technological Solutions for Erosion Control and Water Clarification Using Polyacrylamide (PAM) and PAM Blends– Presentation
    William Gowdy, Clear Flow Consulting, Sherwood Park, AB
    Steven Iwinski, Applied Polymer Systems Inc., Florida, USA

Alberta Environment Updates

  • Update on Environmental Site Assessment Requirements at Drilling Waste Sites– Presentation
    Gordon Dinwoodie, Alberta Environment
  • Update on Alberta Environment Contaminated Sites Initiatives– Presentation
    Mike Zemanek, Alberta Environment

Soil & Groundwater Remediation through the Program of Energy Research & Development at Environment Canada

  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation through the Program of Energy Research and Development at Environment Canada– Presentation
    Paul Bacchus, Environment Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Research on Bioremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Groundwater in Cold Climates: Limitations or Opportunities? – Presentation
    Dale VanStempvoort, M.Sc. Geol., Ph.D. E.Sc., National Waster Research Institute, Environment Canada
  • Biobarriers in Fractured Bedrock: Effects of BTEX on Biofilm Structure and Activities– Presentation
    Dr. Nathalie Ross, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
  • Sorption Of An Oilsands Naphthenic Acid Mixture To Soils & Implications For Transport In Groundwater And Aquatic Toxicity– Presentation
    Arash Janfada, University of Saskatchewan – Department of Civil & Geological Engineering

Hydrocarbon and Salt Contamination

  • Soil Remediation in Coarse Gravelly Soils: Challenges and Lessons Learned – Presentation
    Michael L. Brewster, M.Sc., P.Geol, and Jennifer M. Durden, B.Sc., EIT, Komex International, Calgary, AB
  • Case Study – Gasoline Spill Remediation Soil Vapour Extraction System – Prince George, BC Presentation
    Liliana Jerade, M.Eng., Jacques Whitford, Vancouver, BC
  • Research Relative to Land Application of Diesel Invert Drilling Wastes– Presentation
    T.M. Macyk, Alberta Research Council Inc., Edmonton, AB
  • Remediation of a Former Sour Gas Plant in Central Alberta– Presentation
    Candice Berezan, B.Sc., and Steve Taylor, P.Geol., Biogenie S.R.D.C., Calgary, AB
  • Engineered Soil Cover for Management of Salt Impacted Sites– Presentation
    Doug Sweeney, SEACOR Environmental, Edmonton, AB
    David Tratch, M.Sc., P.Eng., Watermark Consulting Ltd.
  • An Integrated Onsite Approach to the Management of Remedial Efforts at a Hydrocarbon and Salt Affected Site– Presentation
    Michael S. Wood, M.En.Sc., R.P.F. EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.,Calgary, AB
  • Please Hold the Salt– Presentation
    Reed Jackson, B.Sc., AMEC Earth & Environmental, Calgary, AB
  • Remediation and Revegetation of Tar Sands Composite Tailings Containing Naphthenic Acids and High Salt Using Alder-Frankia Symbionts – Presentation
    Charles Greer, National Research Council, Ottawa, ON


  • Characterization of a Diesel-Contaminated Fractured Rock Aquifer and Development of a Nutrient-Flushing Remediation Technique Presentation
    Michael Brown, M.Sc., P.Geol. Komex International Ltd., Calgary, AB
  • The Use of In-Situ Electrokinetics to Remediate Salt Impacted Soil and Groundwater– Presentation
    Anjum Mullick, M.Sc., P.Eng., and Stuart Torr, M.Sc., EIT, Komex International Ltd., Edmonton, AB
  • Remediation Process Optimization: The New Paradigm for Enhanced and Cost-Effective In-Situ Site Remediation – Presentation
    Gordon H. Bures, M.Eng., P.Eng, Frac Rite Environmental Ltd., Calgary, AB
  • In-Situ Biological Percolating System for the Treatment of Hydrocarbon Impacted Groundwater – Presentation
    M. Jillian Mitton, P.Eng., Golder Associates Ltd., Calgary, AB
    Brian Pimblett, P.Eng., Canadian National Railway Company
  • Technical and Economic Feasibility of Soil Flushing with Non-Ionic Surfactant to Remediate Gas Well Condensate– Presentation
    Paul R. Morton, P.Geol. EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., Edmonton, AB
  • An Investigation on Remediation of Transformer Oil (TO) Contaminated Soil by Chemical Oxidation Using Hydrogen Peroxide– Presentation
    Yanjun (James) Chang, M.Sc., University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
  • Comparison of Biological Fouling Control Methods for an In-Situ Chlorinated Solvents Bioremediation System– Presentation
    Bert Buell, M.Sc. URS Corporation, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
  • Installation and Monitoring of the Waterloo Emitter– Presentation
    Doug Sweeney, M.Sc., P.Eng., and Ian Young, C.Tech, SEACOR Environmental, Edmonton, AB


  • Successful LNAPL Removal Using Air Sparge/Soil Vapour Extraction Technology– Presentation
    Lynda Smithard, P.Eng. and Jamie Natusch, P.Eng., URS, Vancouver, BC
  • Investigation and Remediation Strategies for a DNAPL Impacted Site in Stratified Soils Presentation
    Christopher Reiss, B.Sc. Env., SEACOR Environmental, Toronto, ON
  • Remediation of Deep LNAPL from Glacial Soils Using High Vacuum Multiphase Extraction (MPE), Pneumatic Air Lift (PAL), and Pneumatic Fracturing (PF)– Presentation
    David J. Cushman, P.Eng., P.E., CHMM, CEA, EMS-LA, Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, Windsor, ON
  • Innovative Multiphase Extraction Design – Operating above the Upper Flammability Limit– Presentation
    Stuart M.Torr M.Eng. E.I.T and Sean Kelly, M.Sc., P.Eng., Komex International Ltd, Calgary, AB
  • Integrated Remediation Approach at a Former Chemical Blending Facility: Excavation, Dual-Phase Extraction and Site-Specific Risk Assessment– Presentation
    Michelle S. Wright, M.Sc., P.Eng., Aqua Terre Solutions Inc., Calgary, AB
    Tony Knafla, M.Sc., DABT, Equillibrium Environmental Inc.
  • Installation of a Dual Phase Extraction System in a Residential Neighbourhood– Presentation
    Scott Johnston, B.Sc., and Gary Winthrop, C.E.T., SEACOR Environmental, Calgary, AB

Natural Attenuation / Other

  • Evaluation of Denitrification as a Natural Attenuation Mechanism in a Nitrate-Contaminated Aquifer– Presentation
    Trevor Butterfield, M.Sc. and Mark Trudell, Ph.D., P.Geol., Komex International Ltd., Edmonton, AB
  • Comparison of Sampling Methodologies and Variability Assessment Related to Monitored Natural Attenuation– Presentation
    James Armstrong, B.A.Sc, Komex International Ltd., Calgary, AB
    Kevin Biggar, Ph.D., University of Alberta
  • Techniques Used to Evaluate Potential LNAPL Mobility– Presentation
    David Fursevich, M.Sc., Morrow Environmental Consultants Inc.

Containment / Stabilization

  • Development of Waste Forms for the Hanford Brines Basin 42 Waste Water, Waste Treatment Plant Secondary Wastes and Bulk Vitrification Secondary Waste Presentation
    Dr. Michael Silsbee, RJ LeeGroup, Inc., Monroeville, PA, USA
  • Development of a Cast Stone Formulation for Hanford Tank Wastes – Presentation
    Dr. Boyd Clark, RJ LeeGroup, Inc., Monroeville, PA, USA
  • Solidification / Stabilization Treatment Technology for Remediation of Canadian Sites– Presentation
    Charles M. Wilk, LEHP, QEP, Portland Cement Association, Skokie, IL, USA
    Collin Dickson CD, P.Eng., Cement Association of Canada, Halifax, NS
  • Bioreactor Landfills – An Innovative Technology for Biostabilization of Municipal Solid Waste– Presentation
    Nandana Perera, M.Sc., P.Eng., Stantec Consulting Ltd., Calgary, AB


  • Thermal Remediation of Tar-contaminated Soil and Oil-contaminated GravelPresentation
    Jinsheng Wang, CANMET Energy Technology Centre (CETC), Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Sulfolane Impacted Soil and Groundwater Treatability Study– Presentation
    Vladimir Agatonovic, P. Geol., CCEP, EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., Calgary, AB
  • Thermal Desorption Remediation in Relation to LandfilI Disposal at Isolated Sites in Northern Alberta– Presentation
    Brian MacKinnon, P.Geol., Thurber Engineering Ltd., Edmonton, AB

Commercial Situations and Site Assessments

  • An Integrated Site Assessment Approach for a Proposed Real Estate Transaction at a PCE Impacted Drycleaner Site– Presentation
    B.J. Min, M.Eng., P. Eng. and G. Clyde, P.Biol., Jacques Whitford, Calgary, AB
  • Drilling Sump Restoration in Santa Maria Valey, California– Presentation
    Julie Doane-Allmon, URS Corporation, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
    Heather Boyd, ConocoPhillips Company, Houston, TX, USA
  • Brownfield Redevelopment Grant Pilot ProgramPresentation
    Mark Brostrom, P. Eng. and Dave Lapp, City of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB

Unique and Challenging Locations

  • Pyramid Mountain Diesel Full Storage Site Remediation– Presentation
    Masten Brolsma, P.Eng. and Courtney Sandau, Ph.D., P.Chem, Jacques Whitford, Calgary, AB
  • Soil Remediation of a Former Power Plant Site in Tulita, Northwest Territories Presentation
    Guillaume Bedard, Biogenie S.R.D.C., Calgary, AB
  • Remediation of Coal Waste Pile in Union Bay, B.C.– Presentation
    Ian Mitchell, M.Sc., P.Geo., and Tara Siemens, MET, SEACOR Environmental, Vancouver, BC

Membrane Technology

  • Advanced Thin Film Geomembrane Technology for Biocell Liners and CoversPresentation
    Dave Martin, P.Eng., Layfield Geosynthetics and Industrial Fabrics, Edmonton, AB
  • Barrier Walls – Which Type and Why?Presentation
    Stephen G. Custeau, P.Eng, MBA, Quantum Remediation Inc., Burnaby, BC
  • Nanoshpere Reactive Oxides for Environmental Remediation– Presentation
    Dr. Allen Apblett, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA


  • Forensic Identification of Gasoline SamplesPresentation
    D.A. Birkholz, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Enviro – Test Laboratories, Calgary, AB
  • Implement Environmentally Sound Technology Through Benchmarking And Verification Presentation
    John Neate, ETV Canada. Mississauga, ON
  • Can Analytical Methods Predict Bioavailability?– Presentation
    Chris Swyngedouw, Ph.D., P.Chem., MCIC, CCEP, Norwest Labs, Calgary, AB