RemTech 2022 Presentations

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PTAC Reclamation and Remediation Research Update

  • PTAC RRRC Overview – Presentation
    Allan Fogwill, PTAC
  • Wellsite Groundwater Metals – Best Management Practices Presentation
    Miles Tindal, Millennium EMS Solutions
  • Numerical Modelling Approaches – Best Management Practices Presentation
    Miles Tindal, Millennium EMS Solutions
  • Re-Evaluation of F2 and F3 Petroleum Hydrocarbon Management Limits Presentation
    Miles Tindal, Millennium EMS Solutions
  • AB Background Soil Metals and Salinity Database and Analysis Tool
    Natalie Shelby-James and InnoTech Alberta and Paul Fuellbrandt, Statvis Analytics
  • Evaluation of Reclamation Practices on Forested Upland and Peatland Well Sites – Presentation
    Natalie Shelby-James, InnoTech Alberta and Dean Mackenzie, Vertex
  • Low Probability Receptor – Overview and Net Environmental Benefit – Presentation
    Ian Mitchell and Janice Paslawski, Millennium EMS Solutions
  • Low Probability Receptor – Application at Demonstration Sites
    Andre Christensen & Cory Kartz, Millennium EMS Solutions
  • Development of a Long-Term Chorlide Water Quality Guideline Incorporating Harness-Modifying Factors – Presentation
    Tony Knafla and Viktoria Winter, Equlibrium Environmental
  • Agronomic Receptor Evaluation for Direct Soil Contact – Presentation
    Ian Mitchell, Millennium EMS Solutions Ltd. and Millennium EMS Solutions Ltd.
  • Finalization of Research and Preliminary Selenium Soil Quality Guideline Derivation – Presentation
    Tony Knafla and Viktoria Winter, Equlibrium Environmental and Darlene Lintott, Element

In-Situ Treatment and Management

  • A Highly Sustainable Active Remedial Tool for Degrading Petroleum and Chlorinated Contaminants, Even in Clay Formation – Presentation
    Eric Vonde, Advanced Environmental Technologies 
  • The Successful In-Situ Treatment of a TCE Plume Using a Combination of Reduction, Sorption, and Anaerobic Bioremediation – Presentation
    Rick McGregor, InSitu Remediation Services Ltd. 
  • In-Situ Chemical Treatment for Reduction of Dissolved Arsenic Concentrations near an Active Spur Line in Burnaby, BC – Presentation
    Jason Christensen, Keystone Environmental 
  • Remediating Bedrock: What Once Was Impossible Is Now Routine. Three Case Studies – Presentation
    Kevin French, Vertex Environmental Inc. 
  • Innovative In-Situ Remediation Approach to Treat PFAS-Impacted Groundwater (Pilot Scale Design and Implementation) – Presentation
    Matt Pourabadehei, SNC-Lavalin 
  • Emergency Response and Remediation of a Crude Oil Release in Abbotsford, BC – Presentation
    Kristjana Zoras, GHD
    Andrea Leroux, Trans Mountain Canada
  • In-Situ Permeable Reactive Barrier Remediation Optimization using High Resolution Site Characterization Tools – A Case Study – Presentation
    Patrick O’Neill, Vertex Environmental

Research and Technology

  • Development of an Extraction Method for Estimating Phytoaccessible Fractions of Bromacil and Tebuthiuron – Presentation
    Jackie Maxwell, University of Alberta
  • Refining Drilling Waste Compliance Option Calculations for Salts and DSTs: A Collaborative PTAC Project – Presentation
    Jim Purves, North Shore Environmental Consultants Inc.
  • Digital Tools and Solutions to Power your Sampling Programs to Save Time and Money – Presentation
    Joshua Dias, Bureau Veritas
  • Hazardous Site Access using Robots – Presentation
    Craig Milne, Copperstone Technologies
  • Brook Trout Environmental DNA Detections Comparable to Two Conventional Methods in Southern Ontario Creeks – Presentation
    Danielle Bourque, SLR Consulting Ltd. (Canada)

Legal / Regulatory

  • Oilfield Waste Characterization and Classification in Western Canada – Presentation
    Sherry Kenneway, Canadian Natural Resources Limited 
  • There’s Been a Spill, Now What? Legal Requirements for Responding to a Spill – Part 1 – Presentation
    Jacquelyn Stevens and John Georgakopoulos, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
  • There’s Been a Spill, Now What? Legal Requirements for Responding to a Spill – Part 2 – Presentation
    Jacquelyn Stevens and Anand Srivastava, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
  • CER Remediation Process Guide and Remediation Operating Practices Update – Presentation
    Adele Houston and Holly Kingston, Canada Energy Regulator

Emerging Contaminants

  • Foam Fractionation for PFAS Removal: Leveraging the Physiochemistry of PFAS Against Itself – Presentation
    Paul Newman, ECT2 
  • PFAS Contaminated Site Portfolio Risk Ranking for the Purpose of Funding Prioritization – Presentation
    David Tarnocai, SNC-Lavalin Inc.
  • STAR and STARx – A Smouldering Solution to PFAS from Laboratory to Field – Presentation
    Laura Kinsman, Savron 
  • Discovery and Tracking of a Novel Sulfolane-Degrading Bacterium through Laboratory and Field Studies – Presentation
    Phil Dennis, SiReM
    Linda Eastcott, Imperial Oil

Natural Attenuation

  • Seasons of change: NSZD rates across nine sites using new high-data density technology – Presentation
    Steven Mamet, Environmental Material Sciences Inc.
  • Effectiveness of Early Actions in Accelerating a Harbor-Wide Monitored Natural Recovery Remedy in Esquimalt Harbour – Presentation
    Rob Thomas, Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Shifting from Tradition: A Long Term NSZD Monitoring Approach for an Active Oil and Gas Facility in Saskatchewan – Presentation
    Amy Jimmo, Environmental Material Science, Inc.

Risk Management

  • Down and Dirty About Excess Soil – Presentation
    Matthew Gardner, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP and Drew Chevalier, Ausenco Sustainability Inc.
  • Using a Risk-Based Approach to Achieve Net Environmental Benefit During Derailment Remediation – Presentation
    Kristjana Zoras, GHD
  • Site-Specific Risk Assessment as a Cost-Effective step in achieving Regulatory Closure at a Former Gas Plant in Northern Alberta – Presentation
    Masten Brolsma, Advisian
  • Plant Uptake of Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Trace Metals and Derivation of Soil-to-Plant Uptake Factors : Advancing the Science of Environmental Risk Assessment – Presentation
    Erik Martin, Vertex Resource Group Ltd.
    James Walker, Mount Royal University
  • Contaminant Management Plans as an Effectual Tool for Environmental Assessment and Regulatory Compliance – Presentation
    Stephanie Drake and Jeff Seaman, Trace Associates Inc.
  • Gaps and Uncertainties Associated with PAH Soil Quality Guidelines in Canada and Challenges with Human and Ecological Risk Assessment – Presentation
    Karl Bresee, Intrinsik Corp. 
  • Incorporating Climate Change Impacts to Contaminated Site Liability – Presentation
    Indra Kalinovich, Dillon Consulting Limited 
  • Risk Assessment and Phytoremediation: Multipronged Approach to Evaluate and Address Potential Macronutrient Impact on River – Presentation
    Tawnya Anderson, Nichols Environmental (Canada) Ltd.
    Karen Bechard, Geosyntec Consultants 
  • Upcycling the Ashes for Sustainable Management of Soil Contaminants – Presentation
    Jongho Won and Jevins Waddell, TRIUM Environmental Inc.

Interesting Projects

  • TC Energy Peace River Mainline Abandonment Project – Presentation
    Darcy Bye, TC Energy
    Jenna Rode, Trace Associates
  • Use of Thermal Infrared (TIR) Imagery to Identify Groundwater Discharge Areas Associated with Known Groundwater Contaminants of Potential Concern Part I: Mapping – Presentation
    Sami Morgan and Jennifer Collins, Matrix Solutions
  • Design and Implementation of a Source Control Program for PFAS at the Fire Fighting Training Area (FFTA), CFB Comox, Comox BC – Presentation
    Korene Torney, SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd
  • Site Restoration of a Remediation Excavation in a Sensitive Site Setting – Columbia National Wildlife Area, an Update – Presentation
    Kate Lindfield, SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd.
  • Soil Sterilant Remediation at Utility Sites – Presentation
    Jason Pentland and Monica Brightwell, ATCO Utilities
  • Field-Scale Research Trial to Demonstrate Ex Situ Remediation of Bromacil in Soil – Presentation
    Sarah Thacker, InnoTech Alberta
  • Weather, Staff and Equipment; a trifecta of success for closure work on remote winter access sites – Presentation
    Jeff Biegel, 360 Energy Liability Management
    Rob Thompson, Orphan Well Association
  • Underwater Noise Impacts from Remediation Dredging: Best Practices and Mitigation Alternatives – Presentation
    Jonathan Vallarta, SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd
  • Toxicity of Weathered Petroleum Hydrocarbons Fraction 3 in Field Subarctic Soils to Soil Invertebrates – Presentation
    Amy Gainer, Advisian
    Adrian Pang, Royal Military College of Canada


  • Fractured Bedrock Characterization in the Foothills of Alberta – Old Sites, New Ideas – Presentation
    Tim Van Dijk, Matrix Solutions Inc.
    Amit Sharma, Matrix Solutions Inc.
  • Cleanup of a Daylighted Gasoline Release in a Sand Filled Tank Hold Utilizing Total Fluid Recovery Surfactant Enhanced Extraction (SEE) – Presentation
    George A. Ivey, Ivey International Inc.


  • Who’s Responsible? Innovative Approaches to Apportioning Salinity Plumes – Presentation
    Brent Lennox, Waterline Resources Inc. 
  • Discerning recent and historical spill material using European Standard EN 155522-2:2020 – Presentation
    Detlef Birkholz, D.A. Birkholz, Analytical Consultant, Inc.
    John Davis, Gibson Energy
  • Remediation of the Gunnar Uranium Site – It’s History and Progress to Date – Presentation
    Alexey Klyashtorin and Skye Muirhead, Saskatchewan Research Council 


  • Bioremediation – Eliminating the entire spectrum of hydrocarbons through a one-time application – Presentation
    Myles Ethier, Long Chain Reclaim Ltd.
  • In Field Study Evaluating Rates of TCE Biotransformation useing Carbon-Based Biostimulation Additive Alonve vs. Erdenhanced Combined with Zero Valient Iron (ZVI) – Presentation
    Kent Armstrong, TerraStryke Products LLC
  • Evaluating Routine Groundwater Parameters to Determine Site Specific Biostimulatory Formulations for Hydrocarbon Remediation – Presentation
    Amy Jimmo, University of Saskatchewan 
  • How Are Nitrogen Compounds Attenuating at Your Site? Implications for Site Remediation and Climate Change – Presentation
    Phil Dennis, SiREM
  • Enhanced Bioremediation of Contaminated Soils using Sustainable Soil Amendments – Presentation
    Jean Pare, Chemco

Natural Attenuation of Petroleum NAPLs (NSZD)

  • Correcting Common Misperceptions about Natural Source Zone Depletion – Presentation
    Andy Pennington, Arcadis 
  • Natural Source Zone Depletion of DNAPL: Is It A Thing? – Presentation
    Matt Rousseau, GHD 
  • New ASTM Standard Guide for Estimating Natural Attenuation Rates for NAPL in the Subsurface – Presentation
    Parisa Jourabchi, ARIS Environmental
  • Distinguishing Noise from Signal in the Measurement of Natural Source Zone Depletion (NSZD) Rates at Petroleum Contaminated Sites – Presentation
    Julio Zimbron, E-Flux, LLC
  • Estimating Time to Reach NSZD Endpoints – Using Active Remediation Analogs – Presentation
    Rick Ahlers, GEI Consultants 
  • Cumulative Effect of NSZD through Compositional Analysis – Presentation
    Liz Haack, Ecometrix

Indigenous Engagement and Consultation

  • Indigenous Engagement in Northern Construction Projects – Presentation
    Rob Yeomans, Parsons
    Jesse George, CIRNAC
  • ESG & First Nation Inclusion
    Jeremy Cheyne, West Earth Sciences Ltd
  • Supporting Indigenous Communities in Protection of Rights and the Environment – Presentation
    Melanie Daniels, Louis Bull Tribe
    Michelle Cotton, Solstice Environmental Management

Business Growth and Support

  • Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act and its Impact Environmental Consultants’ Business – Presentation
    Sean Parker, McLennan Ross
  • Fostering R-E-S-P-E-C-T in the Environmental Workplace – Presentation
    Michelle Heffernan, Trace Associates Inc. 
  • ESG, An Introduction to the Current State of the Movement – Presentation
    Randy Neumann, Element 

Alberta Environment and Alberta Energy Regulator Updates

  • AER: Overview of AER Record of Site Condition (RoSC) – Presentation
    Sara Blacklaws, Adrian Kerry and Matthew Stewart, Alberta Energy Regulator
  • Highlights of RoSC Data Analytics
    Sara Blacklaws, Adrian Kerry and Matthew Stewart, Alberta Energy Regulator
  • Supplemental Guidance on Site-Specific Risk Assessments in Alberta – Presentation
    Chris Chalk, Norman Sawatsky and Premee Mohamed, Alberta Environment and Parks
  • Guide to Excluding the Domestic Use Aquifer Based on Municipal Bylaws – Presentation
    Chris Chalk, Norman Sawatsky and Premee Mohamed, Alberta Environment and Park
  • Tier 1 and Tier 2 Updates – Presentation
    Chris Chalk, Norman Sawatsky and Premee Mohamed, Alberta Environment and Park