Virtual RemTech 2020

October 14 & 15, 2020 - Online


(Click on “Presentation” or “Paper” to open the corresponding PDF document.)

Environmental Management

  • Well Blowout in Acheson Alberta, Emergency Response and Environmental ManagementPresentation
    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 BlendsPresentationPaper
    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 SitesPresentation
    Gordon Dinwoodie, Alberta Environment
  • Update on Alberta Environment Contaminated Sites InitiativesPresentation
    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 CanadaPresentation
    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 ActivitiesPresentation
    Dr. Nathalie Ross, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
  • Sorption Of An Oilsands Naphthenic Acid Mixture To Soils & Implications For Transport In Groundwater And Aquatic ToxicityPresentation
    Arash Janfada, University of Saskatchewan – Department of Civil & Geological Engineering

Hydrocarbon and Salt Contamination

  • Soil Remediation in Coarse Gravelly Soils: Challenges and Lessons LearnedPresentationPaper
    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, BCPresentationPaper
    Liliana Jerade, M.Eng., Jacques Whitford, Vancouver, BC
  • Research Relative to Land Application of Diesel Invert Drilling WastesPresentationPaper
    T.M. Macyk, Alberta Research Council Inc., Edmonton, AB
  • Remediation of a Former Sour Gas Plant in Central AlbertaPresentationPaper
    Candice Berezan, B.Sc., and Steve Taylor, P.Geol., Biogenie S.R.D.C., Calgary, AB
  • Engineered Soil Cover for Management of Salt Impacted SitesPresentationPaper
    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 SitePresentation
    Michael S. Wood, M.En.Sc., R.P.F. EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.,Calgary, AB
  • Please Hold the SaltPresentationPaper
    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 SymbiontsPresentationPaper
    Charles Greer, National Research Council, Ottawa, ON


  • Characterization of a Diesel-Contaminated Fractured Rock Aquifer and Development of a Nutrient-Flushing Remediation TechniquePresentation
    Michael Brown, M.Sc., P.Geol. Komex International Ltd., Calgary, AB
  • The Use of In-Situ Electrokinetics to Remediate Salt Impacted Soil and GroundwaterPresentation
    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 RemediationPresentation
    Gordon H. Bures, M.Eng., P.Eng, Frac Rite Environmental Ltd., Calgary, AB
  • In-Situ Biological Percolating System for the Treatment of Hydrocarbon Impacted GroundwaterPresentation
    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 CondensatePresentation
    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 PeroxidePresentation
    Yanjun (James) Chang, M.Sc., University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
  • Comparison of Biological Fouling Control Methods for an In-Situ Chlorinated Solvents Bioremediation SystemPresentationPaper
    Bert Buell, M.Sc. URS Corporation, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
  • Installation and Monitoring of the Waterloo EmitterPresentationPaper
    Doug Sweeney, M.Sc., P.Eng., and Ian Young, C.Tech, SEACOR Environmental, Edmonton, AB


  • Successful LNAPL Removal Using Air Sparge/Soil Vapour Extraction TechnologyPresentationPaper
    Lynda Smithard, P.Eng. and Jamie Natusch, P.Eng., URS, Vancouver, BC
  • Investigation and Remediation Strategies for a DNAPL Impacted Site in Stratified SoilsPresentationPaper
    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)PresentationPaper
    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 LimitPresentation
    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 AssessmentPresentation
    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 NeighbourhoodPresentationPaper
    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 AquiferPresentationPaper
    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 AttenuationPresentation
    James Armstrong, B.A.Sc, Komex International Ltd., Calgary, AB
    Kevin Biggar, Ph.D., University of Alberta
  • Techniques Used to Evaluate Potential LNAPL MobilityPresentationPaper
    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 WastePresentationPaper
    Dr. Michael Silsbee, RJ LeeGroup, Inc., Monroeville, PA, USA
  • Development of a Cast Stone Formulation for Hanford Tank WastesPresentationPaper
    Dr. Boyd Clark, RJ LeeGroup, Inc., Monroeville, PA, USA
  • Solidification / Stabilization Treatment Technology for Remediation of Canadian SitesPresentation
    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 WastePresentationPaper
    Nandana Perera, M.Sc., P.Eng., Stantec Consulting Ltd., Calgary, AB


  • Thermal Remediation of Tar-contaminated Soil and Oil-contaminated GravelPresentationPaper
    Jinsheng Wang, CANMET Energy Technology Centre (CETC), Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Sulfolane Impacted Soil and Groundwater Treatability StudyPresentationPaper
    Vladimir Agatonovic, P. Geol., CCEP, EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., Calgary, AB
  • Thermal Desorption Remediation in Relation to LandfilI Disposal at Isolated Sites in Northern AlbertaPresentationPaper
    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 SitePresentationPaper
    B.J. Min, M.Eng., P. Eng. and G. Clyde, P.Biol., Jacques Whitford, Calgary, AB
  • Drilling Sump Restoration in Santa Maria Valey, CaliforniaPresentationPaper
    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 RemediationPresentationPaper
    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 TerritoriesPresentationPaper
    Guillaume Bedard, Biogenie S.R.D.C., Calgary, AB
  • Remediation of Coal Waste Pile in Union Bay, B.C.PresentationPaper
    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 CoversPresentationPaper
    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 RemediationPresentationPaper
    Dr. Allen Apblett, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA


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