Virtual RemTech 2020

October 14 & 15, 2020 - Online


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Pre-Conference Workshops

Facilities – End of Life: Decommissioning, Abatement and Demolition Workshop

  • Introduction of WorkshopPresentation
    Don Jakul, PHH ARC Environmental
  • Hazardous Materials SurveyPresentation
    Paul Hammond, PHH ARC Environmental
  • Managing SafetyPresentation
    Michelle Grignon, Shell Canada Energy, Waterton Project
  • Hazardous Materials AbatementPresentation
    Jason Kruczko, Quantum Murray
  • From Turnaround to TeardownPresentation
    Mark White, P.Eng., Nexen

Sustainable Remediation in Canada

Conference Technical Sessions

Quebec Perspective

  • In-Situ Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvents – Case StudyPresentation
    René Filion, Connestoga-Rovers & Associates
  • Ex-Situ Soil Washing – Achieving Effective Mass Reduction for Organic Contaminant in Soil via the use of a Co solvent/Surfactant ProcessPresentation
    Jean Paré, Chemco Inc.
  • Optimization of Soil and Groundwater Remediation at a Former Gas Station and Adjacent Properties, Using a Combination of In Situ and Ex Situ TechnologiesPresentation
    Guy Lavoie , LVM
  • MCEBR’s Approach to Innovative Treatment Technology Demonstration Projects – Case Study: Treatment of Soil Contaminated by PHCs and PAHs Leftover from the Petroleum Industry Decommissioning in the East End of MontrealPresentation
    Josée Méthot, Montreal Centre of Excellence in Brownfields Rehabilitation

Sustainable Remediation

  • Green vs. Sustainable Remediation and Its Evolution Around the WorldPresentation
    Dave Woodward, AECOM & Board of Trustees SURF
  • The Varied Landscape of Tools for Green & Sustainable RemediationPresentation
    Justin Kelley, AECOM
  • GoldSET©-CN-SR: An Innovative Sustainable Development Decision Support Tool Adapted to CN’s NeedsPresentation
    François Beaudoin, Golder Associates
  • Green Remediation & Contaminated Sites Risk Management Best Practices: A Framework for Evaluating Sustainable Remedial OptionsPresentation
    Anju Wicke, Hemmera
  • What is Sustainable Remediation? Answers from Recent North American and European literaturePresentation
    Ken Lyon, WorleyParson
  • Phytoremediation of Petroleum and Salt Impacted Soils: Using Scientifically Based Green Technologies to Successfully Meet Generic Tier 1 StandardsPresentation
    Bruce M. Greenberg, University of Waterloo
  • Revitalizing Weak Soils and Improving Site Revegetation with Biotics: Erosion Control and Remediation in the Mining IndustryPresentation
    Mark Myrowich, Verdyol Plant Research


  • UV Fluorescence of Heavy Petroleum Hydrocarbons – Results from Field TestsPresentation Part 1 Presentation Part 2
    Chris Swyngedouw, Exova
  • Petroleum Hydrocarbon Tier 2 Remediation Guideline Calculation SoftwarePresentation
    Sunita Ranganathan, Equilibrium Environmental
  • On-Site Remediation Approach for a Former Petrochemical PlantPresentation
    Jason Christensen, Keystone Environmental
  • Remediation and Closure of a Former Oilfield Land Treatment Facility Using Alberta Environment Draft Tier 2 ECO-Contact GuidelinesPresentation
    Kathryn Bessie, EBA
  • The Remediation Benefits of a Tier 2 Evaluation for a Hydrocarbon Contaminated Site in Calgary, AlbertaPresentation
    Ginger Rogers, AECOM Canada Ltd.
  • Precise Determination of Salt Impacted Soil on an Oilfield Site using 3D Salt Imaging in combination with Dual Tube Soil SamplingPresentation
    Sean T. Clarke, KiNiLau Physics Inc.
  • Occurrence of Polar Organic Compounds in Groundwater Resulting from Biodegradation – Implications for Petroleum Site Investigations and RemediationPresentation
    Stephen Munzar, Hemmera


  • Investigating Background Groundwater Quality at Contaminated Sites – A Hydrogeochemical ApproachPresentation
    Stephen Munzar, Hemmera
  • Sustained-Release Permanganate: Reactive Barriers for Green and Sustainable RemediationPresentation
    Pamela J. Dugan, Carus Remediation Technologies
  • Pilot Testing of Carbon Dioxide Sparging for Caustic Groundwater in a Coastal AquiferPresentation
    Lynda Smithard, McCue Environmental
  • Enhanced Reductive Dechlorination to Treat PCE and TCE in a Deep Gravel AquiferPresentation
    Steven R. Hammer, SLR International Corp

British Columbia Perspective

  • Risk Management of Contaminated Sites and Landfills within a Road Right-of-WayPresentation
    Claire Lewis, Hemmera
  • Vapour Intrusion in High Density DevelopmentPresentation
    Mark Adamson, Golder Associates
  • Risk Management of Mercury Contamination during Oceanfront Park DevelopmentPresentation
    Greg Quandt, Hemmera on behalf of Squamish Oceanfront Development Corporation
  • Remediation and Risk Management of Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contamination in Freshwater SedimentsPresentation
    Tiona Todoruk, WorleyParsons

Netherlands Perspective

  • Urban Redevelopment – Brownfield RegenerationPresentation
    Hans van Duijne, Deltares – Netherlands Soil Partnership
  • Bioremediation of Soils Contaminated with Chlorinated HydrocarbonsPresentation
    Aleida de Vos van Steenwijk, Bioclear BV
  • “A Triple Win”: A Higher Recovery Rate, a Reduced Viscosity and a Cleaner Rresidue. “All in One Go”Presentation
    Pol Knops, Innovation Concepts B.V.
  • Dutch Approach to Water InnovationPresentation
    Aleid Diepeveen, Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), Innovation Office for Water Technology


  • Oxidant Dispersal in Tight Clay Formations using EK-OX TechnologyPresentation
    Jason Beaudin, Ground Effects Environmental Services
  • Source Control of Solvents Using Jet Grout Containment WallPresentation
    Loris Bertoncello, WorleyParson
  • Common Questions About Chemical Oxidation Using Modified Fenton’s Reagent with Case Study AnswersPresentation
    Jevins Waddell, Trium Environmental
  • Enhanced TCE DNAPL Mass Removal through Surfactant and Polyphosphate-Enhanced Permanganate OxidationPresentation
    Pamela J. Dugan, Carus Remediation Technologies


  • Investigation into the Treatment of Co-Mingled Saline-Hydrocarbon Affected Soil and GroundwaterPresentation
    Gordon Bures , Frac Rite Environmental
  • Wellsite Salt Remediation: Subsoil Salinity Tool vs. Site-Specific Salt Risk Assessment?Presentation
    Erik Martin, CH2M Hill
  • Progress Toward Updated Subsoil SAR Remediation Guidelines Below the Root-ZonePresentation
    Greg Huber, Equilibrium Environmental
  • A Review of Three Methods to Delienate Salt Impacts in SoilPresentation
    Mayson Abraham, Marquis Alliance

Risk Management & Assessment

  • Environmental Liability from Chemical Contamination at Oil and Gas Exploration and Production SitesPresentation
    Marc Cameron, Hemmera
  • Aquifer Protection: Risk Management and Engineered Controls as an Alternative to RemediationPresentation
    Julie Burghardt, Golder Associates
  • Old Clyde River Town: Site Assessment and Human Health & Ecological Risk Assessment for Remediation – Case StudyPresentation
    Kamran Faisal, Stantec Consulting
  • Expectations and Challenges for Risk Based Closure of Upstream Crown Leases in N.E. British ColumbiaPresentation
    Craig Harris, AECOM
  • Mapping Weathered Subsurface Bedrock Using Traditional Logging, geophysics and Downhole Camera in Central AlbertaPresentation
    Ole Mrklas ,ConocoPhillips
  • Challenges Facing Secondary Emergency RespondersPresentation
    Garry Chan, Stantec Consulting
  • Professional Certification in the Contaminated Sites IndustryPresentation
    Elizabeth Watterworth, ECO Canada

Interesting Locations

  • Innovative Hudson River Habitat RestorationPresentation
    Todd Schwendeman, AECOM
  • Determination of PAHs in Groundwater at a Former Coal Gasification Plant Using Polyethylene Passive SamplersPresentation
    Bryan Chubb, Maxxam Analytics
  • The First Canadian Arctic Remediation of a Petroleum Hydrocarbon and Salt Affected Historical Drilling Sump (Unipkat I-22)Presentation
    Jeff Whitter, Klohn Crippen Berger
  • Medicine Hat Phosphogypsum Stack Capping Project – A Method to Manage Tailings Pond DepositsPresentation
    Don Davies, Stantec Consulting


  • Age Dating a Heating Oil Release: Investigations into Liability Ownership Following a Spill and Associated ReclamationPresentation
    Detlef (Deib) Birkholz, ALS Environmental
  • Overview of ITRC’s New Guidance on S/S Performance StandardsPresentation
    Charles Wilk, CETCO Contracting Services Company
  • Remedial Excavation of Metals-Contaminated Sediment and Creek RestorationPresentation
    Melissa Hamilton, Dillon Consulting
  • 3D Conceptual Site Model Development using Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) for Optimisation of Remedial DesignPresentation
    Steve Hardy, WorleyParsons

Landfill & Municipal

  • Case Study: Installing Landfill Gas Controls within a Redeveloped Inactive LandfillPresentation
    Marc Adams, City of Calgary
  • Case Study: The New Science Centre 2011 Project, TELUS World of Science Design Optimization of an Active Sub Slab Depressurization System to Mitigate Vapour Intrusion (VI) of Methane Gas from Former City of Calgary LandfillPresentation
    Sean Ezekiel, AMEC Environment & Infrastructure
  • Remediation of a Sand Aquifer beneath Residential/ Commercial Properties Using a Multi-Phase Extraction (MPE) SystemPresentation
    Dele Akinnola, Stantec Consulting


  • Two LNAPL Mobility Assessments: A Coarse Grained Site in British Columbia and a Fine Grained Site in AlbertaPresentation
    Douglas A. Sweeney, SLR Consulting (Canada) Limited
  • Remediation of a Fuel Release in Steeply-Sloping Terrain Adjacent to a RiverPresentation
    Francis Galbraith, SNC-Lavalin Environment
  • Advanced Application of Laser-induced Fluorescence for Delineation of Treatment Zones for LNAPL TreatmentPresentation
    Tom Palaia, CH2M Hill