Contamination Incidents – Selection of Appropriate Remediation Technologies

With thousands of incidents of contamination occurring globally each year, the rapid selection of appropriate incident response and follow up treatment technologies is vital to ensure remediation goals are achieved to the correct standard, safely and in good time. Remediation technolgies range from the seemingly simple, excavation and disposal of contaminated material, to the more complex use of in-situ treatment techniques by chemical or biological methods. Understanding the pros and cons of each technique is the key to success and employing a contractor with appropriately trained and qualified staff is essential. It is important to ensure adequate resource has been allocated to plan the scheme. Obtaining enough initial data will greatly assist in avoiding common problems which can be experienced when conducting this type of work. For example, asigning additional resource for site investigation can avoid any unessessary waste disposal or treatment and reduce associated costs. In addition, a full undertstanding and characterisastion of the underlying soil, geology and groundwater regime will avoid selection of the incorrect technique which may lead to issues such as degradation of soil structure or encouraging contaminant migration which can have potentially catastrophic effects for neighbouring third parties, the environment, building structures or all three.

You can visit us at The Contamination Expo, Stand No: C9160. Andy Kyle will be speaking in Theatre 10 on Wednesday 27th September at 14.45pm.

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