RSK - International symposium: Remediation techniques: Successfully proven, innovative and cost saving

RSK IS PLEASED TO INVITE YOU TO ITS INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: REMEDIATION TECHNIQUES: SUCCESSFULLY PROVEN, INNOVATIVE AND COST SAVING

AT THE LAMOT CONGRESS AND HERITAGE CENTRE, MECHELEN, BELGIUM, THURSDAY, 7 FEBRUARY 2019

The remediation of contaminated sites is essential to enable many landowners to manage liability and create value. Using innovative techniques can create significant cost savings. This symposium will show the science behind the techniques and the successes achieved in different industries.

Our international research and development department with top experts in the field make it possible for us to provide a variety of techniques.

RSK will present the newest techniques for biological and other types of remediation with the support of international expert speakers from

  • SGS’s competence centre for PFOS/PFAS in Antwerp
  • HMVT
  • Greensoil
  • iFLUX
  • CSU Ventures (Colorado State University, E-flux technology)
  • RemedX.

The moderator of this event will be Prof. dr. ir. Willy Verstraete, an internationally recognised environmental specialist. Since 2014, Professor Verstraete has been on the list of highly cited researchers, as several of his papers are in the top 1% most cited papers in his field. He is also an inspired speaker, so we are proud to have him as our event moderator.

Agenda

08:30–09:00 

Welcome with coffee and cake

09:00–09:20 

Welcome by Nigel Board, RSK Europe and Stefan Bangels, RSK Benelux

09:20–09:40 

Introduction by Professor Verstraete

PFOS/PFAS

09:40–10:00 

PFAS source area contamination, investigation and remediation by Paul Verhaagen, HMVT

10:00–10:20 

PFAS compound approach, actual status: Do’s and don’ts by Luc De Ren, SGS

10:20–10:40 

PFAS in Germany – Knowledge and research needs by Michael Schubert, RSK Germany

10:40–11:00 

Break

Biological treatment

11:00–11:30  

Proven biological treatment to remediate MTBE/TBA and other exotic contaminants such as phthalates, dioxane and chloroform, Martin Slooijer and John Dijk, GreenSoil

11:30–11:50 

Petroleum natural source zone depletion (NSZD): Geochemical processes and measurement methodologies to quantify natural attenuation at refineries, depots, etc. by Julio Zimbron, E-flux

11:50–12:10 

A new technology to determine the mass flux of an existing contamination: An important tool in the risk assessment of MNA by Tim Op ‘t Eyndt and Goedele Verreydt, iFlux

12:10–12:30 

Agfa-Gevaert (BE): 40,000 t soil: >99,5 % concentration reduction; complete biological treatment (soil, water and air) by Marijke Van Camp, RSK Benelux

12:30–13:30 

Lunch

Remediation techniques

13:30–13:50 

In situ steam-enhanced DPE for the removal of high viscosity oils – UK by Felipe Couto, RemedX

13:50–14:10 

New technology to remediate high concentrations of heavy metals (up to 1 million ppb) for cost saving of €1.2–7 by Véronique Christoffels, RSK Europe

14:10–14:30 

Behaviour of LNAPLs or statistical tools to predict the end of remediation, by Lars Van Passel, RSK Benelux

14:30–14:50

Environmental forensics: oil spill – When you need to be sure (source–contaminant relation) by Arnout Laureys, SGS

14:50–15:00  

Break

Examples of successful remediation projects

15:00–15:20 

Grassmoor tar lagoons remediation (biological treatment), UK, for cost savings of more than €10 million by Pete Findon, RemedX

15:20–15:40 

Remediation of a CrVI and CAH groundwater plume with an area of 70 ha under 150 houses by injecting molasses – 15 years later by Alex Ectors, RSK Benelux

15:40–16:00 

Reducing costs by quantifying natural source zone depletion processes in risk-based remediation by Michael Schubert, RSK Germany

16:00–16:20  

An innovative approach to SVE remediation, France by Felipe Couto, RemedX

16:20–16:40

Summary by Prof Verstraete

16:40–17:00  

Final words by Nigel Board and Stefan Bangels

17:00–19:00 

Networking event with drinks and appetisers

The conference costs €100 to attend; details are included on the booking form. Places are limited but your reservation is guaranteed once payment is received.

Register here to book: https://secure.rsk.co.uk/remediation-techniques/

 

A certificate of attendance will be issued after the conference that can be used as evidence of continuing professional development with agreement from your member organisation.

 

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Contactgegevens

RSK Benelux
Sittardlaan 34 (maatschappelijke zetel)
3500 Hasselt

Datum

07/02/2019