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  • First State-funded cleanup using electrical resistivity heating technology

    The Remediation and Redevelopment Division (RRD) completed remediation at a former dry cleaning facility in the city of Owosso using electrical resistivity heating (ERH) technology. Electrical resistivity heating is an in­situ electrical heating technology that uses electricity and applies it into the ground through electrodes. The resistance of the electricity traveling through the ground ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • In Situ Thermal Remediation of DNAPL and LNAPL Using Resistance Heating

    Electrical resistance heating (ERH) is an in situ thermal treatment for soil and groundwater remediation that can reduce the time to clean up volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from years to months. The technology is now mature enough to provide site owners with both performance and financial certainty in their site-closure process. The ability of the technology to remediate soil and groundwater ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Prominant developer chooses cetco gas vapor barrier for chromium protection case study

    Project: Droyers Point Location: Jersey City, NJ Products: Liquid Boot® Gas Vapor Mitigation System Background: During the summer of 2004, construction commenced on a multi-family housing plan, developed by K. Hovnanian Homes. This 23-acre Brownfield redevelopment project included 30 new three-story townhouse buildings ...


    By CETCO

  • CETCO vapor mitigation system chosen as voc protection barrier for school campus case study

    Project: Mott Haven School Location: Bronx, NY Products: Liquid Boot® Gas Vapor Mitigation System Background: The Mott Haven School Campus was to be built on a former manufacturing site with residual contaminants in the soil. Challenge: The site for the school development underwent a series of ...


    By CETCO

  • Enhanced Removal of Separate Phase Viscous Fuel by Electrical Resistance Heating and multi phase Extraction

    Abstract A floating hydrocarbon plume at a manufacturing facility in Georgia was remediated using electrical resistance heating (ERH) and multi-phase extraction. The hydrocarbon was a specialty fuel similar to kerosene or diesel fuel. Initially, hydrocarbon covered an area of 4900 ft2 (500 m2) and was up to l0 ft (3 m) thick, with most wells containing 1-3 ft (0.5-1 m) of hydrocarbon. ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Removing CVOCs under a building equals increased property value tucker, Georgia

    TRS Group, Inc. (TRS) worked as a subcontractor to Brown and Caldwell to remediate five chlorinated volatile organic contaminant (CVOC) source areas in the soil under a manufacturing building. To accomplish this, Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) remediation, it was necessary to place over 70 electrodes and vapor recovery wells through the main floor of the facility and to use angled electrodes ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Chemical storage buildings isolate hazardous liquids and minimize damage from spills

    The improper storage of corrosives and flammable liquids is the leading cause of spills that can result in damage to facilities and impact worker safety. One of the most effective practices to help minimize damage from chemical spills is to isolate the various chemical hazards. Since knowledge of chemical compatibility is critical, it is important to understand that there are two major types of ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Indianapolis, Indiana - CVOC remediation adjacent to occupied building with sheet pile electrodes - Case Study

    Standard Fixed Price Remediation of TCE and VC in soil and groundwater Project Summary TRS Group, Inc. (TRS) provided a Standard Fixed Price Remediation (SFPR) of trichioroethene (TCE) and vinyl chloride (VC) in soil and groundwater using Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) for AECOM at a confidential site located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Unique aspects of ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Retro-Coat™ Achieves Site Closure by Meeting Environmental Screening Levels Case Study

    Lombard Street Retrofit – San Francisco, CA Retro-Coat™ (patent pending) was selected to mitigate vapor intrusion within a structure built in 1907 that had been impacted by both a former underground storage tank and a local dry cleaner. Indoor air samples taken prior to application showed chlorinated solvent-based PCE and TCE levels above the ...

  • Owosso MI - Guaranteed PCE remediation under active restaurant - Case Study

    First Michigan state-funded cleanup using electrical resistivity heating technology and a guaranteed project. Background The site is a former dry cleaner that had operated for more than 20 years. The dry cleaning operations left residual perchloroethylene (PCE) contamination in the soil and groundwater and a building was constructed on the site without ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Vaccu.Lan for Green

    You're building a 'green' science building, and some of your laboratories require vacuum support. How do you provide vacuum for those labs? You can't use an oil-sealed rotary vane vacuum pumps in the labs. The oil mist would contaminate the laboratory air, and the noise pollution makes the working environment unpleasant. The pump oil would quickly be contaminated by biological and chemical ...

  • Evaporator concentrates brine pond for about 1 cent per gallon

    The Facility Eagle-Picher Industries has an 8-acre hazardous waste surface impoundment pond at its Electro-Optics Division plant in Quapaw, Oklahoma. The Problem By the time Eagle-Picher contacted Aqua-Chem ICD, the impoundment pond had been in use for more than 20 years and contained more than 5 million gallons. Environmental regulation required the plant ...

  • Cape Canaveral, Florida - ERH Remediation of TCE DNAPL - Case Study

    Early technology demonstration of ERH used to remediate TCE DNAPL The Interagency DNAPL Consortium (IDC) representing the U.S. EPA, NASA, DoE, DoD, and U.S. Air Force conceived a demonstration to test three technologies for DNAPL remediation. The Technical Advisory Group (TAG), consisting of nationally known experts in the field of DNAPL remediation, conducted the technology ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Springfield, MO - TCE remediation in bedrock - Case Study

    Remediation of TCE at Former Industrial Manufacturing Facility Confidential Client — Springfield, Missouri Project Summary TRS, as a subcontractor to Stantec, designed, installed and operated an electrical resistance heating (ERH) system at a former industrial manufacturing facility in Springfield, Missouri. TCE in soil was ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Remediation of TCE NAPL in active Alleyway Arlington, Texas - Case Study

    Project Summary TRS Group, Inc. (TRS) completed a standard Fixed Price Remediation (SFPR) of trichioroethene (TCE) in soil in Arlington, TX using electrical resistance heating (ERH) in 2012, The system incorporated 19 electrodes with horizontal vapor recovery (VR) wells to treat a soil volume of approximately 4,155 cubic yards (yd3) located between two active buildings. Active ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Case Study - TCE Source Area Remediation at a Former Manufacturing Facility Confidential Client – Western Connecticut

    Project Summary TRS Group, Inc. (TRS), as a subcontractor to AECOM, completed a Standard Fixed Price Remediation (SFPR) of trichloroethene (TCE) in groundwater in Western Connecticut using Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH). The objective of the ERH project was to achieve the prescribed remediation goal for dissolved TCE in groundwater within the treatment volume. The system ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • A Cost-Effective Approach to Explosion Consequence Modeling

    Failure to identify and mitigate explosion hazards is a persistent cause of industrial accidents, impacting sites ranging from fertilizer storage facilities to refineries. While some explosion consequence assessments are performed to comply with regulatory requirements or industry-specific process safety standards, in many cases the potential for loss of life and property damage is overlooked ...

  • Tacoma, Washington - Well 12A superfund site - Case Study

    Combined Remedies for DNAPL Remediation Project Summary TRS Group, Inc. (TRS) teamed with KEMRON and AMEC, under KEMRON's U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USAGE) Environmental Remediation Services Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC), to perform electrical resistance heating (ERH) for the remediation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the vadose zone ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Case study - Chlorinated groundwater treatment

    Problem A Fortune 50 company implemented a remedial project to collect and treat polluted groundwater from a site in Central New York, preventing the mitigation of impacted groundwater from flowing into local waterways. An engineering and construction firm was hired to design and build an effective, efficient groundwater treatment system. Collection of the polluted water would be done ...

  • Is Your Steam Cleaning Equipment Geared for Chewing Gum Removal?

    Chewing gum removal is one of the more arduous tasks faced by contractors today. However, with the right gum removing machines, you could be earning potentially thousands of dollars per day. Gum removal is big business. Malls, shopping complexes, office buildings, hotels, amusement parks, and theaters spend thousands of dollars on removing chewing gum wads from their premises. How do you get ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

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