From Concept to Completion –
We Have It All

The 2018 Battelle Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds was a great success. We would like to take this time to thank all who interacted with the Cascade team. We enjoyed seeing familiar faces and meeting new environmental professionals - all eager to share exciting new developments in site characterization and remediation. Our team is eager to continue the conversation and collaborate with you at any stage of your project lifecycle - from concept to completion.

With Cascade you have:

  • Access to a wide range of sophisticated drilling and field technology applications to support you in any project phase;
  • The expertise on your side to properly implement the right combination of technologies in the field and deliver the best possible performance; and,
  • The convenience of a simplified purchasing process by partnering with a highly regarded national provider with the most comprehensive in-house suite of services.


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Platform Presentations

Author/Presenter: Mike Rossi
Title: Application of a PFAS Mobile Laboratory Enables Dynamic Work Strategies at PFAS Site
Session: A5: Advances in the Analysis of PFAS
Schedule:  April 11  10:05am

Author/Presenter:  Gorm Heron
Title:  Combining ERH and TCH for more Effective Remediation – Don’t Restrict your ROD or RFP to A Single Heating Technology
Session: D2: Big Data, Data Mining, and Portfolio Optimization
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Title:If You Have all the Thermal Tools – How Do You Pick the Best One for a Site?
Session: B1: Thermal Remediation Designs & Best Practices

Title: Treatment of TCE to 30 Meters in Fractured Granite – How to Close a Site When You Cannot Drill and Sample the Rock
E2: Managing/Remediating Chlorinated Solvent Impacts at Fractured Bedrock Sites
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Author/Presenter: Alyson Fortune

Title: Bench- and Pilot-Scale Studies: Worthwhile Tools in Optimizing Thermal Remediation Approaches

Session: B1: Thermal Remediation Designs & Best Practices

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Author/Presenter:  Jim Galligan
Title:  Bringing State-of-the-Art Technology to a Developing Country: A Capacity Building and Knowledge Transfer Success Story.
I1: Advancing Environmental Science & Remediation in Vietnam

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Author/Presenter: Deb Schnell
Title:  Delivery of a Permeable Injection Network for Enhanced Reductive Dechlorination Treatment:Adapting to Site Challenges
C3: innovative & Optimized Delivery Methods

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Authors/Presenters: Dora Taggart (Microbial Insights), Rob D’Anjou (Cascade)
Title:  Monitoring the Impacts and Effectiveness of Electrical Resistance Heating Combined with Enhanced Bioremediation
C2: Heat-enhanced Remediation

Schedule:  April 9  12:10 - 4:20pm

Poster Presentations

Author/Presenter: Peter Palko
Title:  Geochemical Fixation of Hexavalent Chromium Site Resulting in Expedited Remediation and Significant Reduction in Liability and Cost Savings
G9: Managing Chromium-Contaminated Sites Poster Group 2

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Author/Presenter: Deb Schnell
Title:  Utilization of Innovative Methods to Design and Install a ZVI-PRB Using Vertical Inclusion Propagation to Intercept a Chlorinated Plume
C3:  Innovative & Optimized Delivery Methods 

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Author/Presenter: Robert D'Anjou
Title:  Site Characterization and Visualization: Reducing Costs by Designing More Efficient ISTR Systems
B1: Thermal Remediation Designs & Best Practices Poster Group 1

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Author/Presenter:Robert D'Anjou
Title:  Thin Treatment Depths: A Thorn in Thermal’s Side
B1: Thermal Remediation Designs & Best Practices Poster Group 1

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Author/Presenter: Mike Rossi
Title:  Application of a PFAS Mobile Laboratory Enables Dynamic Work Strategies at PFAS Site
A5: Advances in Analysis of Per-and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) Poster Group 1

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Authors/Presenters: Brian Wight (AECOM), Eric Moskal (Cascade), Bob Kelley (Cascade)
Title:  arge-Scale Remediation of TCE Using Abiotic Degradation with ZVI and Enhanced Biological Degradation
B6: In Situ Chemical Remediation Poster Group 1

Schedule:  April 9  4:30 - 6:30pm

Authors/Presenters: Rowan Thompson (GEI Consultants Inc), Gorm Heron (Cascade)
Title:  Thermally-Enhanced Natural Attenuation of VOCs: Two Years after In Situ Thermal Remediation
C2: Heat-Enhanced Remediation Poster Group 1

Schedule:  April 9  4:30 - 6:30pm

  Learning Labs

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Author/Presenter: Eliot Cooper

Title:  Better Distribution of In Situ Amendments in Groundwater
through Better Real-Time Control of Injection

Description: This technology demonstration will demonstrate to participants that improvements to injection technology are in development and they can determine where and how to best apply to their sites.  It will also provide participants with a great understanding of limitations with current injection approaches which allow them to direct more focus to control these issues when traditional injection is utilized.

Schedule:  April 9  1:00pm - 1:25pm (this is an outside demonstration, presented in front of the Convention Center on the esplanade.

Our staff will also be available at the demonstration throughout the week, stop by to learn more

Author/Presenter: Mike Rossi

Title: WaterlooAPSTM Aquifer Profiling Demonstration

Description: This demo provides environmental consultants with an understanding of the capabilities, procedures and benefits associated with the the Waterloo Advanced Profiling System (WaterlooAPS) Several modifications have been made to this tooling over the last several years to provide additional data collection streams and to improve the efficiency of the overall data collection system.  The WaterlooAPS is a direct push groundwater sampling tool that has been modified to incorporate additional technologies into the tooling platform. These technologies include: 1) an injection logging tool for hydrostratigraphic measurements (index of hydraulic conductivity, Ik); 2) downhole pressure transducer for hydraulic head measurements; 3) electrical conductivity; and 4) Ultra Violet Optical Screening Tool (UVOST). The lab will cover an overview of the technologies, the rationale for tool selection and how these data can be used to support dynamic high resolution site characterizations and the development of conceptual site models.

Schedule:  April 10  1:00 - 1:25pm

  Short Course

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Presenter: Steffen Griepke

Title: Remediation of Contaminant Mass in Low-Permeability Materials

Session:  Sunday, April 8 |  8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Instructors:
    • Steffen Griepke, TerraTherm
    • James Wang, Geosyntec
    • Gary Wealthall, Ph.D, Geosyntec
    • David Gent, Ph.D, P.E. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
  • Description:
    • In this short course, instructors will touch on the following:
      • Overview of challenges and benefits of addressing contaminant sources in low-permeability settings
      • Conceptual site model development for sites with low-permeability zones
      • Modeling of low-permeability and complex geology to support remedial design
      • Fracturing-facilitated in situ remediation
      • Electrokinetic-enhanced delivery of amendments for in situ remediations
      • In situ thermal remediation technologies

  In-booth demos


Demo #1

Advanced Data Management and Visualization Technologies by Kerry Stonestreet

A comprehensive Conceptual Site Model (CSM) is essential throughout the project life cycle.  From concept to completion, we will demonstrate how data integration and analysis technologies are used to build dynamic CSMs and the value realized during each project phase.

Demo #2

Thermal Data Management System by Gorm Heron & Steffen Griepke

Data management is not just a bunch of numbers thrown into a database for a nerdy data manager to review.  Instead, it is the collected field data on remediation projects, in this case, thermal projects, that helps support operational changes, optimize the remedy and ensure a successful outcome.  In this demo, we invite you into the world of a thermal data manager where we will connect with a live site to look at energy balance data, digest the mass removal data, and real-time temperature data to discuss what they reveal about the progress and success of the remedy.

Demo #3

GeoSierra’s Vertical Inclusion Propagation (VIP) Process by Deb Schnell

The VIP process allows controlled vertical inclusions by mechanical separation of the formation through dilation of a vertical casing to initiate the inclusion along an azimuth followed by injection of a food grade guar carrying the designed ZVI or sand loading.  Join us for a mixing demonstration of guar with iron or sand to see this process in action.

Demo #4

Cascade’s New Smart Injection Manifold by Eliot Cooper and Dan Caputo

We will first compare the traditional injection manifold versus the next-gen manifold by:

  • Outlining the differences and advantages of each piece of equipment from the flow control, flow and pressure measurement
  • Outlining benefits of the whole system

Next, we will provide a demonstration of the control and data logging capabilities by:

  • Interfacing with the laptop application and the widescreen display.
  • Demonstrating the injection operator interface, the streaming data output, and the printable injection log output

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