ERM - Environmental Resources Management
Mr. Jay Dablow is a Technical Fellow with ERM. He has 42 years of environmental and geotechnical experience with site investigation and remediation projects. As a Technical Fellow, he supports global implementation of bench- and pilot-scale testing, feasibility studies, engineering cost evaluations and full scale implementation of aggressive thermal and in situ enhancement technologies. A member of ERM’s Remediation Technology Group, Mr. Dablow is an industry-recognized expert in developing and implementing thermally enhanced, in situ oxidation, and metals stabilization remediation systems. He is a worldwide expert in the design, monitoring and full scale implementation of in situ thermal remediation systems using steam injection, hot air injection, electric resistance heating, thermal conductive heating and radio frequency heating.
PLATFORM PRESENTER - Thermal Treatment: It's Cookout Time
Thermally Enhanced Biodegradation
In situ thermal remediation (ISTR) is a demonstrated approach for rapid and successful clean-up of NAPL source zones. However, at many sites some dissolved phase contamination can remain associated with the source zones after completion of ISTR. Use of biodegradation processes to “polish” remaining dissolved mass in heated groundwater is a current area of research which spans from evaluating the effect of heat on the release of electron donor from naturally occurring organic material (for reductive dechlorination) to determining the optimal temperature required to promote growth of key organisms (for natural source zone depletion). This presentation will present two case studies that incorporate evaluation of bioremediation processes following implementation of steam enhanced extraction (SEE).