Contamination Expo Theatre Hall 21

Theatre Hall 21

Please note - the following seminars are from 2018

Wednesday 12th September

Thursday 13th September


11.00 - 11.30

Rebecca Kite

The future of alternatively powered freight

To give an industry perspective of the realistic prospects for alternatively powered vans and trucks (further information coming soon).


11.45 - 12.15

Adam Sokolowski

The Anatomy of a Brownfield Specialist

This talk will examine the anatomy of a brownfield professional. Adam will profile the broad skill sets applied by brownfield specialists today and consider the needs of the future. He will also debate how we must upskill the brownfield professionals of tomorrow. This talk will introduce the Institution of Environmental Sciences, exploring their role within the sector, both in promoting best practice and CPD.


12.30 - 13.00

Hazel Davidson

Innovations in Laboratory Testing

A review of recent developments in laboratory methodologies, including lower detection limits, improvements in GCMS (3D chromatography), automated sample preparation, and the measurement of respirable asbestos fibres in respirable dust.


13.15 - 13.45

Peter Dumble

Groundwater remediation: real-time monitoring of oxidizing reagent depletion

This case history demonstrates how real-time high-resolution monitoring of groundwater quality improved the management and control of a chlorinated solvent remediation programme deploying oxidizing reagents. Changes in TDS, pH, DO and ORP in a 6-month period following injection provided evidence of: (1) the immediate impact on groundwater quality; (2) the time when the oxidising agent was spent; and (3) the trend in water quality as it reverted to pre-injection conditions.


14.00 - 14.30

Goran Erak

Advanced Geosynthetic Solutions for Contaminated Land Remediation

Geosynthetic materials are widely used in all civil engineering and environmental containment applications. Typically products are developed for a specific function like waterproofing, filtering, separation, protection, drainage or reinforcement. Advanced geocomposite systems are specifically designed to perform multiple functions in order to enable cost effective solutions and safe remediation of contaminated land.


14.45 - 15.15

Andrew East

Advanced Micro bacterial solutions in the Bioremediation of Hydrocarbons

Andrew will be discussing the recent advances in micro-bacteria developed specifically for the Bio remediation of Hydrocarbons. This discussion will encompass a range of industry applications where this has been utilised with ground breaking results and third-party testing. The benefits of these advances will be highlighted to encourage the use as a value option in the treatment of hydrocarbon contaminated land both in situ and ex situ scenarios.


15.30 - 16.00

Aubrey Calderwood

Using Tax Incentives to Encourage the Redevelopment of Contaminated Land

With developers now mindful of the Government’s “Brownfield First” policy when identifying land suitable for development, more consideration must be given to building on contaminated sites that would previously have been uneconomic to develop. This seminar covers details of the of the current fiscal incentives available to help companies with the clean-up costs of such sites and examines the effectiveness of these incentives as a stimulus for development.