Contamination Expo Theatre Hall 23

Theatre Hall 23

Please note - the following seminars are from 2018

Wednesday 12th September

Thursday 13th September


11.00 - 11.30

James Hewetson-Brown

Wildflowers – The Superheroes of Bioengineering!

The seminar will highlight the benefits wildflowers bring to bioengineering, soil reinforcement and pollution mitigation. It will investigate how they stabilise soil and deliver biodiversity for the benefit of wildlife, people and regulatory requirements! Case studies include practical ways to add engineering materials such as Enkazon and Bidim to Wildflower Turf. The session will give an understanding of why wildflowers must be considered for any civil engineering project.


11.45 - 12.15

Will Fardon

Laboratory Testing – A New Approach to Lab Testing

The benefits of a more collaborative approach to lab testing looking at Environmental Forensics and adaptable techniques.


12.30 - 13.00

Joanne Kwan

The first UK mobile APP for asbestos from soil site

This presentation will explain how the first UK asbestos from soil site management aide (APP) will help and prepare people for site work where they may come into contact with asbestos and support them in the spotting and reporting of asbestos contaminated materials when on site.


13.15 - 13.45

Steve Billingham

Benzene – the next asbestos?

Steve Billingham, CEO of Duvas Technologies, discusses the implications of over-exposure to benzene. Alongside sharing academic research and fragmented global legislation, Steve explores how recent progressions in ultraviolet spectroscopy technology is helping to improve occupational health and safety worldwide.


14.00 - 14.30

Dr Stephen Wilkinson

Ground biomineralisation to create permeability barriers

Applied Geomicrobiology involves the utilisation of microbial processes in order to alture the properties of ground materials. The aim of this seminar is to discuss ways in which this might be achieved and to outline a research example of such an approach. The key example is biomineralisation (solidification of soils by biological processes). The work is experimental in the UK, but has been applied by others on-site outside the UK.


14.45 - 15.15

Moyna Merrison and Mike Harris

Understanding the changes to workplace exposure limits (WELs)

The HSE consultation on workplace exposure limits has brought this often misunderstood topic back into the spotlight for health and safety professionals. This session will recap what the WELs consultation has revealed so far, discuss which substances are potentially subject to change and offer practical advice on what this means for businesses. It will also recommend strategies for the proactive monitoring of worker exposure through case studies demonstrating best practice.


15.30 - 16.00

Joe Jackson

Beyond Lump Sum Remediation