Below is The Contamination Series 2017 schedule – Line-up for 2018 will be released soon...
Theatre Hall 10
Wednesday 27th September
Thursday 28th September
11.00 - 11.30
Various hazards are present during remediation works. We will look at some of the most common – including ground gas, VOCS, particulate and dust - and the types of technology available to enable informed decision making and reporting based on accurate and time-efficient detection and monitoring.
11.45 - 12.15
The latest generation of On Site analysers offer almost real time results with accuracy that is similar or better than the currently accredited laboratory methods. This seminar will provide an overview of 2 techniques, one for hydrocarbons, the other for heavy metals that cover 90% of the analytical requirements needed for site investigation, remediation or waste management while demonstrating the simplicity of the methods and the cost and time benefits of using such techniques.
12.30 - 13.00
Dr. Kevin Leahy
Understanding the conceptual site model at contaminated sites is recognised as one of the key components of in determining the success of a remediation project. This talk will provide an overview of some innovative approaches to site characterisation an illustrate how they can contribute to an improved understanding of the subsurface leading to reduce projects risks, lowered life cycles costs and ultimately more sustainable outcomes.
13.15 - 13.45
PLR cover a wide ranging number of topics concerning invasive plants. We focus in particular on the issues arising from the highly invasive Japanese Knotweed. We encompass the implications of Japanese knotweed; the initial identification, the best/ most cost effective solutions and the legal requirements and responsibilities faced by land owners who have Japanese Knotweed on their land, as well as possible Government tax incentives to assist the land owner.
14.00 - 14.30
Understand why knotweed is so destructive, how it can cause construction programme delays and significantly increase costs. Learn how to establish the amount of knotweed infested soils on a site and what site specifics affect the treatment options. Find out what methods are best, and those that will save you money and time. Hear some of the common pitfalls and how to avoid them.
14.45 - 15.15
Our seminar will aim to address the different types and scales of treatments and the pros and cons of their application, within a variety of different sites and scenarios. A range of different technologies and the implications of their use in variable scenarios will be discussed, and an insight into the effect of time and monetary constraints upon a specific technology will be presented. Appropriate case studies will be included.
15.30 - 16.00
Using micro-organisms to break down and digest hydrocarbon and food fat contamination is discussed with examples given in different industrial sectors. Positives and negatives are given for the technology whilst aligning it with alternative methods.