18th Dechema Symposium: Strategies for Soil and Groundwater Remediation 2016

22 - 23 November 2016

The DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V. (Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology) brings together experts from a wide range of disciplines, institutions and generations to stimulate scientific exchange in chemical engineering, process engineering and biotechnology. They identify and evaluate emerging technological trends and facilitate the transfer of research results into industrial applications.

During this conference a wide range of topics will be covered. Main topics will be the optimization of soil and groundwater investigations, remediation and monitoring; PFC contaminated sites and use of the shallow underground for the generation or storage of geothermal energy.

ERM at the Symposium

Dr. Klaus Schnell and Robert Meinke from ERM Germany will speak on the 22th of November about “ISCO in a dual porosity sandstone – what’s feasible despite matrix effects & back diffusion?"

ERM will be presenting a case study from a site where 40 tons of potassium permanganate were injected into the subsurface contaminated with chlorinated hydrocarbons (CHC)to test the applicability of in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) in the dual porosity sandstone present at the site. It could be shown that ISCO caused a sustained reduction in the CHC concentrations and CHC mass flux. Additionally the carbon footprint was assessed and it could be demonstrated that ISCO is technically feasible and a sustainable remediation technology for treating CHCs at this site.


DECHEMA Haus Frankfurt 
Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt am Main