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Graduates and Students: Low temperature thermal desorption, HK, online


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Add to Calendar 17-09-2021 12:00 17-09-2021 13:30 false Europe/London Graduates and Students: Low temperature thermal desorption, HK, online In this webinar, a brief overview of technologies for treating petroleum hydrocarbon impacted soils will be given. Several case studies of successful low temperature thermal desorption projects in Asia will also be presented.
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  • 17 September 2021
  • 12:00 - 13:30 (UK time)
Low temperature thermal desorption

About this event

Please note that this webinar will be held on 17 September 2021 from 19:00 – 20:30 HK time.

Land contamination can result from a variety of industrial or commercial operations, such as chemical manufacturing/processing, concrete and asphalt production, petrol filling stations etc. As the presence of hazardous substances could cause significant harm to people, property or protected species as well as significant pollution of surface waters or groundwater, contaminated sites are regulated and closely monitored and the contaminated soils are treated if necessary to control the associated health and safety risks and adverse effects to the nearby environment.

Conventional remedial technologies such as soil washing, chemical oxidation and biopiling have been commonly used as “default technologies” for treating petroleum hydrocarbon impacted soils throughout Asia. While these technologies are mature and well-understood, the ever-growing urbanisation in Asia is exposing some inherent disadvantages of these systems and encouraging the exploration of other remedial technologies, such as small-scale low temperature thermal desorption.

In this presentation, a brief overview of these technologies will be made, together with several case studies of successful low temperature thermal desorption projects in Asia.

- Registration will be confirmed on a first-come-first-served basis, and priority will be given to ICE graduate and student members.
- Only successful applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail.
- Attendance certificates will be provided for this event only if attendees attend the whole event.
- Applicants with no-show records will be given lower priority in future G&S events.


Dr Paul Kau

Dr Paul Kau

Director, Golder Associates

Dr Paul Kau is the Director of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Services in Golder’s Hong Kong office and also the company’s global leader for the Merger and Acquisitions (M&A) Technical Community, which focuses on technical excellence associated with asset transfers, particularly within the manufacturing sector.

He has carried out environmental health & safety assessments and remediation projects throughout Asia for over 20 years. Dr Kau has also worked on numerous Environmental and Social Impact Assessments on infrastructure projects in Hong Kong, been a guest lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Contaminated Land Management and a consulting referee for the Australian CSIRO Research Publications.

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Gina Yiu

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