Kevin Mumford

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Recent Research Projects

Remediation Education Network (RENEW)

2014/15-2019/20 • $1,650,000 • PI,CO
The Remediation Education Network (RENEW) is a CREATE program that will train the next generation of engineers and scientists in the interdisciplinary professional and technical skills they need to work at cleaning up the most challenging contaminated sites in Canada. Contamination of soil and...

Impacts of stray gas migration on shallow groundwater: insights from laboratory experiments and numerical modelling

2017/18-2019/20 • $537,475 • PI,CO
The combination of horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing has created a significant shift in global energy production, increasing the use and availability of natural gas through new technologies that allow the extraction of gas from previously inaccessible formations....

Minimization of GHG emissions in froth treatment tailing by manipulation of electron acceptors

2017/18-2019/20 • $274,320 • PI,CO
The main sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in tailings ponds are from the biodegradation of naphthenic and paraffinic solvents used in bitumen recovery, and to a lesser extent, of residual bitumen. Since CH4 has a global warming potential (GWP) of 28-36 times that of CO2, reducing or...

Remediation of soil and groundwater impacted by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances

2018/19-2019/20 • $142,666 • PI,CO
Perfluoralkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are emerging contaminants that have been found in Canadian lakes, wetlands, groundwater and soil. The development of treatment strategies and technologies for PFAS represents an urgent need throughout North America due to their toxicity,...

The Role of Gases in Groundwater Contamination and Remediation

2016/17-2019/20 • $108,000 • PI
Groundwater is a vital natural resource. Approximately 10 million Canadians rely on groundwater as a source of drinking water. It is also an important link between surface water and deeper regional systems, and is a source of water for Canadian industries, including agriculture and oil and gas....

Contamination of river beds by oil spills and impact on fish habitat

2013/14-2016/17 • $469,046 • PI,CO
Pipelines are one of the safest means of transporting large volumes of crude oil, but spills still occur due to the large volumes shipped by Canadian producers and our lengthy network of pipelines (> 23,000 km). Each pipeline crosses many streams and rivers, and spilled oil is often found in...

Enhanced performance monitoring of in situ thermal treatment

2015/16-2016/17 • $64,000 • PI,CO
The clean-up of contaminated sites is economically, socially and environmentally beneficial for Canada. Many sites (brownfields) have been contaminated by hazardous liquids such as petroleum fuels, chlorinated solvents, creosote and coal tar. The clean-up of soil and groundwater at these sites...

Remediation of non-aqueous phase liquid wastes in groundwater systems containing trapped gas

2011/12-2015/16 • $115,000 • PI
Clean water is a national priority. Millions of Canadians depend on clean groundwater as a source of drinking water. In addition, many of the tens of thousands of abandoned properties in Canada remain unused due to the contamination of soil and groundwater by industrial chemicals. Often, the...

Gas-enhanced in situ thermal treatment for rapid site remediation

2010/11-2012/13 • $402,300 • PI,CO
There are tens of thousands of abandoned industrial properties in Canada where soil and groundwater have been contaminated by hazardous organic chemicals. Redevelopment of these brownfield sites is economically and environmentally beneficial to the surrounding communities. However, redevelopment...

Meetings to identify oil and gas research opportunities

2011/12 • $3,356 • PI
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