Neil Thomson

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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...

Elucidating the biogeochemical processes controlling natural source zone depletion (NSZD) of petroleum hydrocarbons in contaminated soils under dynamic redox conditions

2019/20 • $72,782 • PI,CO
Les microorganismes sont la base de tous les écosystèmes; ils contrôlent les cycles biogéochimiques du carbone, des nutriments tels que le phosphore, l'azote et le sulfure, et de plusieurs éléments en traces, avec des conséquences globales très considérables. Ils jouent un rôle essentiel dans le...

Towards Increased In Situ Treatment Efficacy

2019/20 • $36,000 • PI
Groundwater is an immensely important and conditionally renewable natural resource used as a supply for domestic, industrial and agricultural consumption, and it sustains a physical and chemical balance with the surface water system. Contamination caused by hazardous organic compounds due, in...

Chemical Oxidation Treatment End-Points for Soil and Groundwater Remediation

2013/14-2018/19 • $130,000 • PI
Contaminated lands (so-called brownfields) pose a threat to human and ecosystem health and are an impediment to urban intensification which harms local economies. In situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) has emerged as a technology with the potential for cost effective remediation of contaminated...

Evaluation and optimization of in situ chemical oxidation for groundwater remediation

2012/13-2015/16 • $930,652 • PI,CO
Groundwater is an immensely important and conditionally renewable natural resource that is used as a supply for domestic and agricultural consumption and sustains a physical and chemical balance with the surface water system. Contamination caused by a wide spectrum of hazardous organic compounds...

Understanding the reactivity and transport of activated persulfate for soil and groundwater remediation

2010/11-2012/13 • $87,000 • PI
Understanding and developing innovative contaminated site clean-up technologies are critical for the redevelopment of Brownfields since this will minimize consumption of greenfields sites and ensure sustainable development. Despite over two decades of development of innovative remediation...

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