Jason Gerhard

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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...

Field Testing of Novel Technologies for Restoring Challenging Contaminated Sites

2019/20 • $151,600 • PI,CO
Cleaning up contaminated sites in Canada is a significant challenge, in part due to the limited cost effective technologies that can efficiently reduce contamination to safe levels. This is a particular challenge when impermeable soils, such as clay and silts, are contaminated. The use of...

Environmentally-Beneficial Smouldering for Converting Organic Wastes and Pollutants to Energy and Resources

2018/19-2019/20 • $104,000 • PI
Each Canadian produces 850 kg of waste annually, of which three-quarters is landfilled. As a result, Canada buries 25 billion kg of waste - equal to filling 70,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools - each year. Much of this is organic waste (textiles, sludge, paper and wood waste, agricultural waste)...

Field Testing of Novel Technologies for Restoring Challenging Contaminated Sites**

2018/19 • $80,904 • PI,CO
Cleaning up contaminated sites in Canada is a significant challenge, in part due to the limited cost effective technologies that can efficiently reduce contamination to safe levels. This is a particular challenge when impermeable soils, such as clay and silts, are contaminated. The use of...

Geoenvironmental Restoration Engineering

2012/13-2017/18 • $500,000 • PI
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Developing Novel Approaches for Mapping and Destroying Industrial Pollutants in Soil

2012/13-2016/17 • $120,000 • PI
Contamination of soil and groundwater by hazardous industrial chemicals remains a serious problem in Canada and throughout the industrialized world. Heavy oils and chlorinated solvents are among the highest priority pollutants due to their prevalence, toxicity, and resistance to degradation....

Canada Research Chair in Geoenvironmental Restoration Engineering

2010/11-2012/13 • $225,000 • PI
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In situ STAR (Self-sustaining treatment for active remediation)

2011/12 • $114,200 • PI,CO
Without industry, Canadians would not enjoy the prosperity they do. But the cost of this progress has been high: as many as 30,000 chemically contaminated sites around the country, each one a potential threat to human and environmental health. Whether because of poor disposal methods or...

Upscaling and optimizing emerging technologies for geoenvironmental restoration

2010/11-2011/12 • $50,000 • PI
Without industry, Canadians would not enjoy the prosperity they do. But the cost of this progress has been high: as many as 30,000 chemically contaminated sites around the country, each one a potential threat to human and environmental health.Whether because of poor disposal methods or...

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