Remediation Technology Summit


Bruce Thrupp
Bruce Thrupp

Vice President, Director of Business Development
Bulldog Green Remediation

Mr. Thrupp has 30 years experience in business development, and technical program and project management, including managing corporate business development programs for multi-office, national environmental companies, managing DoD contract development for environmental engineering and consulting firms, and developing and managing major accounts in the environmental and technology sectors. His technical experience includes program and project management in the environmental remediation sector, process analysis, development and improvement in the environmental services and technology sectors. His business development experience is wide ranging, including major account development, strategic planning, strategy development and execution, new market penetration, sales plan development and implementation, major proposal management, competitor analysis and technical presentations. Bruce has a bachelor's degree in geology and an MBA.

POSTER PRESENTATION
Sustainable On-Site Soil Bioremediation of Former Bulk Fuel Facility in Urban Setting

Background/Objectives:
A former Department of Defense bulk fuel distribution facility located in an urban, residential setting required cleanup under California Regional Water Board (RWQCB) oversight for redevelopment as a retail center and city park. Contaminants were total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) primarily in the diesel range (C13-C22). Approach: BGR’s sustainable bioremediation process was selected after successful pilot testing. The approach integrates three technological elements including:

  1. a proprietary blend of Pseudomonas bacteria,
  2. an EPA-approved, “bacteria-friendly” surfactant, and
  3. a mobile, customized soil processing system (SPS).

Results:
97% of the total 92,500 tons treated achieved RWQCB cleanup criteria within four months after the initial application; 3% was successfully retreated. This approach saved $1.3 million relative to off-site disposal and remediated the TPH at its source allowing soil reuse without landfilling. The goal of minimizing impacts to the local community was also met by preventing of over 95% of the truck trips.


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