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In Situ Thermal Treatment Site Profile Database

International Business Machines (IBM) Facility
Last Updated: 12/20/2012
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Site Name   International Business Machines (IBM) Facility
Site Location   Endicott, NY
Site Type   Manufacturing Facility
Cleanup Program   Not Specified
Entity Responsible for Cleanup   Private
Project Name   IBM Facility Source Area
Project Technology   Thermal Treatment (In Situ)
Scale   Full scale
Vendor   TerraTherm
Project Status   Complete

Contaminants of Concern Tetrachloroethene
Media Type Soil
Extent/size of area of contamination   Information regarding extent of contamination was not available in the document reviewed.
Description of geology/hydrogeology   Information regarding geology and hydrogeology of the site was not available in the document reviewed.
Cleanup goals or remedial objectives   The cleanup goal for tetrachloroethene (PCE) in subsurface soil was 5.5 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) for a single sample and an average concentration of less than 0.56 mg/kg across the treatment zone. These goals represent more than a 99 percent decrease in the concentration of PCE in soil.
Performance data available?   No
Summary and description of performance data   The cleanup goals were met.
Comments   In situ thermal desorption (ISTD) was implemented at the site. Design details for the ISTD system were refined by a laboratory treatability study and pilot study before being deployed in a full-scale implementation.
Site contact information   John Bierschenk
10 Stevens Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Tel.: (978) 343-0300
Email: jbierschenk@terratherm.com
Information Source(s)   Kominek, M. et al. "Three Steps of Thermal Treatment: Laboratory Treatability Study, Pilot Study and Full Scale Implementation." Page 57. 27th Annual International Conference on Soil, Sediments, Water, and Energy. October 17-20, 2011. University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA.

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