Archive for August, 2010

TEA Partners with Carus Corporation

Friday, August 6th, 2010

TEA has entered into an agreement with Carus Corporation for worldwide marketing of Emulsified Zero-Valent Iron (EZVI) and our unique Zero-Valent Iron (ZVI) powder. TEA has been manufacturing and implementing EZVI, a NASA patented product, since 2005. EZVI is a highly effective product used to treat soil and groundwater contaminated with DNAPLs. This agreement with Carus will greatly expand the marketing of our in-situ reductive chemistry remediation technologies to a much larger market.

For more information on this alliance, contact Dr. Greg Booth at gbooth@teainconline.com or 225-767-3880.

ESTABLISHING GREEN STANDARDS IN 2010

Friday, August 6th, 2010

TEA is dedicated to the pursuit of green and sustainable remediation technologies. There is much discussion over the term “green.” What makes something “green” and how “green” is it? Dr. Brad Droy, President and CEO of TEA, is currently serving on a subcommittee of the ASTM International’s Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action Committee. He is working in cooperation with other participants on the E50.04 subcommittee to develop a proposed new standard, “Green and Sustainable Site Assessment and Cleanup“. These standards are based on a list of green cleanup core elements developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ASTM International states that “the goal of the standard guide is to first provide useful information on environmental/green, economic, and social aspects that can be used within the site assessment and cleanup process and also to present a scalable framework to include these aspects within the decision making process under various cleanup programs thus addressing green and sustainable remediation (GSR) practices.”

For more information on TEA’s implementation of green technologies, contact Dr. Droy at 225-767-3880 or bdroy@teainconline.com.

LOUISIANA’S SERP

Friday, August 6th, 2010

The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Office of Conservation, has developed Site Evaluation and Remediation Procedures (SERP) for evaluating and remediating contamination at oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) sites. The proposed SERP Manual closely parallels the Risk Evaluation/Corrective Action Program (RECAP) procedures for Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) developed by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ). However, there are important differences to accommodate the unique characteristics of oilfield wastes. Dr. Linda Cummings of TEA, and Kai Midboe, Esq. of McGlinchey Stafford Law Firm have written a paper to provide an understanding of the SERP process and how this manual will apply to and potentially impact typical E&P site investigation and remediation. This paper was recently published in the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA) Industry News and posted on the LexisNexis website.For more information on the new SERP manual and how it may affect you, please contact Dr. Cummings at 225-767-3880 or lcummings@teainconline.com.