“When returning to excavate additional soil from an open excavation at the site we asked Maapera to attend the site during excavation to help give us a greater confidence that we were removing enough soil to get clean samples, but not so much that we were excavating additional soil and driving up costs.
Return trips to the site also meant we would incur additional costs to remove water from the excavation. Stephanie from Maapera was able to attend the site on the day we were excavating and landfilling additional soil.
As we were excavating through the day we were able to run samples to Stephanie who would screen them in the field. We were getting detailed field data that helped make decisions about where we needed to excavate more and where we should stop and submit confirmatory samples to the laboratory.
We were able to get clean limits to the excavation and accelerate the time the remediation took so reclamation could proceed sooner. With the difficult wet summer this year it was nice to be able to get to the reclamation sooner to help make sure it was completed while we had the opportunity.”
Wade Holst – Ram river Environmental
“Parks Canada sees significant potential for near real-time quantitative measurement of petroleum hydrocarbons in the field.
If successful this tool will reduce costs, by allowing rapid determination of the presence or absence of contamination at a site and whether additional assessment is required.
If remediation is underway it will allow accurately directing work to impacted areas, reducing disposal costs and reducing time-on-site.
It would also reduce costs by avoiding the current 5-7 day delays waiting for confirmatory results – while equipment remains mobilized or has to be re-mobilized.
Environmentally it would reduce over-digging which will limit ecological effects of remediation to only the minimum area required.”
Jurgen Deagle – Parks Canada
“The pain points and needs Maapera has identified for environmental consultants are real and their solutions should provide significant advancements in this industry as their services obtain wider adoption”
Stuart Mccormick – P.ENg
Independent Engineer with 30 Years of Environmental Practice
“Maapera’s services provided us with rapid soil analysis for PHC contamination that let us determine precisely when all contaminated soil had been excavated in an area. Their services provided value for the project by making it clear when to stop digging, and move on to other areas of the excavation. This technology definitely helped reduce equipment standby time, and DST will certainly be evaluating the use of Maapera’s technology in the our future prtojects.”
Senior Project Manager, DST Consulting Engineers Inc.
“The Maapera team and their technology for soil analysis was very helpful to us at AFD Petroleum. They were responsive, easy to work with and they delivered exactly what they promised. The amount of soil analysis they did was significantly higher than anything that could have been done using conventional methods and the lab samples confirm exactly what they found.
Although we were told it was a clean site, they did find some contamination that would have been unlikely to spot using other methods. This assessment de-rosked the site we were looking to put a fuel station on and we were very happy with our decision to work with Maapera.”