Sustainable Use and Management of Soil, Sediment and Water Resources

14th International Conference | 26–30 June 2017 | Lyon, France


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VISIT 1 Neoter®: Management and re-use of materials recovered from contaminated land management (excavated soils)

Location: Ternay, 25 km South of Lyon

This tour proposes the visit of Neoter® platform. The Suez Neoter® platform is a brand new management and re-use center for contaminated excavated soils and sediments. The platform concept allows to have the best economic approach and choice of solutions and to secure and ensure full traceability of soil through a Geographic Information System (GIS). It is located in Ternay, on Rhône River side, providing great access for fluvial transportation of contaminated materials.

CANCELLED: VISIT 2 Société Publique Locale CONFLUENCE: Large scale integrated urban brownfield redevelopment

Location: Lyon City Center

The area located at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône was for decades home to industrial and logistics activities deemed undesirable for the city center. Their gradual disappearance freed up an urban treasure for Lyon: 150 hectares of land to be redeveloped in the heart of the metropolitan area. The visit will include a presentation of this large scale redevelopment by the Société Publique Locale (SPL) at the House of Confluence (The permanent exhibition is regularly updated, but based on essential tools: physical models and real-time 3D experiences that let you step into the project, with a film, interviews, a newspaper) and a visit of the Lyon Confluence area.

VISIT 3 Real time monitoring of in situ bioremediation using an innovative biosensor

Location: Quincieux, 30 km North from Lyon

A former metal manufacture site located in Quincieux (Rhône, France) showing abnormal HVOCs concentrations in soil, water and air, was assessed to be unsafe for site’s neighbors and a nearby drinking water catchment. After two first remediation steps and following JEC company’s liquidation in 2014, ongoing remediation work is being carried out by the French environment and energy management agency, ADEME. While more than 5.5 tons of pollutants have already been extracted, impacts off site are still being observed, with high concentrations of HVOCs (up to 48 g/kg of soil) that has not previously been treated, present between 7 and 10 meters deep. Currently, a treatment combining air sparging and soil venting is deployed on site to contain the pollution. Additionally, remediation work is conducted upstream, by injection of soy bean oil as electron donor to reductively promote dechlorination of HVOCs. ADEME is also funding a R&D project (REMWATCH) coordinated by the French company ENOVEO in partnership with Colas Environnement, which aims at monitoring in situ biostimulation treatment efficiency in real-time using an innovative microbial-based biosensors (NODE), developed by ENOVEO. The sensor exploits indigenous microbes to sense the presence of the substrate injected in the groundwater. Performance monitoring using this novel technology allows to detect the presence of organic substrates in groundwater in real-time and consequently to determine the extent and the duration of the injection of soy bean oil in the aquifer of the site.

Visit 4 Research Ecotox Platform – Ecoparc Rovaltain

Location: Rovaltain-Valence, Rhone Valley, 100 km South from Lyon

The Rovaltain research platform on environmental toxicology and ecotoxicology focusses on the evaluation and prediction of risk for health and the environment caused by toxic agents, notably those emanating from the presence of contaminants in soil and water compartments of the sub-surface. This equipment unique in Europe, consists of 4 environmentally-controlled chambers, exposure and analytic labs, conference hall and training rooms.  The tour, organized by the Scientific Foundation of Rovaltain and the Rovaltain Research Company, will include a presentation of the platform and a visit of various laboratories and demonstration halls.

Visit 5 PROVADEMSE Platform – Feasability studies for contaminated land and sediments

Location: Villeurbanne, few kms from conference place

PROVADEMSE is a platform for the development of ecotechnologies. It provides skills (engineers, researchers and technicians) and technical resources (laboratories, test platforms,...) and assists in implementing projects for the sustainable management of raw materials resources, water and energy. For the last 15 year, Provademse undertook treatability studies on contaminated soils, including biological treatment, oxido-reduction treatment, stabilization solidification treatment, thermal desorption.

CANCELLED: Visit 6 Le Chambon – Feugerolles, Urban redevelopment of degraded land

Location: Chambon Feugerolles, located at the west of St Etienne, 70 km west of Lyon

Chambon Feugerolles is a former mining town which, since 30 years, promotes a strong policy of brownfield redevelopment. It has been a demonstration area for various projects including mining heritage treatment, river reclamation and contaminated land management. This visit will illustrate the achievement of exemplarity management of former industrial activities.

Visit 7 GRS Valtech French thermal treatment center of Hydrocarbons-polluted soils

Location: St Pierre de Chandieu, Valo Terra

In 2004, GRS Valtech has opened the first French thermal treatment center of Hydrocarbons-polluted soils in St Pierre de Chandieu (France), Valo Terra. At the service of all industrial manufacturers, municipalities, development companies facing problems related to soils impacted by hydrocarbons, this center enables a complete and homogeneous treatment of soils, with no time- or space-related constraints.

This fixed thermal treatment center for polluted soils ensures, initially, volatilization of the pollutants, followed by their destruction at almost 850°C. The soils, which are then free from their pollutants, are recycled in landfills, landscaping or the redevelopment of old quarries. There are many benefits: Simplified administrative requirements with rapid acceptance and treatment of the soils to be treated, full guarantee with soil traceability (center subject to permit issued by Prefecture), a process based on clean technology and savings on energy, a complete treatment enabling general-purpose conversion with soil recycling.


EXCURSIONS Friday, 30 June 2017, EUR 15 |  after closing session 12:30 h, end approx. 17:30 h) | all in parallel (half day)

Please note: The scientific tours of the upcoming AquaConSoil conference will match the overall themes of the conference. All tours will be conducted in English, and transport to and from the sites will be provided from the conference center.   Your field trip booking shall only be valid if both your conference and your excursion fee have been paid into the conference account in full.   In case that an excursion is overbooked, the order of registrations and payment will be decisive. If you are interested in taking part in a field trip that already is fully booked, please contact the conference secretary in order to get on the waiting list.   In case that you have to cancel your participation in a field trip, please let the conference secretary know at the soonest. There may be other conference delegates on the waiting list for this field trip.   If we have to cancel a field trip because there are too few participants, we will inform you per e-mail ASAP, and the excursion fee will be refunded fully. However, please note that no reimbursement can be given for cancellations later than Tuesday, 2 May 2017, because at this time, we already have booked the busses, etc.