Xavier Lepère has been working for eight years as project engineer for the R&D Department of DEC. Xavier gives scientific and technical support to the sites and other departments of the company. Apart from supporting innovative activities within DEME, he is also responsible for defining and/or developing the best technique to use for each environmental project. This includes upscaling lab trials to full scale, modelling and optimising the process of treatment installations. He also ensures process quality control for lots of different activities such as acid tar remediation, environmental dredging, and soil/sediment stabilisation.
Articles By Xavier Lepère
The sediments in Valdemarsviken fjord in Sweden were contaminated with chromium from the discharge of untreated wastewater from tannery operations decades ago. The contaminated sediments were dredged, dewatered, solidified and placed as a engineered fill in a nearshore area.