Tenth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds

Conference Overview

The Tenth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds will be held May 23-26, 2016, in Palm Springs, California. Like the previous conferences in this series, it will be organized and presented by Battelle. Sponsors will include other leading organizations active in site remediation research and application.

The Chlorinated Conference is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive meetings on the application of innovative and existing technologies and approaches for characterization, monitoring and management of chlorinated and complex sites. The 2014 Conference was attended by 1,650 environmental professionals from 28 countries. Nearly 900 platform talks and posters were presented in 68 breakout sessions, and six panels were conducted.

New Venue in 2016

The Conference will be held at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The dates are the same as previously announced.

The Convention Center has well-appointed and flexible meeting space and offers expanded exhibit opportunities. From the windows of the Conference registration area, attendees will have an incredible view of the mountains that lie just minutes away under clear blue skies. The City of Palm Springs provides city amenities within a spectacular desert setting and has been designated by TripAdvisor as one of the Top 10 Destinations in the U.S. in 2015.

The 2016 Conference is moving to Palm Springs because the Monterey Conference Center building will be undergoing a complete renovation during the Conference time period. Therefore, the Conference cannot be accommodated in Monterey without significant effect on the program and inconvenience to attendees.

The program for 2016 will address the following major thematic areas:

  • Characterization, Fate and Transport
  • Remediation Technology Innovations
  • Assessing Remediation Effectiveness
  • Vapor Intrusion
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • Bioavailability of Contaminants in Soil
  • LNAPL
  • Metals
  • Munitions Response and Site Management
  • Management Strategies
  • Emerging Issues
  • International Environmental Remediation Markets
  • Technology Development, Transfer, and Regulatory Acceptance
  • Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment


The Call for Abstracts brochure will be available here in June 2015. Abstracts and short course proposals will be due in September 2015.

Information about the 2016 Conference will be added to this website as planning continues. Inquiries may be addressed to chlorcon@battelle.org.