May 5, 2014

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Geosyntec Practitioners to Present at Battelle Remediation Conference in Monterey

Geosyntec practitioners will share dozens of examples of their most creative thinking and valued solutions during the 9th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, organized and presented by Battelle May 19-22, 2014, in Monterey, California.

This year's technical program includes more than 900 platform and poster presentations in 68 breakout sessions as well as six panel discussions. The sessions and panels are organized according to 15 event tracks that address the innovative application of existing and new technologies and approaches for the characterization, treatment, and monitoring of chlorinated and other recalcitrant compounds and emerging contaminants in various environmental media.

More than 1,500 scientists, engineers, regulators, and environmental professionals representing universities, government site management and regulatory agencies, and R&D and manufacturing firms are expected to participate in the conference. Among them will be more than 45 Geosyntec practitioners, with 18 scheduled to share 21 platform presentations and another 25 presenting posters. Eight are co-chairs of various event tracks for 2014.

Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP, a principal civil and environmental engineer for the firm based in California, is among the members of the conference organizing committee that planned this year's program. She also will participate in an interagency panel discussion, "Alternative Endpoints for Contaminated Sites," on Tuesday, May 20.

Joining Dr. Deeb on the interagency panel will be Michael Kavanaugh, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, WEF Fellow, a senior principal engineer at Geosyntec based in California. In addition, Dr. Kavanaugh will be a participant in a panel discussion on the first day of the conference, "Improving Management of Chlorinated Solvent Source Zones."

Also on the first day of the event, Gary Wealthall, Ph.D, an environmental scientist and an associate of the firm based in Ontario, Canada, will join a panel to discuss "DNAPL Source Zone Remedial Actions: Managing Uncertainty Associated with DNAPL Site Cleanup Decisions — Getting it Right the First Time."

Geosyntec practitioners will lead two short courses during the conference. Dan Elliott, Ph.D., a senior consultant and an environmental engineer for the firm based in New Jersey, will lead "Remediation with Nanoscale Zero-Valent Iron (nZVI): Recent Developments, Applications, and Global Perspectives," on Sunday, May 18.

On Wednesday, May 21, Dr. Wealthall and Michaye McMaster, a principal remediation scientist for Geosyntec also based in Ontario, will lead a second course, "Using the 14-Compartment Model for Remedy Selection."

Visit the Battelle website for a full list of presentations and a schedule of events. Learn more about Geosyntec's practitioners and their projects online or in the Site Investigation and Remediation Practice Area of the company's website.

For more information on Geosyntec's participation at the conference, contact Jim Langenbach in Cape Canaveral at 321-747-1906 of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..