October 9, 2013

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Geosyntec Practitioners to Present at Battelle Sediments Conference in Dallas

Geosyntec will be well represented at the 7th International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, organized and presented by Battelle February 4-7, 2013, in Dallas.

Maintaining the economic and biological viability of the environments of rivers, lakes, bays, and harbors requires advanced management of a complex series of actions related to the accumulation in sediments of potentially hazardous contaminants. The Battelle Sediments Conference is a forum for sharing experience and progress toward this goal.

More than 1,100 scientists, engineers, regulators, and other environmental professionals representing universities, government site management and regulatory agencies, and R&D and manufacturing firms are expected to attend. Among them will be more than 20 Geosyntec professionals, with six scheduled to give platform presentations and another six presenting posters.

Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah, Ph.D., P.E., a senior geotechnical engineer and an Associate of the firm based in Florida, is the chair of Battelle's Thursday session, "The Role of Geotechnical Assessment." In addition, Tamara Sorell, Ph.D., a senior toxicologist based in Massachusetts, will be the instructor for a short course on Monday, "Efficiencies in Sediment Remedial Selection and Implementation." Dr. Sorell also is scheduled to co-chair a panel discussion on Tuesday, "The Realities of Bioavailability in Sediment Management."

Representing Geosyntec with platform presentations for the various event tracks will be:

D7: Monitoring the Ups and Downs — Hurricane Irene Storm Surge Sampling Efforts
Nick Muenks (Columbia, MO), Susan Hill (Oak Brook), Scott Compston (Oak Brook)

C1: Evaluation of Intrinsic Biodegradation and Amendments to Support Enhanced Monitored Natural Recovery of Sediments
Tom Krug (Toronto), Dave Himmelheber (Princeton), Jeff Roberts (Toronto)

D8: Observed and Anticipated Performance of Subaqueous Sediment Caps in Earthquakes
Kula Kulasingam (Charlotte), Neven Matasovic (Huntington Beach), Howard Cumberland (Portland)

D8: Applicability of Organophilic Clay as an In Situ Cap on Nonaqueous Phase Liquid Contaminated Sediments
Mustafa Erten (Houston)

E3: Simplified Integration of Bioavailability Data into Food Chain Modeling to Estimate Biota Sediment Accumulation
Tamara Sorell (Boston), Amanda Hughes (Chicago)

A4: Understanding and Applying Sediment Quality Values
Tamara Sorell (Boston)

Visit the Battelle website for a full list of presentations and a schedule of events.