May 18, 2017

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Geosyntec’s Technical Contribution to the Battelle Fourth International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies

As in previous years, Geosyntec will make a significant technical contribution to Battelle's Fourth International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies at the Hyatt Regency Miami Hotel in Florida on May 22-25, 2017.

Geosyntec will provide eight session chairs, two poster presentations, and 15 presentations to the technical program, which consists of more than 500 platform and poster presentations. Presentations will include information on advances in bioremediation and the incorporation of green and sustainable remediation (GSR) practices in a series of technology-focused sessions. The development and use of advanced tools for assessing and monitoring bioremediation and natural attenuation, as well as the challenges of applying bioremediation at various types of complex sites and under extreme climatic conditions, will be considered. Several sessions will address biodegradation of emerging contaminants and biofuels and the evaluation and mitigation of vapor intrusion.

A series of sessions will cover biodegradation and remediation of crude oil in various environments and the management of petroleum hydrocarbon sites. Innovative biological processes and applications for pollution prevention and waste management will be addressed. GSR practices will be discussed as they apply to all stages of remediation, from remedy selection and optimization to long-term monitoring and management strategies. Sessions will address the adaptation of remediation systems to climate change, international perspectives on GSR, and the factors that affect the implementation of bioremediation in various regions of the world. In addition, several sessions will focus on munitions response and remediation of munitions constituents.

Geosyntec Participation

Tuesday May 23, 2017

Session Chairs
B3. James Wang
Remediation of Heavy Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Soils

D2. Chapman Ross
Managing Large and Dilute Plumes

E1. Robert Ettinger
Inhalation Exposures from Subsurface

F1. Neal Durant
Fate and Transport of PFAS

E2. Todd McAlary
Innovative Tools for Evaluating Vapor Intrusion Risk

E3. David Folkes
Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Methods

C1. Chapman Ross
3-D Printed Conceptual Site Models – Visualizing Geology and NAPL Distribution at a Superfund Site

A1. James Wang
9:40 a.m.
Overcoming a Vexing Problem of Remediation at Sites with Complex Geology: Field Demonstrations of EK-Enhanced In Situ Remediation

E1. Helen Dawson
8:00 a.m.
Mass Flux Characterization as an Alternative Approach to Evaluating Upper Bound Impacts of Vapor Intrusion on Building Occupants

E2. Curtis Laush
10:30 a.m.
Real-Time FTIR Monitoring of Parts per Trillion Level Vapor Intrusions.

A2. Jim Langenbach
3:05 p.m.
Combined Remedy Bioremediation Enhancement to Address a Trichloroethene Source at a
Legacy Hydraulic Containment Site

B3. James Wang
1:50 p.m.
Pilot Test of In Situ Smoldering Combustion for Remediation of Navy Special Fuel Oil LNAPL at Defense Fuel Supply Point in Yorktown, Virginia

B3. Julie Carr
2:15 p.m.
In Situ Stabilization/Solidification as a Sustainable Alternative for the Remediation of Heavy Hydrocarbon Sites

D3. Ben Amos
2:15 p.m.
Modification of a Sparge/Vent Groundwater Remediation System in Fractured Rock for Reductive Dechlorination

E2. Darius Mali
12:10 p.m.
New Tools for Evaluating Sub-Slab Depressurization Systems and Identification of Alternative Vapor Intrusion Pathway

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Session Chair
F6. Rula Deeb
Risk Management Strategies

D9. Jim Linton
Integrated Source Isolation and Targeted Phytoremediation to Address a VOC/1,4-Dioxane and Arsenic Plume in Fractured Bedrock

A5. Stephanie Damasceno
1:25 p.m.
A Case Study: Evaluation of Enhanced In Situ Bioremediation Performance in Low pH Aquifer

C5. Mike Burcham
2:15 p.m.
Impact of High-Resolution Characterization during Baseline Sampling at Contractors Road Heavy Equipment Area, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Thursday May 25, 2017

Session Chair
B11. Jim Linton
Other Emerging Contaminants

B9. Chao Zhou
9:15 a.m.
Application of Bioreactors in 1,4-Dioxane Treatment: A Perspective

C7. Linxi Chen
11:20 a.m.
Biogeochemical Conversion of Calcium Sulfite into Gypsum in Flue Gas Desulfurization Waste

E8. Neal Durant
8:50 a.m.
Who Says Chlorinated Solvents Can't Biodegrade in the Presence of High Sulfate in Marine Sediments?

A8. Rachel Klinger
2:40 p.m.
"Better Late than Never!": Delayed Successes of an Enhanced In Situ Bioremediation (EISB) Pilot Test

B11. Ron Gestler
2:15 p.m.
Phytoremediation of 1,4-Dioxane Contaminated Aquifers: Case Studies and Lessons Learned

More Information

For more information regarding the event, visit: International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies
For more information regarding the program, visit: Battelle Fourth International Symposium Program
For more information on bioremediation and sustainable environmental technologies, contact Rula Deeb at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jim Langenbach at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..