April 14, 2021

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Silvia Mancini and Frederic Cosme Coauthored an Article on Gravel Bed Reactors for the ALGA CRONICLE

Silvia Mancini, Ph.D., P.Geo. (Ontario) and Frederic Cosme, CPEng, Ir. (Melbourne, Australia) coauthored an article entitled “Gravel Bed Reactors: An elegant solution to treat metal and inorganic impacts in groundwater and surface water.” that was published in the Australasian Land & Groundwater Association (ALGA) CRONICLE on pages 80-81, in Issue 2, March 2021.

Silvia Mancini is a Professional Geoscientist and Principal based in Ontario with more than 16 years of experience focused on innovative solutions in site characterization, water management and treatment for the mining and metals, manufacturing, oil and gas, and legal sectors.

Frederic Cosme is a Principal Engineer based in Melbourne, Australia with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental consulting and hydrogeology. Frederic helps clients convert scientific outcomes of investigations into practical remedial engineering design considerations and tangible risk-based results.

The CRONICLE is produced monthly via the ALGA website. Read by industry professionals directly involved in the remediation industry, the CRONICLE focuses on providing topical and succinct news stories, industry authored articles, member insights and updates on ALGA Interest Group activities.

ALGA was formed to provide a forum and identity for the Australasian contaminated land and groundwater industry, and to support the many professionals working in the field. The core focus of this association is to support advances in the prevention, assessment and remediation of contaminated land and groundwater.

The ALGA Ltd has a broad base of members including landowners, property developers, industry, consultants, scientist, contractors, regulatory agency staff, government, the legal profession, laboratory staff, financiers, insurers, researchers and academics.

Article Description

The article explains the challenges of mines and industrial sites having to reduce metal and inorganic impacts in groundwater and surface water. It presents gravel bed reactors (GBRs) as an elegant treatment alternative to highly engineered treatment plants and an option that offers better control than passive systems such as constructed wetlands. It also describes the wide variety of contaminants that can be treated, how it works in practice and why it should gain success in the near future.

More Information

Learn more about the article: https://landandgroundwater.com/cronicle
Learn more about the ALGA: https://landandgroundwater.com/page/vision-mission
For consultation regarding gravel bed reactors, contact Silvia Mancini at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Frederic Cosme at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Learn more about Silvia at: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/silvia-mancini
Learn more about Fred at: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/frederic-cosme