Geosyntec professionals will make a significant technical contribution to the Seventh International Symposium and Exhibition on the Redevelopment of Manufactured Gas Plant Sites at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in Louisiana on October 16-18, 2017. Geosyntec will be represented by 10 attendees and will be delivering five presentations. Savron, a division of Geosyntec, will also deliver a poster presentation. Presentation topics include innovative remedial technologies, novel analytical techniques, and a unique MGP redevelopment case study.…
Jeremy Morris and Robert "Dylan" Walker (Maryland) presented at the 2017 International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) World Congress and WASTECON 2017 conference in Baltimore, Maryland on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Their presentation was entitled "Using Machine Learning Algorithms to Predict Landfill Gas Potential." It examined the use of machine learning algorithms to build solutions for new and emerging problems in the waste management industry. Existing applications of machine learning in waste management include waste stream…
Gavin Grant (Toronto) and Grant Scholes (Guelph) will present at the Remediation Technologies Symposium (RemTech) 2017 at Fairmont Banff Springs in Alberta, Canada on October 11-13, 2017. Gavin and Grant will represent Savron, a division of Geosyntec. Gavin Grant's presentation is entitled "In Situ Smoldering Combustion (STAR) for the Treatment of Contaminated Soils: Challenges Encountered & Lessons Learned In Providing a New Remediation Technology to the Industry." His co-authors were David Major and Grant Scholes,…
Geosyntec staff will make a significant technical contribution to Vapor Intrusion: The Conference II – Legal, Technical and Regulatory Perspectives at Hilton University Place in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 5-6, 2017. Geosyntec professionals will moderate a technical session, and deliver three presentations. Vapor intrusion continues to be a major topic of discussion in the environmental industry. Since the first vapor intrusion (VI) conference organized by the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG) Carolinas…
Joe Esseichick and Suzanne Gabriele (Colorado) will present at the Colorado Environmental Management Society's (CEMS) Fall Conference, "The Future of Environmental Management in Colorado - Challenges, Big Ideas, and Solutions for the 21st Century," at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on October 10, 2017. Joe and Suzanne's presentation is entitled "Defensible Cost Estimating for Site Decommissioning and Redevelopment." Geosyntec is also a proud sponsor of the conference. According to the Colorado Environmental Management Society, recent…
Ravi Arulanantham (California) was invited by U.S. EPA and the Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) program to provide two training webinars for the U.S. EPA's new employees and state regulators on the topic of risk-based corrective action (RBCA) on October 5 and November 6, 2017. The webinar held on October 5, 2017 will be a 90-minute basic RBCA training and the webinar held on November 6, 2017 will be a 90-minute advanced RBCA training.…
Ushang Desai (Florida) co-authored an article entitled "Evaluation of Spirometry for Medical Clearance in Occupations Requiring Respirator Usage" published in the in Occupational Diseases and Environmental Medicine Journal in Volume 5, Number 3 in August 2017. His co-authors were Giffe T. Johnson, James D. McCluskey, and Raymond D. Harbison. Occupational Diseases and Environmental Medicine (ODEM) is an open access journal. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners all…
Dan Bourdeau, Taylor Walter (New Hampshire), and Hayley O'Grady (Massachusetts) were honored for their work on the Winnicut River Watershed Restoration and Management Plan by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Watershed Assistance Section. The NHDES will add the watershed restoration and management plan to their "family of great watershed plans." After a year of focused collaboration, Geosyntec professionals, along with the New Hampshire Rivers Council (NHRC) and our partners Wright-Pierce and the…
Mary deFlaun and Scott Drew (New Jersey) recently collaborated with several researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey on an article published in the online edition of the journal "Groundwater" on September 5, 2017. The article is entitled "Bioremediation in Fractured Rock: 1. Modeling to Inform Design, Monitoring, and Expectations." Their co-authors were C.R. Tiedeman, A.M. Shapiro, P.A. Hsieh, T.E. Imbrigiotta, D.J. Goode, P.J. Lacombe, C.D. Johnson, J.H. Williams, G.P. Curtis. The paper is the first…
As in previous years, Geosyntec staff will make a significant technical contribution to WEFTEC 2017 in Chicago, Illinois on September 30 - October 4, 2017. Geosyntec professionals will conduct two workshops, lead a special seminar, moderate a technical session, and deliver 12 presentations. WEFTEC is the largest conference in North America to offer water quality professionals from around the world with water quality education and training. Also recognized as the largest annual water quality exhibition…
Sandra Dworatzek (Ontario), a Senior Manager at SiREM, a division of Geosyntec, was invited to will present at the Raleigh Remediation Short Course at the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson at the Raleigh-Durham Airport in North Carolina on September 20, 2017. Her presentation, entitled "Use of pH Tolerant Bioaugmentation Cultures for Bioremediation at Low pH," is part of an educational half-day short course on in situ remediation of chlorinated VOCs sponsored by Tersus Environmental.…
Emily Campbell (Illinois) presented at the 7th International Symposium for Wetland Pollutant Dynamics and Control (WETPOL) at Big Sky Resort in Montana on August 21-25, 2017. Emily's presentation was entitled "Constructed Wetlands for Milking Facility Wastewater: Transforming Research into Best Management Practices." It was a continuation of her master's degree research on the treatment of milking facility wastewater. She collaborated with the Michigan Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Michigan State University. Her research was…
Olga Stewart (Alaska) was recently elected President of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Greatland chapter for 2018. This chapter covers all of Alaska, with the majority of participating members residing in Anchorage. Olga will coordinate social and technical events for members, outreach to K-12 girls, scholarships for aspiring women engineers, and collaboration with other professional groups. Olga is an environmental engineer with more than nine years of experience as an environmental consultant helping clients…
Amid rising tribal frustrations and widespread concerns emphasized during protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the U.S. Departments of the Interior and Justice, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) hosted a series of meetings with Indian Tribes in the Fall of 2016 to discuss their input in Federal infrastructure project decisions. Federal agencies are required to consider the effects of their undertakings on historic properties that are listed or eligible for inclusion in…
In an interview with Waste360, Nick Yafrate (Massachusetts) outlines the challenges and solutions for hazardous elevated temperature landfills. The interview discusses Nick's interests in his work, changes he has brought about, things he wishes his clients knew, advice he would give young person considering a career in the waste management industry, what he would like to see in terms of new regulations or behaviors for clients, and proactive monitoring of landfills. Nick was recently named…
Yonas Zemuy (California) will present at the 2017 Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG) Annual Meeting at the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 12-16, 2017. Yonas' presentation is entitled "Large Landslide Remediation by Slot-Cut Construction Technique at a Southern California Landfill," and his project team members were Saverio Siciliano, Chris Conkle, Alex Stern, Zahra Amini, Mike Minch, Chris Hunt, Goodwin Wharton, and Robert Bachus. Abstract Construction in existing landslide debris can be…
Nick Yafrate (Massachusetts) was recognized by Waste360 as an awardee in their "40 Under 40" awards program on March 6, 2017. Waste360's 40 Under 40 program showcases the next generation of leaders who are shaping the future of the waste and recycling industry and recognizes inspiring and innovative professionals under the age of 40 whose work has made a significant contribution to the industry. The winners are involved in many different aspects of the waste…
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the final rule for crude oil and natural gas facilities on June 3, 2016 for construction, modification, or reconstruction of facilities commenced after September 18, 2015. The regulation addresses air emissions of methane, volatile organic compounds, and sulfur dioxides from various affected facilities. The effective date of this regulation was August 2, 2016 and the initial monitoring survey to identify fugitive leaks was to be performed by June…
Martha Carr (Georgia) was elected to the Board of Directors for the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Georgia Chapter for 2018-2019. The Georgia Chapter serves members in Georgia by providing conferences, certifications, publications, and technical training courses. SWANA-Georgia represents industry leaders from every discipline in solid waste management. The chapter provides members opportunities to hear about the latest technologies and developments in our industry and to network with other solid waste professionals. The…
Doug Mateas (Illinois) co-authored an article entitled "In situ stabilization of NAPL contaminant source-zones as a remediation technique to reduce mass discharge and flux to groundwater," published in the Journal of Contaminant Hydrology on July 25, 2017. Doug's co-authors were Geoffrey R. Tick and Kenneth C. Carroll. The Journal of Contaminant Hydrology is an international journal publishing scientific articles pertaining to the contamination of groundwater. Emphasis is placed on investigations of the physical, chemical, and…
Geosyntec professionals will present at Dam Safety 2017 at the J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas on September 10-14, 2017. Melissa Setz (Georgia) will deliver a presentation entitled "Turning Disaster into Knowledge: Assessment of South Carolina Dam Failures Related to Offshore Hurricane Joaquin by the GEER Team," Lelio Mejia (California) will deliver a presentation entitled "Construction of Dam 1E For The Panama Canal Pacific Access Channel," Robert Bachus (Georgia) will…
Geosyntec staff will make a substantial technical contribution to the CleanUp 2017 Conference at the Crown Conference Center in Melbourne, Australia on September 10-14, 2017. CleanUp 2017 is 7th International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference incorporating the 1st International PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) Conference. Geosyntec professionals have been invited to deliver a keynote, lead a workshop, chair a technical session, and deliver five presentations. The team from Geosyntec includes Rula Deeb (California), Paul Nicholson, Sarah…
Rula Deeb (California) will deliver a keynote address at CleanUp 2017 Conference at the Crown Conference Center in Melbourne, Australia on September 10-14, 2017. CleanUp 2017 is 7th International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference incorporating the 1st International PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) Conference. In addition to her keynote, Rula will lead a workshop, chair a technical session, and deliver a technical presentation. Rula is a Senior Principal Civil and Environmental Engineer based in California with…
Clinton Carlson (Georgia) co-authored an article entitled "A Metric to Screen Acceptable Velocity and Displacement Time Histories of Modified Ground Motions," published in Earthquake Spectra, The Professional Journal of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. Clinton's co-author was Dimitrios Zekkos. Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) established Earthquake Spectra with the purpose of improving the practice of earthquake hazards mitigation, preparedness, and recovery. It is intended to serve the informational needs of professionals engaged in earthquake loss…
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) launched a new online CFR (oCFR) mobile application for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA's) Hazardous Material Regulations in 49 CFR 100-180 and PHMSA's Pipeline Safety Regulations in 49 CFR 190-199. According to the U.S. DOT, the new oCFR app provides the first-ever mobile access to search, view and navigate PHMSA's Hazardous Materials Regulations in 49 CFR parts 100-180 for the classifying, handling and packaging of hazardous…
Neal Durant (Maryland) and Dogus Meric (Illinois) will present at the 254th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting in Washington, D.C. on August 20-24, 2017. Neal's presentation is entitled "From bench experiments to full scale application: development of three commercially successful technologies for reducing the time and cost for remediating contaminated industrial sites." His co-authors were Dave Major, Evan Cox, James Wang, Sandra Dworatzek, Elizabeth Edwards, Gavin Grant, Jason Gerhard, Denis O'Carroll, and David Gent.…
Geosyntec staff will make a significant technical contribution to the 12th Annual Georgia Environmental Conference at the Jekyll Island Convention Center in Georgia on August 23-25, 2017. Geosyntec professionals will be moderating three technical sessions, serving as topic coordinator for four technical sessions, and delivering four presentations. Ganesh Krishnan is a Steering Committee member for the Georgia Environmental Conference and the Scholarship Committee Chair. Geosyntec is a Gold Sponsor of the conference. The Georgia Environmental…
SiREM, a division of Geosyntec, was founded in 2002 to provide the highest quality testing services and remediation products combined with unparalleled technical support to increase remediation effectiveness, decrease remediation costs, and provide peace of mind during field implementation. Their focus is the remediation of chlorinated solvents, metals, petroleum hydrocarbons, and other recalcitrant contaminants in soil, sediment, and groundwater. SiREM professionals are active in research and development (R&D) and often collaborate with leading research organizations.…
The Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) has released a five-year science plan for research toward technical breakthroughs to improve the resilience and sustainability of existing and future civil infrastructure. Geosyntec's Lelio Mejia (California) participated in the Science Plan Task Group that developed the plan. The plan provides the engineering community with a roadmap for research on mitigation of natural hazards using the NHERI facilities and equipment at the 10 academic institutions that are part…
Sid Nadukuru (Georgia), co-authored an article entitled "Performance and damage evolution of plain and fibre-reinforced segmental concrete pipelines subjected to transverse permanent ground displacement," in the journal Stucture and Infrastructure Engineering on July 12, 2017. "Performance and damage evolution of plain and fibre-reinforced segmental concrete pipelines subjected to transverse permanent ground displacement" addresses the three expeiments done on three different pipes where three stages of damage were tested. Results show the tests caused damage at…
Geosyntec was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Geotechnical Project by the San Diego Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for the Alta La Jolla Drainage Repair – Phase 2 Project in California. The Alta La Jolla Drainage Repair Project mitigated progressive erosion of an ephemeral channel that was threatening the stability of slopes below adjacent residential properties. The project restored natural hydraulic conditions through use of an innovative weir to direct pre- and…
Man Zhang (Minnesota) co-authored a paper entitled "In-situ degradation of soil-sorbed 17β-estradiol using carboxymethyl cellulose stabilized manganese oxide nanoparticles: Column studies" that was published in the journal Environmental Pollution in Volume 223 on pages 238-246 in April of 2017. The study is the first of its kind on in-situ remediation of 17β-estradiol -contaminated soil in a column setting. The work tested a new remediation technology for in-situ degradation of estrogens by delivering a new class…
Geosyntec is supplying advanced field data collection technology to our Ahtna partner for a remedial investigation and risk assessment at a Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) from World War II in a remote area of Alaska. The challenging project is highlighted in two articles written by Karina Quintans in The Military Engineer May-June, 2017 issue. The first article, "Amidst Fog, Rain, And Volcanos: Environmental Restoration in Alaska's Aleutian Islands," is focused on the difficulties of…