Geosyntec News and Events

Please join Geosyntec at the Water Environment Federation's Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) at the New Orleans Morial Conventions Center in New Orleans for a meet and greet with our experts that are speaking at the following sessions and workshops on September 24-28, 2016. WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation's Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with…
On behalf of the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) and the Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program (MassBays), Geosyntec has developed TIDEGateway, a web-based assessment and planning tool for tide gates in the MassBays region. NOAA Project of Special Merit Components: Gathering and assessing existing information related to tide gates in the MassBays planning area (Salisbury to Provincetown). Producing an interactive, web-based inventory and assessment tool to aid managers in the management of tide…
Mark Hanna (California) is working with architect Frank Gehry and landscape architect Laurie Olin on the L.A. River Visioning Plan by providing expertise as a water resource engineer. This team is working directly for the recently rebranded River LA, a non-profit working across public, private, and philanthropic sectors which was founded by the City of Los Angeles in 2009. The revitalization of the L.A. River is the largest effort to date since complete channelization of…
Jason Conder and Herwig Goldemund participated in an Emerging Contaminants panel at the Georgia Environmental Conference (GEC) in Jekyll Island, Georgia on August 25, 2016. The panel addressed the remediation, chemistry, toxicity, and fate and transport of Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) and 1,4-Dioxane. These emerging contaminants are an increasing concern to stakeholders in areas where these substances have been manufactured and used in industries, including carpet and other textile industries. The southeastern United…
Geosyntec, Green Harbor Energy, and Encore Renewable Energy have formed a strategic partnership, "GGE Alliance," to harness the capabilities of three industry leaders to deliver world-class clean energy projects on environmentally challenged and underutilized properties. "For over thirty years, our firm has combined technology and practice leadership with client service and project delivery excellence to provide services and solutions that are highly valued by our clients," said Peter Zeeb, Geosyntec's President and CEO. "This partnership…
Darrell Sandlin will present at the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE's) annual meeting entitled "39th World Energy Engineering Congress" at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. His presentation will be entitled "State Incentives for CHP Reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions." Darrell's session will describe how on site distributed generation, from combined heat and power, plays a significant role in the reduction of greenhouse gas…
The 2013 California Phase II General MS4 Permit (MS4 Permit) specifically requires a Program Effectiveness Assessment and Improvement Plan (PEAIP) to include "quantification of pollutant loads and pollutant load reductions achieved by the program as a whole" (Section E.14.a.ii.a.6) and to "quantitatively assess BMP performance at reducing pollutant loads wherever feasible, using … science-based estimates of pollutant load removal for BMPs where direct measurement of pollutant removal is overly challenging" (Sections E.14.a.ii.d.2 and E.14.a.ii.b.4). Additionally,…
Please join Geosyntec at the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) Gold Stormwater Steward Sponsor for a meet and greet with our experts that are speaking at the following sessions and workshops in San Diego on September 11-14, 2016. Monday September 12 - CASQA Training Workshop Speakers Lisa Austin The Realities of Watershed Management Plans and Green Infrastructure Plan Implementation Training Workshop / Tracking Progress, Measuring Effectiveness, and Managing Adaptively Panel Discussion 10:30 am to 12:00…
On behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), Geosyntec Consultants has developed an interactive, web-based Massachusetts Clean Water Tool Kit, which serves as the state's primary public education resource related to nonpoint source pollution. The Toolkit includes 10 sections focused on the major categories of nonpoint source pollution, 127 fact sheets on best management practices, and a collection of "Interactive Scenarios" based on Massachusetts landscapes. The Interactive Scenarios allow users to explore ways…
Tony Byrne (England) is chairing a session at the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Knowledge Transfer Workshop hosted by the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) at the Victoria Street Conference Center in London on September 8, 2016. Tony, who is a co-chair of the Technical Working Group for the CCSA, and a member of CCSA Regulatory and Policy Working Group, will chair the technical session on: Commissioning and operational control Re-use of infrastructure Subsurface…
Joe Cleary (New Jersey) will present at the 2016 Fall Technology Transfer Seminar at the Sheraton Eatontown in New Jersey at 1:30 pm on Tuesday September 13, 2016. His presentation will focus on sustainability trends in water, energy and residuals management and is entitled "Sustainability Trends on Water and Energy Management." The seminar is sponsored by the New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA). The New Jersey Water Environment Association is a non profit educational organization…
Leah MacKinnon (Ontario) and Neal Durant (Washington DC) co-authored a peer-reviewed journal article entitled "The influence of cosolvent and heat on the solubility and reactivity of organophosphorous pesticide DNAPL alkaline hydrolysis" in the August issue of the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research. The article describes one aspect of a the NorthPestClean project (http://www.eng.northpestclean.dk), a project testing technologies for enhancing performance of in situ alkaline hydrolysis for treatment of dense non aqueous phase (DNAPL) organophosphorus…
Robert Bruce (Malaysia) will be a keynote speaker at the National Chemical Engineering Symposium (NACES) to be held at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus in Malaysia on September 9-11, 2016. The theme of the event is entitled " The X solutions: Food-water-energy nexus" and the event has a full schedule of events. NACES 2016 looks forward to inspire and instill the perception regarding the importance of chemical engineering's role in solving world-wide issues and…
Sean Malkeson (England) will present at the 27th European Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems at the University of Brighton on September 7, 2016. His presentation is entitled "Analysis of fuel mass fraction dissipation rate transport in turbulent flame-droplet interaction: A Direct Numerical Simulation study" and it examines the modeling of the fuel mass fraction dissipation rate and its transport equation in the context of RANS simulations for the combustion of fuel sprays in…
Joe Jeray and Jim Brinkman (Massachusetts) will Co-Chair and Present during the Environmental Business Council (EBC) New England, Inc. Site Remediation and Redevelopment Program entitled "Sediment Dredging at Remediation Sites" at McLane Middleton in Woburn, Massachusetts at 7:30am till noon on September 13, 2016. Each will be playing a key role in a program concerning sediment dredging aimed at helping those who have remediation and/or infrastructure issues requiring sediment removal. Joe, a member of the…
Todd McAlary (Ontario) and his co-inventors from the University of Waterloo, Dr. Tadeusz Górecki and Dr. Suresh Seethapathy, were recently named inventors of a passive sampling device and method of sampling and analysis by the United States Patent and Trademark office. The invention provides a device, named the Waterloo Membrane SamplerTM (WMSTM), and a method to quantitatively measure concentrations of volatile organic compound vapors below the ground surface using a passive device that is placed…
Geosyntec Employees will be presenting at the International Low Impact Development Conference at the Holiday Inn Portland-By the Bay, in Portland, Maine on August 29-31, 2016. The name of the conference is "Mainstreaming Green Infrastructure" and its focus will highlight the mainstreaming of green infrastructure (GI) and low impact development (LID) in municipal stormwater programming, as well as new and existing work and research in the United States and internationally. The LID conference is organized…
Rudy Bonaparte will share his experience with students at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia this fall in a course entitled "Global Engineering Leadership and Management." Geosyntec's President and CEO will co-teach the class, which uses industry leaders and a variety of faculty members to teach students the principles of leadership in engineering environments. More Information For more information on the new people joining the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty this…
Geosyntec's ranked in many categories according to Engineering News Record (ENR) for 2016. Notably, we rank 43th in the Top 200 Environmental Firms, and 34th in the Top 100 Pure Designer Firms. Geosyntec ranks as the following in 2016. Top 200 Environmental Firms - #43 Top 500 Design Firms - #54 Top 150 Global Design Firms - #104 Top 225 International Design Firms - #131 Top 100 Pure Designers #34 Top Design Firms – Power…
Derek Tomlinson (Pennsylvania) will present at the 252nd American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition entitled "Chemistry of the People, by the People, for the People" at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 1:30pm on August 24, 2016. He will discuss innovative remediation techniques for dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) source areas in his presentation entitled "Development of Innovative Technologies for the Remediation of DNAPL Source Zones Throughout their Lifecycle," presented during…
Recent guidance document recognizes SiREM as a recommended passive sampler laboratory. SiREM is a division of Geosyntec. The Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program/Environmental Security Technology Certification Program and United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Office of Research and Development recently released a draft User's Manual for Laboratory, Field, and Analytical Procedures for Using Passive Sampling in the Evaluation of Contaminated Sediments. Within the document, SiREM's laboratory is listed as a commercial analytical laboratory…
Duncan Talbert (Scotland) authored an article entitled "Jacket Integrity Monitoring" for Wind Energy Network Magazine, Issue 33, August 2016. In his article, he discusses the more traditional methods of monitoring the structural integrity of offshore wind energy structures, including visual inspections and flooded member detection, before moving on to more efficient means, such as accelerometers. Duncan has more than 20 years of experience as a Technical Safety Engineer. His focus is in the areas of…
Kevin Kopp (California) co-authored an article entitled “Heat Management Strategies for MSW Landfills” in the journal Waste Management, published on July 25, 2016. Waste Management is an international journal devoted to the presentation and discussion of information on the generation, prevention, characterization, monitoring, treatment, handling, reuse and ultimate residual disposition of solid wastes, both in industrialized and in economically developing countries. The journal addresses various types of solid wastes including municipal (e.g., residential, institutional, commercial,…
Savron held its annual Researcher's Meeting in Guelph, Ontario on July 27-28, 2016. Savron is a division of Geosyntec. Savron shared with the students and researchers the practical field applications of the STAR process. The field applications included the full-scale application to treat coal tars in situ at a site in New Jersey; the results from in situ pilot tests for the STAR treatment of gasoline and diesel range organics at refinery in both Michigan…
Geosyntec’s Gary Wealthall, Ph.D. (Ontario), and Derek Tomlinson, P.E., P.Eng., BCEE (Pennsylvania), contributed to the creation of a series of webinars based on the LNAPL illustrated handbook. The LNAPL illustrated handbook presents best-practice guidance for the assessment and remediation of light non-aqueous phase liquids (LNAPLs) in the subsurface. The 7 section webinar series presents best-practice guidance for the assessment and remediation of light non-aqueous phase liquids (LNAPLs) in the subsurface. The production of the LNAPL…
SiREM has launched a new website to help clients learn about the advantages they gain with SiREM products and services. SiREM is widely recognized as a leader in bioaugmentation for chlorinated solvent remediation and bench-scale treatability testing applied to a wide range of remediation technologies including in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO), in situ chemical reduction (ISCR), bioremediation and permeable reactive barriers. SiREM also offers a range of laboratory testing services for remediation site monitoring, management…
Morteza Khorshidi (North Carolina) co-authored a paper entitled "Intrinsic Relationship between Specific Surface Area and Soil Water Retention" in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering on July 20, 2016. The paper that explores a new methodology for specific surface area (SSA) determination of both expansive and nonexpansive soils based on interpretation of the soil water retention curve (SWRC). Abstract Specific surface area (SSA) is a fundamental property of soil. A new methodology for SSA…
Geosyntec employees will be presenting at the Ekos Brazil Seminar, entitled "International Seminar for Remediation and Development of Contaminated Sites," at Senac Santo Amaro on September 28-29, 2016. Dr. Gary Wealthall, Dr. Silvia Mancini, Michaye McMaster, Dr. Gavin Grant, and Grant Scholes from Ontario will attend the conference. Dr. Gavin Grant and Grant Scholes will be representing Savron, a division of Geosyntec. Session 7 entitled "Investigation Technologies – Real Time Investigation" will be presented by…
David Sanderson presented at a Health and Safety Executive (HSE)/Offshore Structural Integrity Technical Authority Engagement event on July 26, 2016. David presented his paper, "Robustness in the Design of Offshore Structures," during a session which focused on Analysis, Inspection, and Maintenance. The HSE is Great Britain's independent watchdog for work-related health, safety, and illness. It acts in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across workplaces. The event, entitled "Structural Integrity Management…
Saeedreza Hafeznezami (California) has published a research article entitled "Arsenic mobilization in an oxidizing alkaline groundwater: Experimental studies, comparison and optimization of geochemical modeling parameters" in Applied Geochemistry, the Journal of the International Association of GeoChemistry, on July 22, 2016. Contamination of groundwater resources with naturally occurring arsenic (As) is a major health concern globally. Geochemical modeling can be a useful tool in predicting the mobility of As and assessing the remediation solutions for affected…
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