November 25, 2019

Geosyntec to Present on Environmental Issues at SERDP ESTCP Symposium 2019

Geosyntec will deliver three technical presentations and present 10 posters at the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) Symposium 2019 in Washington D.C. on December 3-5, 2019.

The SERDP and ESTCP Symposium is the nation's largest conference focusing on the Department of Defense's (DoD's) priority environmental and installation energy issues. The Symposium brings together environmental and energy researchers and technology developers with the defense end-user and regulatory communities to showcase cutting edge environmental technologies and ideas. The 2019 Symposium, will offer 16 technical sessions, a number of short courses, more than 450 technical poster presentations, exhibitors from funding and partnering organizations, and a variety of networking opportunities for the more than 1,000 attendees.

SERDP is DoD's environmental science and technology program, planned and executed in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with participation by numerous other federal and non-federal organizations. SERDP invests across a broad spectrum of basic and applied research, as well as advanced development.

ESTCP is DoD's environmental technology demonstration and validation program. The Program was established in 1995 to promote the transfer of innovative technologies that have successfully established proof of concept to field or production use. ESTCP demonstrations collect cost and performance data to overcome the barriers to employ an innovative technology because of concerns regarding technical or programmatic risk, the so-called "Valley of Death."

Geosyntec Participation

Session Topic: PFAS: State-of-the-Art Research & Development in Sampling, Analysis, Treatment & Effects (Part 2)
Speakers:
Jason Conder, Ph.D. (Guidance for Assessing the Ecological Risks of Threatened and Endangered Species at Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF)-Impacted Sites)
David Major, Ph.D., BCES (A Smoldering Solution to PFAS)
Abstract:
SERDP and ESTCP have been addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in the environment since 2011. Funded projects have focused on developing a better understanding of the occurrence, sampling and analysis, fate and transport, remedial treatment options, and ecotoxicity of PFAS at Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) contaminated sites. This two-part session will highlight recent successful SERDP & ESTCP projects addressing associated with PFAS in the environment. In particular, it will provide a DoD perspective on the current state of the science and provide an overview of issues such as mixed contaminants, investigative derived waste removal (specifically an alternative to incineration), in situ remediation technologies that includes treatment trains and novel adsorbents, and source zone characterization.

Session Topic: Field Demonstrations of Technologies for Treatment of Contaminated Groundwater Plumes
Speaker: Silvia Mancini, Ph.D., P.Geo. (Electrokinetic Enhanced Amendment Delivery - Current Successes and Future Research Directions)
Abstract:
SERDP and ESTCP have funded research and demonstrations for treatment of contaminated groundwater for over 20 years. In more recent years, these demonstrated technologies have been transitioned for use throughout the DoD. This session will highlight recent field demonstrations of contaminated groundwater characterization and treatment. Specifically, this session will provide a DoD perspective of groundwater treatment and present demonstration projects that cover issues dealing with remedial amendment delivery, treatment of complex media including fractured rock matrices, and characterization of degradation pathways for evaluation of natural attenuation.

Poster: Electrokinetically-Delivered, Thermally-Activated Persulfate Oxidation (EK-TAP) for the Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds in Heterogeneous and Low Permeability Source Zones
Presenter: Evan Cox, M.Sc., Geosyntec
Number: 69
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Poster: Verification Monitoring for In Situ Chemical Reduction Using Zero-Valent Zinc: A Novel Technology for Remediation of Chlorinated Alkanes
Presenter: Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP, Geosyntec
Number: 230
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Poster: Combined ISCR and Bioaugmentation: New Insights for Sulfidated ZVI
Presenter: Dimin Fan, Geosyntec
Number: 139
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Poster: Using Factor Analysis to Assess Bioremediation Efforts at a Contaminated Site in South America
Presenter: Staci Capozzi, Ph.D., Geosyntec
Number: 105
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Poster: Using Virtual Data Sets to Evaluate Approaches for Conceptual Site Model Development and Remediation Design at DNAPLImpacted Sites
Presenter: Michael Kavanaugh, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, Geosyntec
Number: 136
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Poster: Chaotic Advection for Enhanced Reagent Mixing
Presenter: Michelle Cho, Ph.D., Geosyntec
Number: 73
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Poster: In-Situ Treatment of PFAS Using D-FAS Technology
Presenter: David Reynolds, Ph.D., P.Eng., Geosyntec
Number: 223
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Poster: Demonstration of Smoldering Combustion Treatment of PFASimpacted Investigation-Derived Waste
Presenter: David Major, Ph.D., BCES, Geosyntec
Number: 198
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Poster: Guidance for Assessing the Ecological Risks of PFASs to Threatened and Endangered Species at Aqueous Film Forming Foam-Impacted Sites
Presenter: Jason Conder, Ph.D., Geosyntec
Number: 29
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Poster: Lines of Evidence to Assess the Effectiveness of PFAS Remedial Technologies
Presenter: Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP, Geosyntec
Number: 166
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

More Information

About the event: SERDP ESTCP Symposium 2019
About SERDP/ESTCP: https://www.serdp-estcp.org/About-SERDP-and-ESTCP
For consultation regarding Environmental Issues, contact Rula Deeb at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jason Conder at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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