Geosyntec News and Events

Chris Herin (Florida), John Hollar (Georgia), Joe Esseichick (Colorado), and Jenna Newcombe (Massachusetts) will attend the NAEM Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Sustainability Management Forum at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Florida on October 25-27, 2017. A Gold Sponsor for the event this year, Geosyntec has sponsored this event since 2010. Our staff has provided webinars and articles on a number of topics including green remediation, vapor intrusion, clean air act…
Jill Johnson (Pensacola) has been appointed the 2018 Incoming Chair of the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) Coastal Plains Chapter. In her new role, she will lead the chapter's efforts to provide opportunities for professional development, networking, community and student support, and to improve environmental knowledge and decisions in a neutral forum for exchanging information. Jill's role will help her remain at the forefront of technical excellence and better serve Geosyntec clients in the…
Brandon Klenzendorf (Texas) was named the 2017 Outstanding Young Alumnus by the department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) at The University of Texas at Austin at the CAEE Academy of Distinguished Alumni Banquet in Austin, Texas on September 29, 2017. The award recognizes a graduate of the CAEE department under the age of 40 who has distinguished himself with outstanding service and contributions to the engineering profession and community. Brandon received his B.S.…
Geosyntec professionals will make a significant technical contribution to the 33rd Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst from October 16-19, 2017. Geosyntec will lead a workshop, deliver two platform presentations, four poster presentations. Jessica Yeager serves on the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). The conference is presented by The Association for Environmental Health & Sciences Foundation (AEHS), and is expected to have over 200 poster presentations,…
Geosyntec staff made a significant technical contribution to the 13th Annual California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) Conference entitled "CASQA in the Capital: Building Bridges for Water" at the Sacramento Convention Center on September 25-27, 2017. Key contributions of Geosyntec staff: Lisa Austin served as the Conference Co-Chair Aaron Poresky led the "BMP Science and Planning" track 17 Geosyntec papers were presented by staff representing six Geosyntec offices Geosyntec's Sacramento office hosted a client-event that attracted…
Jay Thompson (Minneapolis) is teaching a course on environmental forensics to graduate and advanced undergraduate students at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, North Dakota. The course, entitled "Environmental Forensics and Remediation," provides students with a broad overview of the chemical, mathematical, and statistical tools used by practitioners in environmental forensics engagements. Jay is an environmental engineer with expertise in environmental remediation, litigation support, fate and transport modeling, and sustainability. Experienced in environmental physico-chemical…
Sanjam Singh (South Carolina) has published an article for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Volume 2671, 2017. Sanjam's article, entitled "Real-World Freeway and Ramp Activity and Emissions for Light-Duty Gasoline Vehicles," was co-authored by Christopher Frey and Maryam Delavarrafiee. TRB is one of seven program units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which provides independent, objective analysis and advice…
Optical remote sensing (ORS) technologies are well suited for monitoring emissions along plant boundaries and beyond. At this type of location, pollutants are well mixed and dispersed and therefore require monitoring techniques that can detect low levels (parts per billion or parts per trillion concentrations) of hydrocarbons and/or VOC. The dispersed emission plumes at a property boundary are often transient in nature and highly dependent on ambient wind speeds and directions. To assess these plumes,…
Chriso Petropoulou and Mark Willobee (Illinois) presented at the 2017 Chicagoland Safety, Health & Environmental Conference held in Naperville, Illinois on September 18-21, 2017. Chriso's presentation was entitled ";Odor Source Identification and Abatement Technologies."; It highlighted Chriso's experience evaluating raw materials, manufacturing operations, and waste and wastewater generation and treatment to determine sources of odors at industrial facilities. Mark's presentations were entitled ";Illinois EPA's New Industrial Stormwater Permit"; and ";Developing a Successful Industrial Stormwater Compliance…
Scott Luettich (Maine) and Nick Yafrate (Massachusetts) will speak at a meeting of the Southern New England Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on October 16, 2017. Scott and Nick will discuss "Elevated Temperature Landfills (ET°LFs) - Recent Challenges Facing the Solid Waste Industry." Although not common, temperatures in excess of 250°F to 300°F have been measured in some landfills. The exothermic source of…
Rob Ferree (Michigan) will contribute to a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Part 201 Panel Discussion during the upcoming Michigan Chamber of Commerce Environmental Forum in Lansing, Michigan on October 11, 2017. The Environmental Forum will cover comprehensive updates on the most current developments in the environmental arena with leading expert attorneys, government officials, and top consultants. Robert Ferree is a Principal Geologist based in Michigan with more than 30 years of experience focused…
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…
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: 2. Mobilization of Chloroethene Compounds from the Rock Matrix." Their co-authors were A.M. Shapiro, C.R. Tiedeman, T.E. Imbrigiotta, D.J. Goode, P.A. Hsieh, P.J. Lacombe, and G.P. Curtis. The paper is the second of a…
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.…
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…
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,…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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