October 11, 2013

Geosyntec Practitioners to Present at Battelle Bioremediation Symposium in Jacksonville, Florida

Geosyntec Consultants will be well represented at the 2nd International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies, organized and presented by Battelle June 10-13, 2013, in Jacksonville, Florida.

Scientists, engineers, regulators, and other environmental professionals representing universities, government site management and regulatory agencies, and R&D and manufacturing firms from around the world are expected to attend the symposium.

Among them will be more than 20 Geosyntec professionals, with 15 giving platform talks and a poster presentation. Five Geosyntec practitioners are session chairs for the proceedings. In total, more than 35 Geosyntec engineers and scientists served as contributing or lead authors for papers or posters at this symposium.

Michael Kavanaugh, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, a senior principal for Geosyntec based in California, is one of two invited speakers for the symposium's plenary session on June 10 from 6:30-8 p.m. He will present "Complex Contaminated Groundwater Sites and End States: Future Options," which describes a study Dr. Kavanaugh chaired recently for the Water Science and Technology Board under the auspices of the National Research Council. The study was a comprehensive evaluation of alternatives for managing complex contaminated groundwater sites.

In addition, Gary Wealthall, Ph.D., and Michaye McMaster with Geosyntec's Toronto office will be co-instructors for a short course on June 10 from 8 a.m.-noon, "Using the 14-Compartment Model for Remedy Selection." The course is intended to provide an overview of the 14-Compartment Model and teach users how to populate the tool with site data, identify critical data gaps, and understand the benefits of using the tool for evaluating remedy selection.

For more information on Geosyntec's participation at the symposium, contact Jim Langenbach in Cape Canaveral at 321-747-1906 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also contact Nandra Weeks in Jacksonville at 904-450-4260 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A complete list of platform presenters, session chairs, and a poster presentation from Geosyntec appears below.

Tuesday, June 11

David Folkes (Denver)
12:10 p.m. - Session Co-Chair

Track D2. Advances in Vapor Intrusion

David Reynolds (Toronto)
1:25 p.m. - Session Co-Chair

Track B2. Biobarrier Installation, Management, and Performance

David Reynolds (Toronto)
8:50 a.m. - Platform Presentation

"Electrokinetic-Enhanced Bioremediation (EK-BIO) of a PCE Source in Low-Permeability Materials"
Track B1. Subsurface Delivery Strategies

Christopher Gale (San Diego)
11:45 a.m. - Platform Presentation

"Are You Getting the Distribution You Need? Design to Testing to Full-Scale Implementation"
Track B1. Subsurface Delivery Strategies

Paul Brookner (Minneapolis)
3:55 p.m. - Platform Presentation

"Biological In Situ Enhanced Reductive Dechlorination via Closed-Loop Groundwater Recirculation at a German Site"
Track A3. Reductive Bioremediation Processes to Address Organic Contaminants

Chapman Ross (Boston)
3:55 p.m. - Platform Presentation

"Biobarrier Pilot Test for PCE and TCA Treatment in Marine Clay in Coastal Maine"
Track B2. Biobarrier Installation, Management, and Performance

Chris Voci (Philadelphia)
4:20 p.m. - Platform Presentation

"Biological and Sustainability Issues Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing"
Track D3. Biological and Sustainability Issues Related to Hydraulic Fracturing

Ravi Arulanantham (Oakland)
Time TBA - Platform Presentation

"Comprehensive and Sustainable Environmental Management Plan for the Nations of the Indian Subcontinent: Addressing the Challenges"
Track F1. Overcoming Lack of Infrastructure, Regulatory Frameworks, and Other
Obstacles in Developing Countries

Wednesday, June 12

Amanda Hughes (Chicago)
8 a.m. - Session Co-Chair

Track A4. PCB Bioremediation

Sandra Dworatzek (SiREM)
8:25 a.m. - Platform Presentation

"Evaluation of Microscale Zero-Valent Iron Treatment and Enhanced In Situ Bioremediation of Chlorofluorocarbons in Groundwater"
Track C4. Applications of ZVI with Bioremediation

Michael Kavanaugh (Oakland)
8:50 a.m. - Platform Presentation

"Complex Contaminated Groundwater Sites and End States: Future Options"
Track F4. Site Management Strategies for Complex Sites

Matt Vanderkooy (Toronto)
8:50 a.m. - Platform Presentation

"Biological Reductive Dechlorination of PCBs in Sediment and Engineered Caps: Applying Lessons from Chlorinated Benzenes and Related Compounds"
Track A4. PCB Bioremediation

Matt Vanderkooy (Toronto)
1:50 p.m. - Platform Presentation

"Evaluating Remediation Sustainability: Does it Matter Which Tool You Choose?"
Track E4. Estimating Remediation Impacts: Tools and Approaches

Phil Dennis (SiREM)
2:15 p.m. - Platform Presentation

"Enhanced Bioremediation of 1,2-Dichloroethane Using Bioaugmentation"
Track A6. Bioaugmentation

Rachel Klinger (Jacksonville)
3:05 p.m. - Platform Presentation

"Optimization of Existing Remedial Systems — Sustainable Strategies at Florida Drycleaner Solvent Cleanup Program and Hazardous Waste Sites"
Track F6. Optimization and Oversight of Existing Cleanup Programs

Sandra Dworatzek (SiREM)
3:55 p.m. - Platform Presentation

"Long-Term Monitoring Data Evaluation of Bioaugmentation during ISCR-Enhanced Bioremediation of TCE DNAPL"
Track A6. Bioaugmentation

Thursday, June 13

Michaye McMaster (Toronto)
8 a.m. - Session Co-Chair

Track B5. Enhancements to Anaerobic Biodegradation Strategies

Ryan Fimmen (Columbus)
10:30 a.m. - Session Co-Chair

Track C8. Assessing MNA Processes of Inorganic Compounds

Jim Langenbach (Cape Canaveral)
9:15 a.m. - Platform Presentation

"Sustainable Site Management through High-Resolution Characterization Strategies at Kennedy Space Center, Florida"
Track F7. Benefits of High-Resolution Site Characterization

James Wang (Columbia, MD)
10:30 a.m. - Platform Presentation

"Evaluation of In Situ Enhanced Reductive Dechlorination for a Fractured-Bedrock Aquifer with Mixed Chlorinated Solvent DNAPL"
Track A7. Bioremediation in Fractured Rock and Bedrock

Ryan Fimmen (Columbus)
10:30 a.m. - Platform Presentation

"Evaluating Post-ISCO Recovery/Return to Baseline Conditions"
Track C8. Assessing MNA Processes of Inorganic Compounds

Amar Wadhawan (Columbia, MD)
11:45 a.m. - Platform Presentation

"In Situ Processes Supporting a Monitored Natural Recovery Approach for Managing Chromium-Contaminated Estuarine Sediments"
Track C8. Assessing MNA Processes of Inorganic Compounds

Poster Presentation

Wednesday, June 12

(Display 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Reception 5-6:30 p.m.)

Sandra Dworatzek (SiREM)
"Harnessing Dehalobacter's Potential for Chlorinated Solvent Remediation"
S. Dworatzek, P. Dollar, J. Roberts, J. Webb, and P. Dennis

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