Bruce Marvin is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in California with more than 30 years of consulting experience focused on civil engineering, soil and groundwater remediation and facility closure. He specializes in project strategy development, technology selection, engineering process design, and quality assurance procedures. His clients include commercial and governmental entities in the United States, Japan, Canada, and Australia.
Internationally recognized for his in situ remediation expertise, Bruce has established industry best practices for in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO). He has performed numerous pioneering projects involving ozone, permanganate, persulfate and hydrogen peroxide. He negotiated "first-to-filed" work plans and permits for ISCO in several regions of California and has successfully implemented ISCO outside the United States. His in situ remediation experience also includes projects utilizing enhanced biological processes, monitored natural attenuation, in-situ chemical reduction (ISCR), and thermal treatment technologies. In addition, Bruce has operated soil vapor extraction, air and bio-sparging, bioreactors, air strippers, carbon adsorption, pumping systems and controls systems providing his clients with unique practical solutions to complex environmental problems.
For the past several years, Bruce has led teams that have removed six buildings and prepared the sites for redevelopment. These buildings were used for radiologic research and development which required mindful characterization, abatement and selective demolition and included the removal of PCB, lead, mercury, cobalt, volatile organic compound, diesel, asbestos, beryllium, plutonium, uranium, cesium, europium, and tritium-containing media. He is actively commercializing technologies for destruction of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in water leveraging his background in ISCO/ISCR and his broad experience base with environmental contaminants. He is the technical lead for Geosyntec's research into the use of ozone-based air purification process for sanitizing interior spaces and surfaces for SARS CoV-2 and has collaborated with a team of Geosyntec engineers and scientists to offer a practical solution to our clients facing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through the development of cost-effective forecasting and resource allocation alternatives, Bruce takes advantage of the latest proven technologies to advance the interests of his clients. For example, at a former manufacturing facility, he developed an integrated DNAPL source zone strategy that integrated the technical and non-technical requirements with stakeholder concerns and off-site property issues, managing the implementation of the off-site remediation (ISCO) in a highly urbanized area.