David Adilman is a Principal Geologist based in Massachusetts focused on the characterization and remediation of soil and groundwater as well as the design and implementation of large-scale construction dewatering and landfill monitoring programs.
He has expertise in the field assessment of hydrogeologic systems, applied groundwater modeling, the fate and transport of contaminants in groundwater, bioremediation, data acquisition, and demonstration of natural attenuation remediation processes. He has been the project manager and lead hydrogeologist on numerous projects regulated under CERCLA. He also has designed, planned, supervised, and conducted field investigations for soil and groundwater impacts from chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons, explosives, and perchlorates.
David has applied advanced groundwater investigation field methods in unconsolidated and bedrock formations and has broad experience in aquifer testing, drilling, borehole geophysics, and fracture flow assessment of bedrock systems. He has significant groundwater modeling experience for contaminant migration and fate and contaminant plume capture and remedial design. He has designed and operated in situ and extraction and injection-based groundwater remedial systems, including in situ bioremediation of chlorinated solvents.
As the principal author on remedial investigation and feasibility study submittals, David also frequently presents technical material to various stakeholders in regulatory and public settings. He also has experience in planning and design of dewatering systems for trenches, large excavations, and tunnels. He developed a three-dimensional groundwater flow model for the Central Artery highway project in downtown Boston, including successful dewatering designs for two separate 1,000-ft long, 100-ft deep excavations and a 60-ft deep tunnel.
He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and the University of Massachusetts graduate geotechnical forum on New England environmental geology. He has worked on numerous high profile federal projects including the cleanup of perchlorate and RDX contaminant plumes at the Massachusetts Military Reservation and the investigation of depleted uranium at the Nuclear Metals Superfund Site.