Geochemical Characterization and Modeling

Geosyntec's practitioners develop creative solutions to hydrogeologic characterization and remediation challenges and specialize in the analysis and evaluation of complex and highly variable geochemical and hydrogeological data.

For more than 30 years we have designed comprehensive sampling programs for subsurface site characterization that employ detection monitoring to determine what elements and compounds are present and assessment monitoring to zero in on the size and scale of contamination.

Once we identify the impacts and move to remediation system design, we employ evaluation monitoring to collect data that will optimize any solution chosen for the site. Characterization of geochemical variability also is necessary to identify potential chemical problems that may affect the selection and design of remediation systems. Following implementation of design remedies, we conduct performance monitoring to assess the success of the project.

A rigorous geochemical sampling program provides invaluable data that aid all parties in understanding the nature of environmental impacts at the site and making sound decisions regarding remediation options. Our engineers and scientists develop thorough sampling programs to monitor for a wide range of geochemical processes, including acid-base equilibria, or ionization; sorption and desorption; precipitation and dissolution; oxidation and reduction, or redox reactions; and hydrolysis. We also employ real-time sensor inputs for monitoring of high-resolution geochemical data that improve our conceptual site models and allow our practitioners to operate sensors remotely for various performance tests.

Lead Consultants

  • Evan Cox, M.Sc.
    Evan Cox is a Senior Principal Remediation Scientist based in Ontario with more than 15 years of experience focused on managing and directing soil and groundwater remediation projects dealing with ...
  • Peter Zeeb, Ph.D., P.G., LSP
    Peter Zeeb is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in Massachusetts with more than 25 years of experience focused on investigation and remediation strategy at some of the most challenging sites ...
  • Mary deFlaun, Ph.D., BCES
    Mary deFlaun is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in New Jersey with more than 20 years of experience focused on the development and implementation of in situ remediation technologie ...
  • Chriso Petropoulou, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
    Chriso Petropoulou is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Illinois with more than 25 years of consulting experience focused on a wide variety of clients in the industrial manufacturi ...
  • Carl Elder, Ph.D, P.E.
    Carl Elder is a Senior Principal Remediation Engineer based in Massachusetts focused on the selection, design, and implementation of soil and groundwater remediation systems. His projects typically ...
  • Jeffrey Kurtz, Ph.D.
    Jeffrey Kurtz is a Senior Geologist based in Colorado with more than 30 years of experience focused on geochemical assessments, site investigations, and environmental forensics. Helping cli ...
  • James Stout, BCES
    Jim Stout is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in Texas with more than 31 years of experience focused on the effective management of environmental remediation projects for private an ...
  • Jimmy Whitmer, P.G., CHMM
    Jimmy Whitmer is a Senior Principal Geologist and Hydrogeologist based in Georgia with more than 30 years of experience directing multidisciplinary projects focused on water supply development, sit ...
  • Bruce Sass, Ph.D.
    Bruce Sass is a Senior Consultant, Environmental Scientist, and Geochemist based in Ohio with more than 20 years of experience focused on the development and implementation of chemical process impr ...
Geosyntec Consultants
Geosyntec is a specialized consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.

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