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Geosyntec Participation in Battelle Sediments Conference

As in previous years, Geosyntec will make a significant technical contribution to Battelle's Ninth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 9-12, 2016.

Geosyntec is scheduled to have 11 platform presentations, 16 poster presentations, and an instructor for a short course. The sediments conference series is a forum for sharing research results, practical experiences, and opportunities associated with remediating, restoring and managing the environmental and economic vitality of waterways. Maintaining the viability of these aquatic systems requires complex actions that affect a diverse group of stakeholders and raise a wide range of environmental, economic, political, and social issues.

The conference will provide a robust technical program as well as the opportunity to network with environmental professionals from around the world. Attendance is expected to be more than 1,000 scientists, engineers, regulators, and other environmental professionals representing universities, government site management and regulatory agencies, and R&D and manufacturing firms from 30 countries.

Geosyntec Presenters

(Alphabetized by first name of presenter)

Ali Ebrahimi
When/Where: Jan. 10, 5:45–7:00 p.m., Group 1, C1: 72, Exhibit Hall
Presentation Type: Poster
Title: Integrated Subsurface Investigation for Sediment Capping Projects.

Alyssa Offutt
When/Where: Jan. 11, 8:00 a.m., A Sessions, Grand Ballroom A
Presentation Type: Platform
Title: Large-Scale Application of Voltammetric Microelectrodes for Methyl Mercury CSM Development and Evaluation of Remedial Performance.

Amanda Hughes
When/Where: Jan. 10, 10:30 a.m., A Sessions, Grand Ballroom A
Presentation Type: Platform
Title: Insights on Underestimated PCB Concentrations, Weathering and Inadvertent Congeners from Collocated Aroclor and Congener Results in Three Media.

Anne Fitzpatrick
When/Where: Jan. 10, 5:45–7:00 p.m., Group 1, D2: 100, Borgne Room
Presentation Type: Poster
Title: Net Environmental Impacts and Benefits of Remedial Options: Portland Harbor Superfund Site Sustainability Project (PHSP).

Anne Fitzpatrick
When/Where: Jan. 11, 2:40 p.m. D Sessions, Grand Ballroom D
Presentation Type: Platform
Title: Comparison of Dredge/Cap Production Rates and Construction Times: Are They Realistic?

Anne Fitzpatrick
When/Where: Jan. 11, 3:55 p.m. B Sessions, Grand Ballroom B
Presentation Type: Panel Discussion
Title: Superfund and Rivers: Costs, Benefits, and Getting to Cleanup

Anthony Smith
When/Where: Jan. 11, 1:50 p.m., E Sessions, Grand Ballroom E
Presentation Type: Platform
Title: Bench-Scale Screening of Ebullition Potential.

Christopher Robb
When/Where: Jan. 11, 5:45–7:00 p.m., Group 2, C10: 94, Borgne Room
Presentation Type: Poster
Title: State of the PractISS: Review of Three Sediment In Situ Stabilization/Solidification (ISS) Applications.

Christopher Robb
When/Where: Jan. 12, 1:25 p.m., C Sessions, Grand Ballroom C
Presentation Type: Platform
Title: Design Approach for In situ Stabilization (ISS) of Gowanus Canal Native Sediment.

Christopher Greene
When/Where: Jan. 11, 8:00 a.m.-9:40 a.m., D Sessions, Grand Ballroom D
Platform Chair
Title: D3. Successfully Combining Remedies

Courtney Thomas
When/Where: Jan. 10, 5:45-7:00 p.m., Group 1, A6: 40, Exhibit Hall
Presentation Type: Poster
Title: Review of Performance Reference Compound Desorption Anomalies in Multiple Passive Sampling Datasets.

Danielle Thorson for Derek Tomlinson
When/Where: Jan. 10, 5:45–7:00 p.m., Group 1, B3: 58, Exhibit Hall
Presentation Type: Poster
Title: Combined High-Resolution Site Characterization Tool for Forensic Analysis and Delineation of Petroleum Dense and Light Nonaqueous-Phase Liquid.

Danielle Thorson
When/Where: Jan. 12, 2:15 p.m., E Sessions, Grand Ballroom E
Presentation Type: Platform
Title: Effective Data Communication Techniques for a Multiple Line of Evidence Site Investigation in Shallow and Deep Sediments.

David Himmelheber
When/Where: Jan. 11, 5:45–7:00 p.m., Group 2, C7: 65, Exhibit Hall
Presentation Type: Poster
Title: Evaluation of Thin-Layer Placement and Amendments at Berry's Creek Superfund Site: Findings from Treatability Studies and Pilot Studies.

David Himmelheber
When/Where: Jan. 12, 8:00 a.m.-10:05 a.m., A Sessions, Grand Ballroom A
Platform Chair
Title: A9. Field Sampling Approaches

Dogus Meric
When/Where: Jan. 11, 1:25 p.m., A Sessions, Grand Ballroom A
Presentation Type: Platform
Title: Use of Environmental Forensics for Litigation Support

Gary Wealthall
When/Where: Jan. 10, 1:50 p.m., B Sessions, Grand Ballroom B
Presentation Type: Platform
Title: Development of an Integrated High-Resolution Site Characterization Program and Innovative Laboratory Methods to Evaluate NAPL Migration in Shallow Sediments to Support Remedy Design and Implementation.

Greg Gibbons, Darrell Nicholas (with Jtannar Wiens & Kyle Zatzke, GLEIS)
When/Where: Jan. 10, 5:45–7:00 p.m., Group 1, C2: 81, Exhibit hall
Presentation Type: Poster
Title: Analytical Methods for Testing Reactive Cap Composition.

Howard Cumberland
When/Where: Jan. 11, 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., E Sessions, Grand Ballroom E
Platform Chair
Title: E6. Hydrodynamic and Sediment Transport Models

Jason Conder
When/Where: Jan. 10, 5:45-7:00 p.m., Group 1, A6: 33, Exhibit Hall
Presentation Type: Poster
Title: Visibly-Detectable Dyes as Performance Reference Compounds in Passive Sampling Devices.

Jay Thompson
When/Where: Jan. 10, 5:45-7:00 p.m., Group 1, A6: 41, Exhibit hall
Presentation Type: Poster
Title: Evaluating Polyethylene Passive Sampler Performance Reference Compound (PRC) Modeling Methods in a Cross-Site Field Study.

Jedidiah Sirk
When/Where: Jan. 11, 5:45–7:00 p.m., Group 2, A10: 27, Exhibit Hall
Presentation Type: Poster
Title: Development and Selection of Sediment Physical Characterization Methods to Support RI/FS Analyses.

Jedidiah Sirk
When/Where: Jan. 12, 9:40 a.m., A Sessions, Grand Ballroom A
Presentation Type: Platform
Title: Evolution of Customized Waterway Sediment Sampling Equipment to Achieve Data Quality Objectives in a Phased Remedial Investigation.

Jeff Roberts
When/Where: Jan. 10, 5:45-7:00 p.m., Group 1, A5: 30, Grand Ballroom A
Presentation Type: Poster
Title: Development and Application of a 13CO2 Method for Measuring Aerobic Mineralization of Vinyl Chloride in Marine Sediment Porewater

Jennifer Wilkie
When/Where: Jan. 12, 1:00-3:00 p.m., C Sessions, Grand Ballroom C
Platform Chair
Title: C10. In Situ Stabilization

Matt Vanderkooy, Jason Conder
When: Jan. 9, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Presentation Type: Short Course
Title: Passive Sampling of Hydrophobic Organic Compounds at Sediment Sites: Practical Advice for Decision-Makers and End-Users

Matt Vanderkooy
When/Where: Jan. 10, 5:45–7:00 p.m., Group 1, C1: 77, Exhibit Hall
Presentation Type: Poster
Title: Treatability Testing to Select Activated Carbon Dosing, Meet PCB Cleanup Goals, and Accelerate Remedy Implementation Schedule.

Matt Vanderkooy
When/Where: Jan. 10, 5:45–7:00 p.m., Group 1, C6: 98, Borgne Room
Presentation Type: Poster
Title: Optimizing Amendment Design through Geochemical Principles: Gypsum and Siderite to Reduce Elevated pH.

Melissa Grover
When/Where: Jan. 10, 5:45-7:00 p.m., Group 1, A6: 34, Exhibit Hall
Presentation Type: Poster
Title: A Comparison of In Situ Passive Sampling with PE and PDMS in the Evaluation of Available Concentrations of PCBs in Sediment Porewater.

Peter de Haven
When/Where: Jan. 10, 5:45–7:00 p.m., Group 1, C3: 83, Exhibit Hall
Presentation Type: Poster
Title: Sediment Coring and Geochronology to Evaluate Sediment Deposition Patterns and Natural Recovery.

Peter Schillig
When/Where: Jan. 10, 3:55 p.m., E Sessions, Grand Ballroom E
Presentation Type: Platform
Title: Combined Methodologies for Quantifying Groundwater Discharge to Surface Water: The Gowanus Canal Superfund Site.

Peter Schillig
When/Where: Jan. 10, 5:45–7:00 p.m., Group 1, E4: 134, Maurepas Room
Presentation Type: Poster
Title: 3D Numerical Groundwater to Surface Water Flow Modeling for Remedial Design Simulations at the Gowanus Canal Superfund Site.

Thomas Krug
When/Where: Jan. 10, 5:45–7:00 p.m., Group 1, C6: 95, Borgne Room
Presentation Type: Poster
Title: Site-Specific Treatability Studies to Evaluate Cap Amendments to Sequester Contaminants of Potential Concern from the Gowanus Canal.

Thomas Krug
When/Where: Jan. 11, 1:25 p.m. C Sessions, Grand Ballroom C
Presentation Type: Platform
Title: Evaluation of Amendments for In Situ Sequestration of Mercury in Sediments.

More Information

For more information regarding the event, visit: http://www.battelle.org/newsroom/conferences/sedimentscon
Learn about Geosyntec's sediment practice, visit: Geosyntec.com