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CH2M to share thought leadership on remediation technology and strategies at Battelle Chlorinated Conference

Industry-leading experts from CH2M will share insights on a variety of environmental remediation topics, including green remediation, vapor intrusion and in situ biogeochemical remediation.

Industry-leading experts from CH2M will share insights on a variety of environmental remediation topics, including green remediation, vapor intrusion and in situ biogeochemical (ISBG) remediation, as they participate in over 50 panels, sessions and posters during Battelle's ​Tenth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds. The conference will be held May 22-26, 2016, in Palm Springs, California.

The demand for green and sustainable remediation continues to grow across both the public and private sectors. As the world's top ranked environmental firm, CH2M is regarded as a proven source of thought leadership in the environmental cleanup, revitalization and remediation markets. The company has also made a strong internal commitment to sustainability, having continuously improved its reduction of resource consumption to meet the company’s 25% carbon emission reduction goal by 2017.

The conference is expected to draw 1,500 to 1,700 scientists, engineers, regulators, and other environmental professionals in attendance. CH2M presenters and their thought leadership can be found listed below by date and time.

CH2M Team standing in front of booth at Battelle

Monday, May 23


1:25 p.m.      Dynamic Real-time Sampling and High Resolution Site Characterization Using The FROG-4000 Portable GC at Chlorinated Solvent Sites — Dean Williamson. Location: H1, Sierra/Ventura         

2:40 p.m.      Field Implementation of Natural Mineral Activated Sodium Persulfate for 1,4-Dioxane Treatment — Sarah Conkle. Location: F1, Madera   

Posters — 4:00-6:30 p.m.

DNAPL Mobility Testing and Its Importance to Remedial Decision-Making — Trevre Andrews. Location: C1

LNAPL Distribution and Recoverability Modeling as a Basis for Remedial Longevity — Trevre Andrews. Location: E2

A Review of State LNAPL Guidance and Regulations: Changes are Coming — Trevre Andrews. Location: E2

The Importance of Single Well Conceptual Models — Trevre Andrews. Location: E2      

Getting More Out of Your TPH Data and Methods for Undisturbed Soil Cores to Profile Contaminant Distributions — Trevre Andrews. Location: E2

Laboratory Testing to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Natural Mineral-Activated Sodium Persulfate for Treating 1,4-Dioxane — Dusty Berggren. Location: F1

Practical Considerations and Lessons Learned During In Situ Thermal Treatment Design and Implementation at 15 Sites — Jason Cole. Location: A2

Searching for Elusive Remnant Sources of TCE at Hill Air Force Base — Gary Colgan. Location: H1

Demonstration of Thermal Treatment of Per- and Polyflouroalkyl Substances with a Mass Balance Approach to Verification — Jeff Gamlin. Location: F3

Passive, Diffusive Soil Vapor Sampling in Fractured Sandstone at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Ventura County, California — Jim Hartley. Location: A4

A Comparison of Predicted and Observed MNA Remedy Performance: Fruit Avenue Plume Superfund Site — Bill Lefevre. Location: C5

Nonresidential Building Vapor Intrusion Life Cycle Cost: When is Preemptive Mitigation a Good Value — Chris Lutes. Location: D1

Pressure-Control Methods to Assess Vapor Intrusion: Challenges, Solutions, and Case Studies — Chris Lutes. Location: D1

Use of Two Conservative Groundwater Tracers to Evaluate Flow Pathways as Part of a Field-Scale ISCO Pilot Test in Fractured Sedimentary Rock — Kevin Murdock. Location: A5

Pozzolan-Enhanced, ISCO-Degraded Contaminants: Reduced Leaching and Improved Soil Properties of Petroleum DNAPL-Impacted Soils — Vipul Srivastava. Location: E1

Assessment of Ecological Risks from Petroleum Hydrocarbons: Toxicity and Biogenic Background Levels in Sediments — Jonathon Weier. Location: B4

Tuesday, May 24


8:00 a.m.      Should we Include Reactive Transport or Matrix Diffusion in our Weathered Bedrock Model? Why Not Both? — Nate Brown. Location: C2, Primrose C

8:00 a.m.      Tools for Characterization of Impacts from Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances — Bill DiGuiseppi. Location: F2, Madera   

10:55 a.m.      Applying LNAPL Transmissivity Standard Internationally as a Site Evaluation Tool — Trevre Andrews. Location: E2, Catalina 

10:55 a.m.      Innovative Technical Approaches to Remediation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances — Bill DiGuiseppi. Location: F3, Madera   

12:35 p.m.      Observations from Treatability-Testing Oxidation of an Aqueous Film-Forming Foam Agent in Soil Microcosms — Dusty Berggren. Location: F3, Madera   

1:00 p.m.      Subgrade Biogeochemical Reactors: Design and Performance of Multiple Configurations — Jeff Gamlin. Location: G3, Pasadena         

Session Chairs

8:00-10:30 a.m.      Perfluorinated Compounds-Characterization and Analysis — Bill DiGuiseppi. Location: F2, Madera   

8:00-11:20 a.m.      Management of Complex LNAPL Sites — Tom Palaia. Location: E2, Catalina  

Wednesday, May 25


8:25 a.m.      Radon and Other Surrogate Measures for Chemical Vapor Intrusion (VI): Fitting into Existing Risk Management Frameworks? — Chris Lutes. Location: D4, Primrose D        

8:50 a.m.      A Novel Approach to Assess and Quantify Mass Flux of Groundwater Discharge into Surface Water — Paul Favara. Location: C4, Primrose C        

10:55 a.m.      A Life-Cycle and Cost Analysis of Preemptive Mitigation at Industrial Vapor Intrusion Sites with Multiple Buildings — Loren Lund. Location: D4, Primrose D

10:55 a.m.      Predicting the Environmental Fate and Effects of New, Insensitive Munitions Compounds — Ali Salter-Blanc. Location: F5, Madera

10:55 a.m.      A Survey of Recent Developments in Toxicology and Risk Assessment for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances — Barrie Selcoe. Location: B4, Primrose B

1:25 p.m.      A Vapor Extraction Treatability Test in Fractured Sandstone at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Ventura County, California — Jim Hartley. Location: A5, Primrose A        

Session Chairs

8:00-11:20 a.m.      Risk Assessment and Risk Management (e.g., Tools, using Multiple Lines of Evidence, Accounting for Background) — Loren Lund. Location: D4, Primrose D        

2:15-3:55 p.m.      Radon Gas — Chris Lutes. Location: D6, Primrose D       

Posters — 4:00-6:30 p.m.

The Beauty of In-Situ Recirculation Remediation — Trevre Andrews. Location: G7

Comparison of In Situ Substrate Injection Methods at a Large Military Installation — Gary Colgan. Location:  B7

Injection of Calcium Polysulfide using Jet-Assisted Hydraulic Fracturing to Efficiently Treat a Hexavalent Chromium Plume — Sarah Conkle. Location:D9

Survey of Regulation and Operational Guidance Related to Aqueous Film Forming Foams Containing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) — Bill DiGuiseppi. Location: C7

Utilization of Waste Materials, Non-Refined Materials, and Renewable Energy in Insitu Remediation — Paul Favara. Location: B8

A Coordinated Series of Technology Demonstrations to Evaluate Optimal Substrate Dispersal and Recirculation Methods — Jeff Gamlin. Location: G7

A Green and Sustainable Remediation Success Story: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Production at Travis Air Force Base — Jeff Gamlin. Location: F6

Technology Coupling for a Large TCE Plume using a Subgrade Biogeochemical Reactor, Enhanced Phytoremediation, Biobarriers, and Enhanced Attenuation — Jeff Gamlin. Location: G4

Hybrid Soil Fracturing to Increase Permeability and Enhance SVE and AS Systems in Clay Unit at Two Industrial Facilities in West Virginia — Matt Germon. Location: G7

Comparative Time-Series Analysis of Environmental Factors and Simulation Modeling to Evaluate Vapor Intrusion Sampling Strategies — Chase Holton. Location: D4

Case Studies of the Impact of EPA’s June 2015 Final Vaport Instrusion Guidance on Site Closure Strategies — Loren Lund. Location: D4

Use of Carbon, Hydrogen and Chlorine Stable Isotopes to Evaluate Anaerobic Degradation of Chlorobenzene and Benzene — Carol Mowder. Location: H7

Evaluation of Increased Enhanced Reductive Dechlorination following Multiple ISCO Injections in Groundwater — Kevin Murdock. Location: A6

A Paradigm Shift in Methods to Monitor Petroleum Natural Attenuation — Tom Palaia. Location: E5

Updated Comparison of Natural Source Zone Depletion and Active Remediation — Tom Palaia. Location: E5

Evaluation of Remedial Approaches for Heavy Hydrocarbons at Oil-Production Facilities — Tom Simpkin. Location: E4

Soil Mixing as a Cost-Effective Component of Achieving Site Closure — Tom Simpkin. Location: G8

A Simple Method to Address Ecological Considerations in Green and Sustainable Remediation Studies — Jonathon Weier. Location: F10

Thursday, May 26


8:25 a.m.      ITRC’s Upcoming Guidance on Bioavailability in Contaminated Soil — Barrie Selcoe. Location: E7, Catalina 

8:25 a.m.      Removal of Chromium in Groundwater Near a River: Tracking Additive-Free In Situ Treatment with Geochemical Indicators and Stable Isotopes — Brian Schroth. Location: D7, Primrose D        

9:15 a.m.      Accelerating and Greening Remediation at a Large Military Installation — Gary Colgan. Location: F7, Madera   

10:55 a.m.      Compound-Specific Isotope Evaluation to Assess Effectiveness of ISCO Pilot Test in Fractured Sedimentary Rock — Bill Lefevre. Location: H7, Sierra/Ventura  

12:10 p.m.      Ten Years of Soil Mixing: Technology Applications, Advancements, and Lessons Learned — Monica Fulkerson. Location: G8, Pasadena         

1:00 p.m.      Optimization of a Groundwater Monitoring Program using Lean Six-Sigma Approaches — Jay Piper. Location: B9, Primrose B        


10:05-11:45 a.m.      Vapor Intrusion at the U.S. EPA Indianapolis Duplex: Exploring the Role of Conventional Vapor Migration versus a Sewer Preferential Pathway — Chris Lutes and Chase Holton

Session Chairs

8:00-9:40 a.m.      Bioavailability of Contaminants in Soil — Barrie Selcoe. Location: E7, Catalina        

2:15-3:55 p.m.      Methods and Tools for Incorporating Ecological Considerations into GSR — Paul Favara. Location: F10, Madera             



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