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Practical Remediation of Volatile Organic Compounds In Soil and Groundwater
By: Ellen Moyer, Ph.D., P.E., Principal,
Greenvironment, LLC, Montgomery, MA
Chickadee Remediation Company, Houston, TX
This workshop will explore timely, cost-effective remediation of volatile organic compound (VOC) contaminated sites. Effective remediation requires thorough definition of the unique features of each site; well-defined short- and long-term remediation goals; flexible designs that can readily accommodate change; early source control; technology sequencing based on technical effectiveness and cost; and field process measurement and control. Ex situ and in situ physical, chemical, and biological remediation technologies will be covered through presentation of a number of actual case studies.
The case studies will emphasize the management process, assessment and remediation costs, and the factors that are critical to successful remediation. Case studies will describe remediation of sources and plumes associated with underground fuel storage tanks, chlorinated solvent releases, and other situations. Cost factors associated with the case studies are discussed. In many cases, although a mixture of VOCs may be present at a site, one chemical or class of chemicals drives the remediation process due to the concentrations, the physical properties, or the risk factors associated with that chemical or class of chemicals.
The workshop will deal with the full range of VOCs but will focus on benzene, methyl tert butyl ether, tert butyl alcohol, trichloroethylene, acetone, and 1,2-dichloroethane as well as naphthalene (a light semi-VOC) as representative compounds.
Biographies of Presenters
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D., P.E, Principal of Greenvironment,
LLC, is a recognized expert in the assessment and remediation of VOC
contamination. She has an M.S. in Environmental Engineering and a Ph.D. in Civil
Engineering. She has presented numerous seminars on assessment and remediation
of VOCs and was the lead editor of an MTBE Remediation Handbook, now in its
second printing. Dr. Moyer has managed all phases of assessment and remediation
work, and her numerous projects have employed a wide range of in situ and ex
situ remediation technologies at diverse sites with organic and inorganic
contaminants. Her Ph.D. research investigated soil vapor extraction, air
sparging, and bioventing of gasoline VOCs.
Richard Sloan is President of Chickadee Remediation
Co., whose primary business is to remediate contaminated soil and groundwater to
the extent necessary to protect public health and the environment and acquire
the long-term site environmental liability. Sloan has developed and implemented
timely, cost-effective and environmentally-sound remediation plans for numerous
Superfund, RCRA, and other sites with affected soils and groundwater. He has
successfully established community/agency/company/contractor partnerships to
focus the project efforts on common goals and apply a broad-based technical
approach for each site. Sloan is also President of Chickadee Mining Co., which
uses environmentally-sensitive procedures and equipment for precious metals
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