March 21-24 2016, the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS) Foundation will hold its 26th annual Conference on Soil, Water, Energy and Air in San Diego, California. The annual conference brings together 500-600 environmental professionals to share information on technological advances, new scientific achievements and the success of current environmental regulation programs. Attendees are able to present findings, ideas and recommendations to professionals from a variety of specialties and backgrounds, such as state and federal regulatory agencies, environmental engineering and consulting firms, the petroleum and chemical industries, military and academia. The program is tailored each year to meet the ever-evolving needs of the environmental field and focuses on important and relevant environmental issues.
The conference includes platform and poster sessions detailing research, advances in science, case studies and the presentation of new investigatory and remedial methods and regulatory guidance. The EnviroForensics Vapor Intrusion (VI) team will present two abstracts that have been approved at the upcoming conference: “The Production and Management of Methane in Soil Gas during Remediation at Drycleaner Sites” and “The Cost and Liability of Evolving Technical Guidance.”
“The Production and Management of Methane in Soil Gas during Remediation at Drycleaner Sites” will explain how the use of in-situ enhanced reductive dechlorination (ERD) inoculants as a groundwater contaminant mass reduction method produces methane in both the dissolved phase and vapor phase. Preliminary estimation, monitoring and mitigation methods will be included in the presentation, as well as a discussion of lessons learned and upcoming advancements.
“The Production and Management of Methane in Soil Gas during Remediation at Drycleaner Sites” has also been approved for presentation at the Tenth International Battelle Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, which will take place May 23-26 in Palm Springs, California. The Battelle Conference is one of the industry’s premier remediation conferences, attracting attendees from across the country and around the world. EnviroForensics Senior Geochemist Keith Gaskill will present the study.
“The Cost and Liability of Evolving Technical Guidance” is a study in which a number of sites with nearly 100 subsurface releases of PCE or TCE have been reassessed in light of technical guidance changes that have occurred since 2002. The presentation will include a comparison of the assessment and mitigation costs that would have occurred if performed under older state and federal VI guidance (more conservative) versus the latest version of the Final USEPA VI guidance (less conservative).