In Situ Remediation Monitoring Programs: Considerations and Design
Date and Time: Friday, April 16, 2021, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lucas Hellerich, PhD, PE, LEP; Gregory Booth, PhD; and Zackary Smith, LEP, Woodard & Curran
Continuing Education Credits:
This is the second time this course is being offered by EPOC (previously given on 11/9/20). The CT State Board of Examiners of Environmental Professionals (LEP Board) has approved this course/webinar for 4.0 hours of continuing education credits (CTLEP-504W). We have applied for MA LSP credits for this course - pending review.
- EPOC Members: $150
- Non-members: $250 (consider joining EPOC at this time to receive the member rate for this program)
- Gov't Employee/Students: $75
In situ remediation is used to treat numerous contaminants in soil and groundwater through the application of reagents and physio-chemical processes in the subsurface. The performance and effectiveness of in situ remediation technologies are assessed through monitoring of groundwater and other media. Often, monitoring programs are established based on existing well networks and industry rules of thumb. Development of monitoring programs needs to account for the type, scale, and longevity of the applied in situ remediation technology, as well as the conceptual site model. The objectives of this course are to review the effects that different in situ remediation technologies have on soil and groundwater and best practices for monitoring those effects.
The first part of this course will include a review of in situ remediation technologies and their physio-chemical effects on groundwater systems. The course will then present the concept of a zone of influence for in situ remediation, the influence of the conceptual site model on the zone of influence, and how groundwater geochemical conditions stabilize following an in situ remedy application. Then, design considerations for in situ remediation monitoring programs will be discussed. Several case studies will be presented to illustrate design concepts. Lastly, regulatory requirements for the monitoring of in situ remediation in Connecticut will be reviewed and related back to the design of monitoring programs.
Course participants will learn how to design monitoring programs for in situ remediation that provide an adequate level of information to understand the effectiveness of the remedy, while providing the ability to address uncertainties of the subsurface. They will learn about the different stages and objectives of monitoring. Further, they will gain an understanding of the range of biogeochemical and physical effects that can occur during implementation of an in situ remedy. Design concepts will be reviewed. Participants will be provided with a framework for selection of design parameters.
- 12:15 PM: Login to GoToWebinar Platform
- 12:30 - 12:40: Introduction and course objectives
- 12:40 - 1:40: In situ remediation technologies and effects on groundwater systems
- 1:40 - 2:00: Zone of influence for in situ remediation and the conceptual site model
- 2:00 - 2:15: Break
- 2:15 – 2:30: Potential issues that occur during in situ remediation
- 2:30 – 4:15: Design considerations for in situ remediation monitoring programs
- 4:15 – 4:30: Regulatory requirements for in situ remediation monitoring programs
Lucas Hellerich is Practice Leader of remediation engineering for Environmental Remediation Services at Woodard & Curran, with 20 years of professional experience. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering, Masters degree in Environmental Engineering, and a Doctoral degree in Environmental Engineering. He is a Connecticut Licensed Environmental Professional and a licensed Professional Engineer in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. He is an environmental engineer with experience in remedial process optimization, contaminated site assessment and remediation, exit strategy development, peer review, liability valuation, and achieving regulatory compliance. He provides technical leadership for and supports remediation projects throughout the United States. He has experience conducting treatability and pilot studies and implementing full-scale approaches for in situ remediation technologies, including enhanced aerobic and anaerobic bioremediation, chemical oxidation, chemical reduction, thermal remediation, sequestration, and combined remedies.
Greg Booth is Practice Leader of in situ remediation for Environmental Remediation Services at Woodard & Curran, with 25 years of professional experience. He graduated from the University of Southeast Missouri with a Bachelor degree in Geoscience. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a Masters Degree in Environmental Chemistry and a Doctoral degree in Marine Geochemistry. His career has focused on the development, commercialization and implementation of reactive chemistries for the in situ destruction of contaminants. He is an environmental geochemist with experience in contaminated site assessment and remediation, peer review and achieving regulatory compliance. His focus is on delivering innovative, scientifically sound and cost effective remedial solutions and providing technical leadership for remediation projects throughout the United States. He has experience conducting laboratory treatability and field pilot studies, as well as, designing and implementing full-scale approaches utilizing a variety in situ remediation approaches, including enhanced anaerobic bioremediation, chemical oxidation, chemical reduction, DNAPL remediation, in situ stabilization and combined remedies.
Zackary Smith is a Project Manager, Connecticut Licensed Environmental Professional (LEP), and technical resource at Woodard & Curran. Mr. Smith provides technical and management support for environmental site characterization and remediation projects. He is one of the co-leaders of Woodard & Curran’s High Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC) and Data Management practice, with emphasis on HRSC using direct sensing tools. Mr. Smith has over 15 years of experience in environmental site characterization, having held leadership and management positions in environmental site characterization at Woodard & Curran and other environmental and engineering consulting firms.