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Spetember 19, 2019



Update on Advanced High-Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC) Technologies for Improved Conceptual Site Models & Remediation Design

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Program Summary:

Presented by:

John Fontana, CPG, CWD, Vista GeoScience

Session Description:

Attendees of this 1-hour presentation will get a good general overview on the (1) current state-of-art in advanced site characterization technologies, (2) how a site should be characterized for remedial design, and (3) the tools available for improving conceptual site models. Included are updates on the newest technologies and recent improvements to older technologies. Learning objectives will include:

  • Why do we need these HRSC tools?
  • The Current State of the Art Subsurface Imaging Tools:
    • MIP + HPT + EC – Mapping your VOCs and Hydrostratigraphy
    • Low-Level MIP – ppb level detection of VOCs
    • Optical Image Profiler (OIP) - Fluorescence Imaging of Petroleum NAPLs
    • Comparison of OIP-UV, OIP-G and LIF/UVOST, LIF/TarGOST
    • HPT - Hydraulic Profile Tool - Hydrostratigraphy
    • Continuous Estimated Hydraulic Conductivity (K-est) Logging
    • Got Brine? TDS? Groundwater Specific Electrical Conductance (SEC)
    • No VOCs? Dioxane? PFAS? Groundwater Profiler Tool Applications
  • Qualitative, Sem-Quantitative, Quantitative Methods
  • Data QA/QC & Interpretation for End Users
  • Improved Platforms for More Efficient Deployment & Less Downtime
  • Importance of High-Resolution Soil & Groundwater Sampling Methods
  • 3D Conceptual Site Models & Interpretation – Case Histories

Presenter Bio:

John Fontana, CPG, CWD, as President, CEO and owner of Vista GeoScience, John’s expertise includes environmental drilling and sampling, high resolution site characterization (HRSC) tools, 2D/3D data modeling and interpretation, in-situ remediation design and injections technologies, stray gas migration and soil gas investigations. An AIPG Certified Professional Geologist and NGWA Certified Well Driller with drilling licenses in multiple states, he has over 35 years of experience in these fields and has co-authored over 100 educational presentations, keynotes, papers, and workshops. He has provided support services for many large investigation and remediation projects at State/City, DOD, DOE, Superfund, and commercials sites. John is currently serving on two ITRC teams: Optimizing In-Situ Remediation Performance & Injection Strategies and Implementing the Use of Advanced Site Characterization Tools. In 2013, he was nominated to the EPA’s Science Advisory Board on Hydraulic Fracturing. John earned a degree in Geology, Oceanography and Physics from Humboldt State University in California in 1981.


Thurs, September 19th
2 PM - 3 PM EST

FREE for Members
$25 for Non-Members

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