The Remediation Technology Summit

February 26-28, 2019

Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

RemTEC - March 7

RemTEC Summit Detailed Agenda

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:10 AM - 9:10 AM


Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Remediation Experience and an Outlook to the Future
Paul Johnson, Colorado School of Mines

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM

Student Flash Poster Presentations

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Morning Break

RemTEC Summit - TRACK 1

RemTEC Summit - TRACK 2

RemTEC Summit- TRACK 3

Biological Treatment:
Strength in Small Packages

Session Chair:
Hayley Easton, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Jillian Kirn, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Vapor Intrusion:
Don't Hold Your Breath

Session Chairs:
Tissa Illangasekare, Colorado School of Mines
Raymond Lees, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.

Complex and Unique Sites:
Who Said it Was Easy?

Session Chairs:
Kent Glover, AFCEC
Mark Rothas, US Army Corps of Engineers



10:00 AM - 10:35 AM
Session Keynote

Anaerobic Benzene Biodegradation
Elizabeth Edwards, University of Toronto

Session Keynote

Better Mousetraps or Vapor Intrusion
Todd McAlary, Geosyntec Consultants

Session Keynote

If Everything is a Priority, Then Nothing is a Priority
Richard Mach, Navy


10:40 AM - 11:10 AM

Exploring Novel Bioremediation Applications Based on the Feammox Process
Peter Jaffe, Princeton University


Assessment of Vapor Intrusion of Volatile but Miscible Compounds
Chase Holton, CH2M


Kirtland Air Force Base: A Technically and Politically Complex Site to Cleanup
Adria Bodour, Air Force Civil Engineer Center 

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Benefits and Constraints of Low-Temperature Thermal Treatment for Enhanced Microbial Reductive Dechlorination
Natalie Cápiro, Tufts University


Update on Vapor Intrusion Screening at Petroleum UST Sites
Matthew Lahvis, Shell Global Solutions 


Who Said Geophysics Doesn't Work? Novel Case Studies Where Geophysics Fundamentally Advanced Understanding of Complex Sites.
Lee Slater, Rutgers University


11:45 AM - 1:15 PM


1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Biodegradation of Dichloronitrobenzenes
Jim Spain, Georgia Institute of Technology & University of West Florida


Vapor Intrusion - Bases for Legal Liability and Defenses
Jay Tufano, Ring Bender LLLP


Hydraulic Fracturing to Enhance In Situ Biorecirculation of Chlorinated Solvent DNAPL in Fractured Bedrock
Kent Sorenson, CDM Smith


1:50 PM - 2:20 PM

Field Scale Pilot Study of Chromium Reduction and ERD in a Declared Aquifer
Jay Snyder, EA Engineering, Science and Technology


Vapor Intrusion Mitigation by Passive Venting of Aerated Floors
David Folkes, Geosyntec Consultants


Technologies to Address Complex Sites: An EPA Perspective
Daniel Powell, U.S. EPA

2:25 PM - 2:55 PM

Optimizing Injection Methods Using High Quality Anaerobic Injection Water and Dealing with Low pH Groundwater During Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvents
Jeff Roberts, SiREM


Potential Effects of Bubble-Facilitated VOC Transport on Vapour Intrusion: Column Experiments
Kevin Mumford, Queen's University

Panel Discussion

Complex and Unique Sites Panel Discussion

2:55 PM - 3:00 PM
Flash Presentations
  • Accelerated Biodegradation of Chlorinated Contaminants Facilitated Using an In-Situ Liquid Activated Carbon: A Pilot Study and Full-Scale Application in South Carolina
    Cathy Rockwell, Woodard & Curran
  • Bioelectrochemically Enhanced Biodegradation of Benzene in Groundwater
    Song Jin, Advanced Environmental Technologies LLC
  • Bioremediation Treatability Study for Nitrobenzene, Aniline and Diphenylamine at a Former Manufacturing Facility, New Jersey
    Omer Uppal, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.
Flash Presentations
  • Advancements in Contaminant Vapor Mitigation Technologies
    Eric Maben, Land Science Technologies
  • Vapor Intrusion Mitigation and Source Area Reduction for Large and Active Buildings
    Jarrod Yoder, Woodard & Curran
Flash Presentations
  • Remediation Management of Complex Sites
    Carl Spreng, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • How Can Lean Thinking Support Effective Management of Complex and/or Legacy Sites and Portfolios?
    Bethany Brooks, Haley & Aldrich

Ecology of Vinyl Chloride-Oxidizing Bacteria in Contaminated Groundwater Plumes
Timothy Mattes, The University of Iowa



3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Afternoon Break

Value of Information:
How Much is Enough?

Session Chairs:
Jim Cummings, U.S. EPA
Stephen Dyment, U.S. EPA

Thermal Treatment:
It's Cookout Time

Session Chairs:
Dave Thomas, Chevron Energy Technology Company
Kurt Pennell, Tufts University School of Engineering

Thought Leadership Around Remediation Decision-Making

Session Chair:
Hans Stroo, Stroo Consulting LLC

3:30 PM - 4:05 PM
Session Keynote

Collecting Data Costs Money - Is its Value Worth its Cost?
Dave Reynolds, Geosyntec Consultants

Session Keynote

In-Situ Thermal Remediation at the SRSNE Superfund Site
Bruce Thompson, de maximis, inc.

Session Keynote

Mass Partitioning Dynamics and Advanced CSMs for Remedial Selection
Gary Wealthall, Geosyntec Consultants

4:10 PM - 4:40 PM

Return on Investigation: A Framework for Deciding How Much Information is Enough
Joseph Quinnan, Arcadis


Smoldering Combustion (STAR and STARx) for the Treatment of Contaminated Soils and Liquid Organic Wastes: Challenges Encountered & Lessons Learned In Providing a New Remediation Technology to the Industry
Gavin Grant, Savron


Remediation in the Year 2025: An Attempt at Forecasting Our Future
Charles Newell, GSI 

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Borehole Geophysics and DP Logs -- Getting the Most Out of Underutilized Data Sets
Murray Einarson, Haley & Aldrich


Thermally Enhanced Biodegradation 
Jay Dablow, ERM


Successful Agency Negotiation for Complex Sites - A Respondent's Perspective
David Share, Olin Corporation

5:15 PM - 5:20 PM
Flash Presentations
  • Setting Your Remediation Up for Success: Building Robust Conceptual Site Models Using High Resolution Site Characterization, 3D Visualization, and Modeling
    Stephen Dyment, U.S. EPA
Flash Presentations
  • Assessing Changes in Groundwater Chemistry in an LNAPL Source Zone during and following In Situ Thermal Remediation: Implications for Closure Demonstration and Post Thermal Management Requirements
    Cathy Rockwell, Woodard & Curran
Flash Presentations
  • How to Improve the Performance of EVO Project
    Ed Alperin, Solutions-IES

Combined Remedies Including Thermal - Key Lessons
Gorm Heron, TerraTherm


5:20 PM - 6:30 PM

Welcome Reception