Slightly-Nerdy Webinar Series

In our Eight Keys to Successful Environmental Remediation, we are providing a series of “Environmental Minutes” that will help you in your efforts to reach an end point to your remediation.  Each “minute” provides a brief overview, in lay terms, of the important steps to successful remediation.

But for those of you who would like more of the scientific details about understanding site conditions, we are providing this slightly-nerdy webinar series.

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Slightly-Nerdy Technical Seminar # 1

Chemical Fate and Transport

 

Translation:  A chemical was spilled; how do I know (and prove) where it is going?

Here is the common scenario:  a chemical leaked when a tank failed, a tank was overfilled, a pipeline leaked, a tanker overturned, or because in the 1950s and 1960s, people just didn’t understand why releasing chemicals into the ground would create a problem for generations.

Slightly-Nerdy Terms Covered:  Darcy’s Law, Advection, Diffusion, Fick’s Law

Practical Application Case Study:  How we helped our client win tens-of-millions of dollars

 

Presenter:  Dr. Michael Sklash, P.Eng

Date:  March 5, 2015

Time:  1:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern Time)

Cost:  None (limited space based on platform)

To register, send an email to Amy (areynolds@dragun.com) and, in the subject line, type “Register for March 5th Webinar.”

Dr. Michael Sklash, P. Eng.

Dr. Michael Sklash, P. Eng. | Dragun Associate Since 1988

 


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Slightly-Nerdy Seminar # 2

 Conceptual Site Model

 

Translation:  How can you possibly know what’s going on underground at your site?

Communication is the key.  When you do a site characterization, even if you were to advance a hundred soil borings and install a hundred monitoring wells, you learn just a tiny bit about the site.  Taking what you know and putting it into a convincing package that regulators, the court, and/or remediation contractors can understand, and in which you have full confidence, is the next step on the road to success.

Slightly-Nerdy Terms Covered:  Conceptual Site Model, Darcy’s Law, Geophysics,  Tritium

Practical Application Case Study:  How our client avoided an $8 Million remediation (that would have never worked) and litigation

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Presenters:  Dr. Michael Sklash, P.Eng and Christopher Pare, P.Geo.

Date:  March 12, 2015

Time:  1:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern Time)

Cost:  None (limited space based on platform)

To register, send an email to Amy (areynolds@dragun.com) and, in the subject line, type “Register for March 12th Webinar.”

Dr. Michael Sklash, P. Eng.

Dr. Michael Sklash, P. Eng. | Dragun Associate Since 1988

Christopher Pare, P.Geo

Christopher Pare, P.Geo | Dragun Associate Since 1990

 


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Slightly-Nerdy Seminar # 3

Groundwater Models

 

Translation:  Using a computer, see how contamination moves and to make sure your remediation will work.

Garbage in = Garbage out.  Groundwater models are a great tool for communicating … if the Site Conceptual Model is good and the model is well-conceived.  However, groundwater models are easily abused, purposely or not.

Slightly-Nerdy Terms Covered:  Model Codes, MODFLOW, and Particle Tracking

Practical Application Case Study:  How our client convinced the regulators to allow them to turn off their groundwater pump-and-treat system

 

Presenters:  Matthew Schroeder, M.S., P.E.  and Dr. Michael Sklash, P.Eng.

Date:  March 24, 2015

Time:  1:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Eastern Time)

Cost : None (limited space based on platform)

To register, send an email to Amy (areynolds@dragun.com) and, in the subject line, type “Register for March 24th Webinar.”

Matt Schroeder, M.S., PE

Matt Schroeder, M.S., PE | Dragun Associate Since 1994

Dr. Michael Sklash, P. Eng.

Dr. Michael Sklash, P. Eng. | Dragun Associate Since 1988