March 18th, 2013
ITRC 2-Day LNAPL Classroom Training in King of Prussia, PA on April 9-10
COLUMBIA Technologies is pleased to sponsor the upcoming ITRC LNAPL Classroom Training course. The Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) is offering a 2-day training class from the ITRC LNAPL team on April 9-10, 2013 in King of Prussia, PA, in cooperation with ITRC state member, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
ITRC offers this 2-day classroom training course, based on ITRC’s Technical and Regulatory Guidance document, Evaluating LNAPL Remediation Technologies for Achieving Project Goals (LNAPL-2) to assist environmental practitioners with applying science-based solutions for LNAPL sites. The ITRC guidance was developed through the combined efforts of environmental professionals including state and federal regulators, consultants, industry, and community stakeholders. This 2-day ITRC classroom training led by internationally recognized experts should enable you to: Read the rest of this entry »
March 4th, 2013
On Thursday, March 14, 2013, our CEO, John Sohl, will present Rapid High Resolution Site Characterization Using Direct Sensing Technologies during the March networking happy hour hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Region Environmental Professionals (MAREP) Association. The event will take place at Bertucci’s in Herdon, VA.
During COLUMBIA’s presentation on remediation focused site characterization, John will discuss the value of rapid high resolution mapping of subsurface contamination using proven, real-time investigation techniques. Join us for networking, happy hour, and to learn about today’s advanced site characterization approaches. Read the rest of this entry »
February 27th, 2013
Discussion originally posted in the Direct-Sensing Specialists group on LinkedIn, “Ten Reasons/Tips for Using Direct Sensing Tools”
Below is a discussion topic on direct-sensing tools posted by an experienced high resolution site characterization specialist, Roger Lamb. We found this note extremely relevant and thought his comments were particularly insightful.
Guest blog post by Roger Lamb, Principal Scientist at OTEK Australia
Last week I had the opportunity to speak at the Australasian Land and Groundwater Association Forum on Advances in Soil, Groundwater and Gas Sampling Technologies on Contaminated Sites in Melbourne. The goal of my presentation was two-fold: 1) to encourage consultants who have never used Direct-Sensing (DS) tools to give them a try, and 2) to provide technical tips on how to use DS tools to their maximum capability. I presented ten reasons/tips as follows: Read the rest of this entry »
February 19th, 2013
For the remediation-focused site investigation professional, we believe that hydraulic permeability is no longer an option, but a requirement. As this post will outline, hydraulic permeability is key to identifying contaminant transport zones at LNAPL and DNAPL sites for remediation-focused site investigations. Hydraulic permeability data, which is collected with a Hydraulic Profiling Tool (HPT), enables decision makers to understand contaminant mobility and migration. Today, responsible parties and involved stakeholders are looking for more than just lab results from samples and screened well intervals, and are instead looking for data which enables them to minimize risk, reduce costs, and enhance remediation design efforts.
Below is an example of an HPT log from a site with multiple contaminants at concentrations up to and including NAPL. The combined Membrane Interface Probe-Hydraulic Profiling Tool (MiHpt) was used to delineate the horizontal and vertical extent of contamination and collect hydraulic permeability data simultaneously.
Key takeaways from this log include: Read the rest of this entry »
February 8th, 2013
COLUMBIA Technologies is pleased to sponsor the upcoming Environmental Industry Summit XI in San Diego, CA. The Environmental Industry Summit is a national three-day learning event bringing together professionals from the environmental industry. The Environmental Industry Summit offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable perspective on today’s environmental industry providing ample networking opportunities, presentations, and panel discussions from the industry’s lead executives and analysts.
Environmental Industry Summit XI is March 6-8, 2013 at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, CA. The 2012 EBJ awards will be presented at a special ceremony at the Environmental Industry Summit XI.
COLUMBIA Technologies CEO, John Sohl, will participate in the Executive Response Panel during the Environmental Industry Summit XI. During the Executive Response Panel, executives from 3-4 prominent firms will stress test the industry outlook and render opinions on how their companies will strategically and tactically address industry challenges. John will give perspective on how clean-up technologies are being used on different sites, and how they have evolved with the various challenges presented. Read the rest of this entry »