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CIMAS 2017

Posted by admin on Oct 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

    

 

SÃO PAULO, BRASIL – October 30, 2017 – COLUMBIA Technologies do Brasil, Ltda,  a leading environmental assessment and analysis firm in Brasil will be in attendance at the V Congresso Internacional de Meio Ambiente Subterrâneo in São Paulo, Brasil.  COLUMBIA Technologies do Brasil provides high-resolution site characterization assessments to aid property owners in reducing the risk, uncertainty and cost of contaminated land investigation and remediation. COLUMBIA will attend with their joint venture partner, Aragon Perfurações e Sondagens, a services firm offering the largest array of advanced environmental drilling equipment in Brasil.

Meet John at CIMAS 2017

COLUMBIA’s CEO, John Sohl, and the Aragon staff will be available to answer questions regarding advanced site characterization technologies and strategies, the latest rock coring direct push equipment, and SmartData Solutions®

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Tags: High Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC), News, Brazil

Tracking Diffuse TCE Plumes with Low-Level MIP - Webinar Available

Posted by admin on Aug 16, 2017 3:17:20 PM

 Mature groundwater plumes for environmental contaminants pose a complex challenge with regards to accurate delineation of sources, vertical and lateral extent, dominant pathways, and likely storage zones for residual contaminants.  It is not uncommon for plumes from multiple sources to commingle and diffuse across a relatively large distance and a varied hydrogeological spatial volume. As a result, uncertainty in the accuracy of the conceptual site model (CSM) increases, and in turn the associated risk assessment, and the costs contemplated for cleanup alternatives.  Better data resolution and scale are required to reduce these uncertainties.  Low-Level Membrane Interface Probe Technology with Hydraulic Profiling (HPT) provides one approach for obtaining cost-effective and reliable high-resolution data, at a more informative scale in order to improves CSMs and enable better decision-making.

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Tags: Hydraulic Profiling Tool (HPT), Membrane Interface Probe (MIP), News, SmartData Solutions®, VOC, TCE

Scott Pieper Joins COLUMBIA Technologies as Operations Manager

Posted by admin on Jun 16, 2017 9:44:00 AM

 COLUMBIA Technologies, an industry leader providing High-Resolution Site Characterization services throughout North and South America is pleased to announce Scott Pieper as rejoined its team as Operations Manager.  In his new role,  Pieper will directly oversee field operations including all direct sensing and certified mobile laboratory services throughout the Americas.

Pieper brings 35 years of environmental project management, spill response, site remediation, and hazardous materials management experience to our team.  He has operated throughout North and South America across all of the platforms that COLUMBIA Technologies operates.  His experience includes the operation and maintenance of certified mobile environmental laboratories, high-resolution characterization tools including the Membrane Interface Probe, the Hydraulic Profiling Tool, and Laser Induced Fluorescence systems.

"While Scott has a lot of field experience, what is more exciting to us is his team leadership and strong customer support.  We can count on Scott to find the correct, safe solution when difficult situations arise," commented John Sohl, CEO.

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Tags: COLUMBIA Technologies, High Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC), Mobile Labs, News

Melanie Penny Joins COLUMBIA Technologies as Laboratory Manager

Posted by admin on Jun 14, 2017 9:44:00 AM

COLUMBIA Technologies, an industry leader, providing Certified Mobile Laboratory and High-Resolution Site Characterization services throughout North and South America is pleased to announce Melanie Penny as joined its team as Laboratory Manager.  In her new role, Penny will directly manage the operations of COLUMBIA's  certified mobile laboratory services.

Penny brings 18 years of laboratory, environmental project management, and safety professional experience to our team including laboratory director of a municipal wastewater laboratory.  

"Melanie brings a broad base of environmental science to our team combined with a strong sense of customer support.  We can count on Melanie to adhere to the best science and highest standards of quality throughout our laboratory operations," commented John Sohl, CEO.

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Tags: COLUMBIA Technologies, Mobile Labs, News, What's New

COLUMBIA Technologies Supports Relasc-Nicole International Seminar in Lima, Peru

Posted by admin on May 29, 2017 12:40:00 PM

International Seminar Relasc-Nicole Management of Sites Contaminated by Hydrocarbons

COLUMBIA Technologies, LLC, a veteran-owned small business provider of high-resolution site characterization services, and our Brazilan subsidiary, COLUMBIA Technologies do Brasil, Ltda. are pleased to support the  International Seminar Relasc-Nicole Management of Sites Contaminated by Hydrocarbons. COLUMBIA's co-founder, Mr. John Sohl, will provide recent lessons learned in LNAPL Mobility, Recoverability, and How to Use High-Resolution.   In addition, John will support a Workshop on Conceptual Site Model Development on Friday, 02 June.   The seminar and workshop will take place in Lima, Peru 31 May through 02 June.  

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High-Resolution LNAPL Assessment at Persistent Former Retail Station

Posted by admin on May 23, 2017 1:11:35 PM

COLLABORATIVE TEAM EFFORT HELPS MONETIZE THE COST OF LNAPL CLEANUP FOR TDEC

COLUMBIA Technologies was selected by PM Environmental to support a high-resolution assessment of a former retail gas station with persistent LNAPL contamination.  The goal of the assessment was to evaluate for the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation the impact of better information on monetizing the cost of long-term correctives action at these types of sites.  The site is one of 246 remaining "difficult to resolve" sites in Tennessee and is typical of the many of over 16,000 remaining Leaking Underground Storage Tank sites in the U.S.  The project involved a careful review of historical documents, cleanup activities, and extended field activities after hours and at night.   

Detailed information gained through this effort delineated an extensive amount of residual gasoline within difficult soil conditions highlighting the need for careful consideration of remedial alternatives.  The team employed the guidelines of the ITRC Technical and Regulatory Guidance for Evaluating LNAPL Remedial Technologies for Achieving Project Goals.  

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COLUMBIA Technologies Achieves DoD-ELAP and ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accreditation

Posted by admin on Mar 14, 2017 11:19:23 AM

MOBILE LABORATORIES ACHIEVE DOD-ELAP AND ISO/IEC 17025:2005 ACCREDITATION

COLUMBIA Technologies, LLC, a veteran-owned small business provider of high-resolution site characterization services, is pleased to announce the successful completion of DoD-ELAP and ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accreditation for our mobile laboratory division. The team's hard work, the technical direction of Director Bob George and Quality Assurance Manager Gayle Goff, combined with our philosophy of best science enables us to offer another significant level of quality service to our clients.  

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New Florida Office for Certified Mobile Laboratories

Posted by Melanie Penny on Feb 27, 2017 3:59:42 PM

We've opened on the Space Coast!

COLUMBIA Technologies is excited to announce that we have recently opened our newest office in Rockledge, Florida.

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Tags: Mobile Labs, News

Should Site Assessments Be Conducted Through Traditional Sampling, Groundwater Monitoring Wells, or Direct Sensing Methods?

Posted by admin on May 16, 2016 10:15:10 PM

 It is safe to say that 99% of all site assessments are either conducted through traditional sampling, groundwater monitoring wells, or direct sensing methods. As a leading site investigation partner to environmental consultants throughout North America and Hawaii, COLUMBIA Technologies specializes in soil and groundwater contamination assessments.

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Tags: Laser Induced Fluorescence, Membrane Interface Probe, News, SmartData Solutions®

COLUMBIA Technologies Welcomes Gayle Goff as Quality Assurance Manager

Posted by admin on Nov 30, 2015 10:29:42 AM

With 30-years of experience in strategic planning, technical management, and laboratory supervision with the U.S. Navy,  Gayle Goff, joins the COLUMBIA Technologies team in the role of Quality Assurance Manager. As our Quality Assurance Manager, Gayle is responsible for conducting self-assessments, analyzing quality performance metrics, and the execution of improvements of quality programs. During her time overseeing Safety and Occupational Health programs for hospitals, clinics, research laboratories and educational facilities worldwide, Gayle led key initiatives to streamline self-assessments, set performance metrics, and improve quality of programs in a well-focused, consistent, systematic and quantifiable manner.

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