Groundwater Treatment and Management – Challenges and Progress

DoD is responsible for remediating and protecting the groundwater associated with military installations. Contaminated groundwater is the largest liability in the Defense Environmental Restoration Program. Thousands of sites have been impacted by chlorinated solvents, PFAS, 1,4-dioxane, energetic materials, perchlorate, and other hazardous compounds. All such sites require characterization, remediation and monitoring. This session addressed the advances in characterization, monitoring, treatment and management of groundwater sites.

Session Chair: Dr. Natalie Capiro, Auburn University
Introduction by Session Chair Dr. Natalie Capiro, Auburn University
Keynote: Strategies for Long-term Management of Contaminated Groundwater Sites Dr. Thomas McHugh and Dr. Charles Newell, GSI Environmental, Inc.
Application of Molecular Biological Tools (MBTs) to Site Assessment Dr. Kate Kucharzyk, Battelle
Abiotic and Biotic Reactions Promoting the Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Ethenes in Low Permeability Groundwater Zones Dr. Charles Werth, University of Texas at Austin
Reactive Chemical Amendment: Challenges and Recent Advances for Improving Longevity and Selectivity for In Situ Remediation Dr. Dimin Fan, Geosyntec Consultants
A Shifting Paradigm for Cometabolism Dr. Paul Hatzinger, APTIM
Management of Large Dilute Plumes Dr. David Lippincott, APTIM

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