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U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command 2020 Remediation Innovative Technology Webinar

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

- Free

The annual Remediation Innovative Technology Seminar is U.S. NAVFAC’s showcase for the latest environmental restoration technologies, methodologies, and guidance news. The seminar was developed for the U.S. Navy remedial project managers to share the latest innovations and best practices. Others eligible to attend include U.S. Department of Defence personnel, federal/state/local regulators, and contractors with an active Department of Navy ER contract. The topics include:

  1. Advances in Molecular Diagnostic Tools for Bioremediation and Monitored Natural Attenuation
  2. Strategies for Achieving Response Complete in 2021 and Beyond
  3. Assessing the Persistence and Behavior of Plumes with the REMChlor-MD Model
  4. Challenges and Strategies for Developing Ecological Risk Assessments
  5. Vapor Intrusion Mitigation – Design and Performance Monitoring
  6. Phytoremediation – State of the Practice and New Advances

The 2020 Remediation Innovative Technology Seminar (RITS) will be presented via webinar this year. 

To register or for information about past RITS topics: please send an e-mail to [email protected] with your name, affiliation, and desired location.

FOR FULL UPDATED ANNOUCEMENT PLEASE CLICK HERE

UPDATED JUNE 12, 2020 WEBINAR SCHEDULE OF TOPICS

(Please only register for 1 webinar per each topic)

 

For 2020 RITS registration, please send an email to [email protected]

For which topics you are interested in attending. Links to webinars will be emailed to all registrants at a later time/date. Thank you.

 

Topic 1: Advances in Molecular Diagnostic Tools for Bioremediation and Monitored Natural Attenuation

11am to 1pm PDT (RESCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, 6/30/2020)

11am to 1pm PDT (RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, 7/1/2020)

Advances in Molecular Diagnostic Tools for Bioremediation and Monitored Natural Attenuation

The focus of this session is on recent advances in molecular diagnostic tools to analyze microbial diversity, function and activity in environmental media and how these data can be used to optimize remedial action performance of in situ bioremediation remedies. Case study summaries will also be discussed to demonstrate how these tools can show progress toward achieving remedial objectives and assist in decision making to reduce life-cycle costs. Speaker: Tony Danko (NAVFAC EXWC)

Topic 2: Strategies for Achieving Reponse Complete (RC) in 2021 and Beyond

Wednesday, 6/10/2020, 11am to 1pm PDT

Thursday, 6/11/2020, 11am to 1pm PDT

Strategies for Achieving Reponse Complete (RC) in 2021 and Beyond

 There are many challenges in achieving the DoD goal of 95% of sites at RC by FY21. This topic will highlight recent examples of sites that reached the RC goal on or ahead of schedule. Another part of this topic will address some of the unique challenges overcome to reach these accomplishments. Speakers: Mike Singletary (NAVFAC Southeast) / Travis Lewis (NAVFAC EXWC)

Topic 3: Assessing the Persistence and Behavior of Plumes with the REMChlor-MD Model

Monday, 6/15/2020, 11am to 1pm PDT

Tuesday, 6/16/2020, 11am to 1pm PDT

Assessing the Persistence and Behavior of Plumes with the REMChlor-MD Model

The REMChlor-MD has the potential to become a game-changer for managing chlorinated solvent sites. This model allows site managers to fully account for matrix diffusion when analyzing remedial alternatives. The model provides more realistic simulations of benefits and limitations of active source or plume remediation than any previous modeling tool. REMChlor-MD can also be used to estimate remediation time frames in the FS for preliminary design of alternatives using MNA and/or source treatment. The presenter also will discuss modifications that need to be incorporated when including matrix diffusion into MT3D/MODFLOW.  Case studies will be shown to demonstrate the differences in modeling predictions of plume behavior and persistence when matrix diffusion is taken into account. Speakers: Sophia Lee (NAVFAC EXWC) / Chuck Newell (GSI)

Topic 4: Challenges and Strategies for Developing Ecological Risk Assessments (ERAs)

Wednesday, 6/17/2020, 11am to 1pm PDT

Thursday, 6/18/2020, 11am to 1pm PDT

Challenges and Strategies for Developing Ecological Risk Assessments (ERAs)

In the twenty years since the Department of the Navy Policy for Conducting ERAs was signed, the Navy has completed hundreds of ERAs. This presentation will use case studies to demonstrate lessons learned and best practices for addressing common challenges. It will provide principles for RPMs to consider at key points of the ERA process, such as when updating the CSM and when determining how to use historic data. Ultimately, it will help RPMs to optimize their ERAs through a strong foundation of planning and teamwork.
Speakers: Greg McDermott (Neptune)

Topic 5: Vapor Intrusion Mitigation – Design and Performance Monitoring

Monday, 6/22/2020, 11am to 1pm PDT

Tuesday, 6/23/2020, 11am to 1pm PDT

Vapor Intrusion Mitigation – Design and Performance Monitoring

Vapor Intrusion mitigation for VOCs has for the most part been conducted following standards and guidance developed for radon mitigation, most of which has been relatively unchanged for about 3 decades.  New lines of evidence for design and performance monitoring were developed as part of an ESTCP Dem/Val project, which provide more detail for optimization than ever before.  Static vacuum levels below the floor slab are the traditional performance metric, but with minimal additional time and effort, it is possible to add transient vacuum testing, tracer testing and mass flux monitoring combined with a spreadsheet-based mathematical model to assess the radius of influence based on several lines of evidence.  The results indicate that mitigation can be achieved at much lower costs than the conventional methods.  Case Studies are included to discuss a range of different site conditions. Speaker: Todd McAlary (Geosyntec)

Topic 6: Phytoremediation – State of the Practice and New Advances

Wednesday, 6/24/2020, 11am to 1pm PDT

Thursday, 6/25/2020, 11am to 1pm PDT

Phytoremediation – State of the Practice and New Advances

Phytoremediation is an established technology that uses plants as part of an engineered system to mitigate environmental impacts.  It can be applied to both organic and inorganic compounds, and has applicability to some emerging contaminants.  Phytoremediation can degrade, stabilize, sequester, and/or volatilize target compounds in soil and groundwater.  Plant transpiration can also be used to modify the hydraulics of groundwater plumes.  Phytoremediation is a passive and sustainable technology.  However, phytoremediation systems also require careful planning, design, and some ongoing operational and maintenance measures are typical for projects.  This presentation will include technical background on phytoremediation mechanisms and how they can be applied to target particular compounds, present lessons learned and key upfront considerations in project design and planning, and share examples from multiple Navy and DoD case studies.  Speakers:  Fritz Krembs (Trihydro); Dr. Jana White (Trihydro)

Disclaimer: This seminar is intended to be informational and does not indicate endorsement of a particular product(s) or technology by the DoD or NAVFAC EXWC, nor should the presentation be construed as reflecting the official policy or position of any of those Agencies. Mention of specific product names, vendors or sources of information, trademarks, or manufacturers is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the DoD or NAVFAC EXWC. Although every attempt is made to provide reliable and accurate information, there is no warranty or representation as to the accuracy, adequacy, efficiency, or applicability of any product or technology discussed or mentioned during the seminar, including the suitability of any product or technology for a particular purpose. Participation is voluntary and cannot be misconstrued as a new scope or growth of an existing scope under any contracts or task orders under NAVFAC.

Details

Date:
June 25
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.navfac.navy.mil/navfac_worldwide/specialty_centers/exwc/products_and_services/ev/go_erb/training/rits.html