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Battelle SHORT COURSE: Update on Current High-Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC) Technology, 3-D Data Modeling, and Applying HRSC Data to Remedial Design

April 8


As part of Battelle’s 11th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds in Palm Springs, CA, April 8-12, 2018, John will be conducting a full-day course at the event.

**Registration for the conference is not required. Reserve your seat now before they fill up!! Registration after February 23rd will be $375.

Click here to register for Short Course

Sunday, April 8, 2018

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

(1-hour break at noon for lunch on own)


John V. Fontana, PG (Vista GeoScience)

Daniel Pipp (Geoprobe Systems)

Objective: This course will review the current state of technology regarding direct-push subsurface imaging tools, including: the membrane interface probe (MIP), low-level MIP, electrical conductivity (EC), hydraulic profiler tool (HPT), combined tools (MiHPT), and the new optical image profiler (OIP) tool for identifying nonaqueouse-phase liquid (NAPL) fluorescence. The course is intended for environmental consultants, professionals and regulators who want to design/plan HRSC surveys, enhance their interpretation of the resulting data logs, conduct data quality reviews, examine 3-D models, and then apply the data to remedial site characterization and design projects.

Course Outline:

  1. Review of HRSC technology. EC, MIP, LL-MIP, HPT, and OIP: How they work and what they tell us
  2. Chemical sensor instrumentation and the MIP tool: Identifying VOCs
  3. Optical imaging profiler: A new UV fluorescence tool for LNAPL identification, and other potential applications
  4. Soil and groundwater (hydrogeologic) characteristics using the data from the EC and HPT tools
  5. Digging into the data using the Geoprobe’s DI Viewer Software
  6. Interpreting Logs: How to interpret combined responses from all the different sensor data
  7. Quality Control: What to ask for, how to review it, and how to interpret it.
  8. 3-D Models: Putting log data into 3-D model software. How to properly render data into meaningful images
  9. Some really cool examples of what HRSC data can reveal such as finding confined LNAP below the water table, mapping a methane plume from a gas line release or landfill
  10. How to acquire and apply HRSC data for initial site investigations, supplemental data, and remedial design

For more information on the conference, click here.



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Palm Springs Convention Center
277 North Avenida Cabelleros
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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