Battelle SHORT COURSE: Update on Current High-Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC) Technology, 3-D Data Modeling, and Applying HRSC Data to Remedial Design
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.
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.
- Review of HRSC technology. EC, MIP, LL-MIP, HPT, and OIP: How they work and what they tell us
- Chemical sensor instrumentation and the MIP tool: Identifying VOCs
- Optical imaging profiler: A new UV fluorescence tool for LNAPL identification, and other potential applications
- Soil and groundwater (hydrogeologic) characteristics using the data from the EC and HPT tools
- Digging into the data using the Geoprobe’s DI Viewer Software
- Interpreting Logs: How to interpret combined responses from all the different sensor data
- Quality Control: What to ask for, how to review it, and how to interpret it.
- 3-D Models: Putting log data into 3-D model software. How to properly render data into meaningful images
- 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
- How to acquire and apply HRSC data for initial site investigations, supplemental data, and remedial design