Call for Presentations on Vapor Intrusion
Would you be interested in being a presenter at MSECA's Spring Seminar?
If you have an educational piece related to Vapor Intrusion that you would be interested in presenting, please let us know. We'll need a presentation abstract in order to make a final approval but please feel free to reach out to us with your topic and we can provide some feedback on whether it would be a good fit for this Seminar.
Abstract Deadline is March 24th
MSECA Webinar - Few Simple Forensics Methods Helped PRPs to Pay No More than Their Equitable Share of Clean-up Costs
Thursday, March 22nd
This presentation will provide an overview of applications, benefits, and limitations of few simple yet well-established and scientifically defensible forensic methods that can reveal trends and additional information hidden in the existing field data. By using these tools in harmony along with the Site historical information (i.e., aerial images, insurance maps, historical practice documents), a more informed and nuanced understanding of many contaminated sites have been provided. Recent case studies will be presented where these forensic methods have been used to reduce a PRPís financial liability through various mechanisms including generating multiple lines of evidence to support legal strategies, identifying previously undistinguishable sources of contamination, and investigating the validity of claims provided by other parties.
MSECA Webinar - Column Studies for In Situ Remedy Design and Evaluation
Thursday, April 5th
Column studies can be an important supplement to batch trials by evaluating potentially viable remedies under dynamic (flowing) conditions at soil to water ratios representative of in situ conditions. They are typically used to assess in situ stabilization remedies that are implemented below the water table as emplaced permeable reactive barriers (PRBs) or injected permeable reactive zones (PRZs). Columns can be applied to both aerobic and anaerobic settings with appropriate sample collection and handling. Soil and groundwater sample requirements are greater than batch studies. Column results can be used to assess in situ stabilization robustness and longevity, and reagent content and residence times of PRBs and PRZs.
MSECA Webinar - Sorbent Media and their Use in Environmental Remediation
Thursday, April 19th
Activated carbon, melt-blown polymer and organophilic clay are several adsorbent materials utilized for groundwater, soil, and sediment remediation. This presentation will describe the properties and functions of these absorbents. ASTM test methods applicable to each material will be discussed. These adsorbent materials are available in bulk and/or mats and various environmental applications will be presented. Attendees will learn about properties of several adsorbent media, test methods for characterizing these adsorbent media, and how they can be applied to environmental remediation.
Fundamentals in Environmental Consulting
MSECA's Fundamentals Series of on-demand video provide an opportunity for those starting their career in environmental consulting to obtain the foundational knowledge they need to be successful. Convenient education you can access on your schedule and economical at only $25 a presentation.
Current Fundamental Modules:
- Communication Skills
- Soil Classification