November 28, 2018

Geosyntec Staff Featured at the Air & Waste Management Association's Vapor Intrusion Technology Conference

Geosyntec professionals will be making significant technical contributions at the Air & Waste Management Association's (A&WMA) 9th specialty conference on Vapor Intrusion, Remediation, and Site Closure Technology Conference at the Westin Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix, Arizona December 5-6, 2018.

Continuing the momentum from the eight previous vapor intrusion specialty conferences sponsored by A&WMA, this event will bring together internationally recognized scientists, engineers, regulators, and attorneys with experience in bringing sites to closure in a technically defensible way, while balancing key elements such as risk, sustainability, and cost.

With nearly half of the states in the U.S. recently releasing new guidance on vapor intrusion, the conference will bring together scientists, engineers, regulators, and attorneys to address the new guidance, new technology, and best practices in remediation and mitigation solutions, toxicology, risk assessment, and more.

In addition to Robert Ettinger (California) serving on the conference planning committee, other Geosyntec-led contributions include the following.

Geosyntec Participation

Title: New Methods for Design and Monitoring of Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Systems
Presenters: Todd McAlary, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.Geo. (Ontario); William Wertz, Ph.D. (New York); Darius Mali (Ontario)
Session III: New Developments in Vapor Intrusion Sampling and Analysis - Mass Flux Measurements and Real-Time Monitoring
Control: #VI36
Time: 1:30 pm - 1:55p.m., December 5, 2018

Title: Use of Mass Loading Assessments to Characterize Potential Risks from VI
Presenters: Helen Dawson, Ph.D., (Washington, D.C.); William Wertz, Ph.D. (New York); Todd McAlary, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.Geo. (Ontario); Theresa Gabris, (Washington, D.C.); and Daniel Carr, DBCarr Consulting, (Maine).
Session III: New Developments in Vapor Intrusion Sampling and Analysis - Mass Flux Measurements and Real-Time Monitoring
Control: Control #VI23
Time: 1:55 pm - 2:20 p.m., December 5, 2018

Title: Empirical Analysis of Vapor Intrusion Attenuation Factors for Sub-Slab and Soil Vapor - An Updated Assessment for California Sites
Presenters: Robert Ettinger (California), Todd McAlary, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.Geo. (Ontario), Gina Plantz, Helen Dawson, Ph.D., (Washington, D.C.), Steve Luis, and Nadine Weinberg
Session V: Vapor Intrusion Assessment and Data Evaluation
Control: #V122
Time: 8:15 am - 8:40 a.m., December 6, 2018

Title: Advection. Diffusion. It's No Illusion!: An Analysis of TCE Diffusion Through Concrete Slabs
Presenters: Eric Lovenduski, (New York); Jared Brisman, P.E., (New Jersey); Helen Dawson, Ph.D., (Washington, D.C.); Bill Wertz, Ph.D., (New York); Todd Creamer, P.G., (New Hampshire) and Matthew Mraw, (New Jersey)
Session V: Vapor Intrusion Assessment and Data Evaluation
Control: #V130
Time: 9:30 am – 9:55 a.m., December 6, 2018

Session: VI Site Closure Panel
Chair: Robert Ettinger (California)
Time: 10:45 am – 12:00 pm., December 6, 2018

More Information

Learn more about the event: https://www.awma.org/vapor.
Learn more about the program: https://www.awma.org/files/Vapor/Vapor%20Preliminary%20Program.pdf.
For consultation regarding vapor intrusion technology, contact Robert Ettinger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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