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High-Resolution Groundwater Data Proves Value Of CMT Systems In Botlek Area

The Botlek area of Rotterdam, Netherlands is a highly industrialized zone near the west coast. Due to chemical and petrochemical plume emissions from local factories and industrial plants, an emphasis has been put on groundwater contamination studies. Proposing the CMT Multilevel Groundwater Monitoring System In 2015, Spectrasens, the exclusive distributor of Solinst products in the… Continue Reading »

High-Resolution Site Characterization With Multilevel Systems

Within the last few years, the U.S. EPA added a new focus area on high-resolution site characterization (HRSC) to their Contaminated Site Clean-Up Information (CLU-IN) website. The U.S. EPA’s definition of HRSC is: “High-resolution site characterization (HRSC) strategies and techniques use scale-appropriate measurement and sample density to define contaminant distributions, and the physical context in… Continue Reading »

Where Is The Groundwater Contamination Going?

The theme of the 2013 Solinst Symposium was “High Resolution, Depth-Discrete Groundwater Monitoring – Benefits and Importance”. A common topic of discussion was the need for high resolution, depth-discrete data sets in order to better characterize and develop conceptual models for contaminated sites. Continue Reading »

Assessment Of Groundwater Velocity Measurements With PVPs

Rick Devlin kicked-off the Symposium with a presentation that stressed the importance of groundwater velocity measurements, especially for contaminant hydrogeology. Through case study examples, Rick showed that measuring velocity is essential in determining the fate and transport of contaminants, which in turn, helps focus remediation efforts in the right direction. Traditional velocity estimates are based… Continue Reading »

Working To Quantify And Overcome Uncertainty

 The theme of this year’s Symposium was “Enhanced Monitoring and Remedial Methods for Contaminated Groundwater”. It became clear that enhancing monitoring and remedial approaches involves recognizing “uncertainty” as a factor in all contaminated site assessments. It was put forth that heterogeneity in the subsurface affects the level of uncertainty in any groundwater study – when… Continue Reading »

High Resolution Multi-level Monitoring For Bedrock Aquifers

Beth Parker provided attendees with a glimpse of the extensive research she has been spearheading for the past 20 years. Her work is focused on developing the “Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) Field Approach for Investigating Contaminated Sites in Fractured Sedimentary Rock”. Understanding how groundwater flows and chemicals migrate in these networks requires a unique approach… Continue Reading »

Regional Scale Groundwater Understanding: The Collection, Management And Analysis Of Data For Conceptual And Numerical Model Development, Application And Testing

Attendees enjoyed the presentation by Steve Holysh and Rick Gerber of the Oak Ridges Moraine Coalition. They presented work being done for the Region’s unique groundwater management program. Rapid growth and expansion on the Moraine triggered the program into action about 20 years ago, to more fully understand the extent, quality and movement of the… Continue Reading »

Data Collection, Site Design Integration & Sharing

a common theme at Solinst Symposium  The 2010 Solinst Symposium came to a close with great response and feedback from the presenters and attendees. The sold-out event provided all in attendance with an excellent exchange of knowledge and networking opportunity with top-level industry professionals and researchers. The speakers provided insight through case studies, their own… Continue Reading »