December 4-6, 2007 - Washington D.C.

 
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WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CONCURRENT TECHNICAL SESSIONS

Wednesday Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
Sessions 3A, 3B, and 3C took place Wednesday afternoon.


SESSION 3A

Topic:  Diagnostic Tools for Contaminant Remediation
Chair:
  Dr. Michael Kavanaugh, Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.
Keynote:  Dr. Beth Parker, University of Guelph / School of Engineering

The performance of an in-situ remediation technology is difficult to monitor and assess. It is often not clear how successful our investments in innovative in-situ technologies have been because of the difficulties associated with measuring and quantifying remedial performance. It can also be difficult to assess when to stop a treatment technology and/or switch to another. This session will focus on innovative methods to monitor and evaluate performance of selected in-situ remedial technologies, including several technology- and geology-specific tools for real-time diagnosis. These tools will include stable isotopes, molecular biological tools, and mass flux/mass discharge measurements.


Session 3A - Diagnostic Tools for Contaminant Remediation
Room A
StartEndTopic/TitleSpeakerOrganization
1:45 PM1:55 PM

Welcome & Introduction
Session Chair

Dr. Michael Kavanaugh

Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.

1:55 PM2:20 PM

Keynote: Diagnostic Tools for Assessing Diffusion in Fractured Sedimentary Rocks: Remediation Implications
Presentation

Dr. Beth Parker
Abstract

University of Guelph / School of Engineering

2:20 PM2:45 PM

Application of Molecular Tools and Microarrays to Optimize Bioremediation
Presentation

Dr. Lisa Alvarez-Cohen
Abstract

University of California, Berkeley/ Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

2:45 PM3:10 PM

Compound Specific Isotope Analysis for Assessment and Quantification of Remedial Performance
Presentation

Dr. Barbara Sherwood-Lollar
Abstract

University of Toronto/ Department of Geology

3:10 PM3:35 PM

BREAK



3:35 PM4:00 PM

The Estimation of Contaminant Mass Discharge in Unconsolidated Granular and Fractured Rock Aquifers
Presentation

Dr. Kirk Hatfield
Abstract

University of Florida/ Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering

4:00 PM4:25 PM

Diagnosing Abiotic Degradation
Presentation

Dr. John Wilson
Abstract

U.S. EPA/ R.S. Kerr Environmental Research Center

4:25 PM4:50 PM

Diagnostic Tools for Performance Evaluation of Innovative In-Situ Remediation Technologies at Chlorinated Solvent Sites
Presentation

Dr. Rula Deeb
Abstract

Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.

4:50 PM5:00 PM

Discussion/Wrap-Up

Dr. Michael Kavanaugh


 

SESSION 3B

Topic:  Environmental Impact of Fuel Use in Military Engines (Part II)
Chairs:  Dr. Julian Tishkoff, Air Force Office of Scientific Research / Directorate of Aerospace, Chemical and Materials Sciences AND Dr. Thomas Litzinger, The Pennsylvania State University / Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Keynote:  Mr. Carl Burleson, Federal Aviation Administration / Office of Environment and Energy

Air emissions associated with the combustion of fuels in gas turbine and piston engines are significant issues for the Department of Defense because of their adverse environmental and health effects. Alternative fuels and advanced military engines are two of the major approaches being investigated to reduce air emissions without sacrificing mission performance. This two-part session will highlight recent efforts to measure, characterize, and reduce air emissions from military engines as well as to obtain a fundamental understanding that can lead to the reduction of emissions.


Session 3B - Environmental Impact of Fuel Use in Military Engines (Part II)
Room B
StartEndTopic/TitleSpeakerOrganization
1:45 PM1:55 PM

Welcome & Introduction
Session Chair

Dr. Julian Tishkoff
and
Dr. Thomas Litzinger

U.S. Air Force/ Air Force Office of Scientific Research

The Pennsylvania State University/ Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

1:55 PM2:20 PM

Environmental Impact of Fuel Use in Engines
Presentation

Mr. Carl Burleson
Abstract

U.S. Department of Transportation/ Federal Aviation Administration

2:20 PM2:45 PM

Update of Findings on SERDP Military Aircraft Emissions Research Programs
Presentation

Dr. Meng-Dawn Cheng
Abstract

U.S. DOE/ Oak Ridge National Laboratory

2:45 PM3:10 PM

An Overview of GEA TAPS Combustion Technology and Alternate Fuels
Presentation

Dr. Hukam Mongia
Abstract

GE Aviation

3:10 PM3:35 PM

BREAK



3:35 PM4:00 PM

Low Emissions Combustion Systems Using Trapped Vortex and High-G Methods
Presentation

Dr. Joseph Zelina
Abstract

U.S. Air Force/ Air Force Research Laboratory

4:00 PM4:25 PM

Low Emission Combustion Research Program
Presentation

Dr. Dan Bulzan
Abstract

NASA Glenn Research Center

4:25 PM4:50 PM

The Effect of Heavy-Duty Diesel Emission Standards on U.S. Army Ground Vehicles
Presentation

Dr. Peter Schihl
Abstract

U.S. Army/ Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center

4:50 PM5:00 PM

Discussion/Wrap-Up

Dr. Julian Tishkoff
and
Dr. Thomas Litzinger


 

SESSION 3C

Topic:  Munitions Response: Taking Technology to the Field
Chair:  Mr. Andrew Schwartz, U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville
Keynote:  Ms. Heather Polinsky, National Association of OEW Contractors / Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.

Innovative munitions response technologies are making a transition to the field through demonstrations on live munitions response sites. Presentations in this session will focus on recent demonstration results of mature technologies in real-world conditions.


Session 3C - Munitions Response: Taking Technology to the Field
Room C
StartEndTopic/TitleSpeakerOrganization
1:45 PM1:55 PM

Welcome & Introduction
Session Chair

Mr. Andrew Schwartz

U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville

1:55 PM2:20 PM

Keynote: State of Discrimination Technology Implementation on Active MMRP Remediation Projects
Presentation

Ms. Heather Polinsky
Abstract

National Association of OEW Contractors/ Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.

2:20 PM2:30 PM

ESTCP Discrimination Study Pilot Program Overview
Presentation

Dr. Herb Nelson
Abstract

U.S. Navy/ Naval Research Laboratory

2:30 PM2:50 PM

Comparison of Magnetometer and TEM Discrimination Performance at Camp Sibert
Presentation

Dr. Stephen Billings
Abstract

Sky Research, Inc.

2:50 PM3:10 PM

Analysis of ESTCP Discrimination Study Data from Camp Sibert, Alabama
Presentation

Dr. Dean Keiswetter
Abstract

SAIC Inc.

3:10 PM3:35 PM

BREAK



3:35 PM3:55 PM

New Digital Geophysics Techniques for UXO Classification
Presentation

Dr. Lawrence Carin
Abstract

Signal Innovations Group, Inc.

3:55 PM4:15 PM

Berkeley Unexploded Ordnance Discriminator (BUD) Results from the ESTCP Demonstration Sites
Presentation

Dr. Erika Gasperikova
Abstract

U.S. DOE/ Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

4:15 PM5:00 PM

Panel Discussion

Ms. Heather Polinsky

Mr. Roger Young

Mr. James Austreng

Dr. Anne Andrews

National Association of OEW Contractors/Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.
U.S. Army Engineering & Support Center, Huntsville
California Department of Toxic Substances ControlA
U.S. DoD/ SERDP & ESTCP Program Office


 
 
 
 
 
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