Topics to Be Covered

CSME-2018 Covers the Following Themes:

A. Tools for Defining Impacts and Liabilities to Soil, Sediment and Water

  1. Tools and Methods for Defining Contaminants Distributions such as MIPs, Waterloo Profilers, etc.

  2. Understanding Matrix Diffusion

  3. Contaminant Transport in Complex lithologies

  4. Using the Triad Approaches for Effective Site Characterization

  5. High Resolution Characterization Techniques

  6. Data Management and Graphical Tools for Contaminant Distribution and Transport

  7. Sampling and Monitoring—Analytical Methods, Technologies, and Strategies

  8. Molecular/ Biological Tools for Understanding Contaminant Transportations

  9. Human and Ecological Risk Determination

  10. Remediation and Risk Management at Fractured Bedrock Sites

  11. Developing Effective Conceptual Models

  12. Emerging Contaminants Issues

B. Tools for Mitigating Impacts to Soil, Sediment and Water

  1. Biological Methods of Contaminant Treatment
    1. Bioremediation
    2. Enhanced Bioremediation Strategies
    3. New Approaches for Enhanced Bioremediation of Hydrocarbons and PAHs
    4. Enhanced Bioremediation of Chloromethane and Chlorinated Aromatics
    5. New Concepts for Enhanced Bioremediation of Chlorinated Ethenes
  2. ISCO and ISCR Methods for Contaminant Treatmen
    1. Chemical Oxidation
    2. New Concepts of Chemical Oxidation
    3. Chemical Reduction
    4. Coupling of ISCO with Bioremediation
  3. Applications of Zero Valent Iron (ZVI)
  4. In-Situ and On-Site Thermal Remediation
  5. Contaminant Stabilization and Fixation
  6. Permeable Reactive Barriers
  7. Phytoremediation
  8. Natural Attenuation Processes Including Abiotic and Biotic Processes
  9. Advances in Natural Attenuation
  10.  Innovative Delivery Techniques
  11.  Extraction Technologies using Air, Water, Heat or Energy
  12. Use of Technical Impracticality
  13. Plume Management and Treatment
  14.  Source Treatment Technologies

C. Strategies for Managing Contaminated Soil, Sediment and Water

  1. Green and Sustainable Remediation

  2. Sustainable Sediment Management

  3. Integrated DNAPL Remediation Approaches

  4. Integrating Remediation with Development (brownfields)

  5. Regulatory Initiative Impacting Contaminated Sites

  6. Managing Natural Resource Damages

  7. The Economics of Remediation

  8. Effective Portfolio Management for Contaminated Properties

  9. Control versus Treatment

  10. Managing Third Party Liabilities

  11. Managing Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials

  12. Vapor Intrusion Assessment and Mitigation