Topics to Be Covered

CSME-2020 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. Remediation and Risk Management at Fractured Bedrock Sites
  9. Developing Effective Conceptual Models
  10. Emerging Contaminants Issues

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

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

D. Vapor Intrusion Assessment and Mitigation