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Speeches 2019

National Contaminates Sites Inventory in the Czech Republic

Zdeněk Suchánek, geologist working at CENIA (Czech Environmental information Agency) from 2009 as a team leader of the National Inventory of Contaminated Sites (NIKM) Project. He is focusing on the methodology, planning and operational management of the inventory and on remote sensing methods supporting inventory of contaminated sites.

Contaminated site remediation in Poland, the regulatory framework, where we are,  how we got here and where we are going

Sebastian Stachowski is a founder and managing director at Lion Environmental, a Poland based environmental consultancy where he manages teams performing soil and groundwater quality assessments, remediation, auditing (HSE compliance, ESA, EDD), permitting and natural resources management. Sebastian is also founder of REMEDy for contaminates sites, an annual conference taking place every September in Poland

Zdeněk Suchánek

The National Remediation Framework for the remediation and management of contaminated sites in Australia (NRF)

Joytishna Jit is a policy analyst and scientist in the interdisciplinary areas of environmental, social and legal research. Employed by University of South Australia, she is responsible for leading or participating in policy development projects in the Best Practice Policy program at CRC CARE

Managing soil multifunctionality across europe: the LANDMARK project

Francesca Bampa, research officer at the Soil Biology Group of Wageningen University and Research. Since 2015 she manages and administers the European Horizon 2020 funded project LANDMARK on the functional management of land across Europe collaborating with a 22-partners consortium

Innovative tools for the site characterization: Compound Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA), Background Fluorescence Analysis (BFA), Compositional Fingerprint (CF) and Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT)

Piero Mori is a Partner based in Milan office. Piero has more than 25 years of experience in contaminated sites management. He joined ERM in 1996. He is the Technical Responsible for Site Remediation of ERM Italy.

An Effective Sampling Strategy Using Passive Soil Gas Samples to Accurately Characterize a Site for Chlorinated Contaminant
Why the US EPA is Promoting the Collection of Time-Integrated, Passive Indoor Air Samples for Vapor Intrusion Risk Assessments

Harry O’Neill is the President of Beacon Environmental, which is an accredited laboratory in the United States that specializes in the analysis of soil gas and air samples.  Mr. O’Neill has managed soil gas investigations for more than 25 years working on projects across six continents and is the lead author of ASTM Standard D7758:  Standard Practice for Passive Soil Gas Sampling.

Review of Conceptual Site Model (CSM) and redefinition of environmental remediation project after High Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC) using OIP and HPT technologies combined 

Guilherme Dainese Varela, environmental engineer working in Finkler Ambiental, where he helps to plan High Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC) using MiHPT (Membrane Interface Probe + Hydraulic Profiling Tool) and OiHPT (Optical Image Profiler + Hydraulic Profiling Tool). He also is one of the responsible for producing HRSC interpretation and reports, He works with HRSC since 2011.

Applications of Bio-Traps for Site Diagnostics 

Claudio Sandrone is an Environmental Engineer with over 19 years of experience in environmental engineering and remediation works. In 2001 he founded TRS Servizi Ambiente s.r.l. which soon became a reference point in the Italian remediation market. In 2012 he founded, with another environmental engineer, BAW s.r.l. (a small business environmental engineering company) and, in January 2015, DEC Ambiente s.r.l. (a company specialized in decommissioning of industrial plants and remediation of contaminated sites). In 2015 he conceived the technological dissemination program called “Technologies That Excite” (TTE).

Gas stations: characterization, dating and monitoring through compositional and isotopic fingerprinting analysis

Massimo Marchesi is Postdoctoral Researcher in  Politecnico di Milano.

SAGAcE Project – Sistema Avanzato di monitoraggio Ambientale (Advanced Environmental Monitoring System)

Roberto Bonarelli after graduating in physics at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, he worked for consulting and services firms operating in Italy and Europe, especially in large retail chains. In these organizations, he held positions of Project Manager, Product Manager and Client Leader. He has acquired a great experience in managing large IT projects for the organizations he worked in: Conad, COOP, NaturaSì, Poste Italiane. In June 2014, he joined the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), as Senior technical and management coordinator.

Use of innovative techniques in sediment research

Rudmer Stoel, Sediment specialist working at Tauw working on the research of the quality and quantity sediments for national and international clients. He is involved in sediment research for building projects in harbours, remediation of contaminated sediments and maintenance dredging.

Asbestos analysis techniques: examination of the Italian situation and comparisons with the methods adopted internationally 

Paola Verza is Special Project Technical Manager in Mérieux NutriSciences. She develops and updates strategic environmental topics, concerning both technical and go-to market issues. She has long experience in asbestos testing and mapping of asbestos materials in industrial sites and public buildings.

Asbestos analysis techniques: examination of the Italian situation and comparisons with the methods adopted internationally

Daniele Troiano is Asbestos Laboratory Manager in Mérieux NutriSciences. He is specialized in testing of environmental matrices with different analytical techniques, and in particular in microscopy and spectroscopy applied to asbestos and other fibrous materials.

The added value of a multidisciplinary approach to the characterization of a complex sites

Nicoletta Cavaleri is a hydrogeologist at CH2M HILL (now Jacobs) with experience on site investigation, development of conceptual model, risk assessment and Site remediation. Nicoletta works on several Italian and international projects.

Environmental assessment of PCB contamination in Lebanon
Lucia Mastacchini is an engineer. She is a founding partner of Wasteandchemical a private consultancy firm based in Rome. She has strong background in remediation also thanks her previous experience as member of Environmental Military force. Wasteandchemicals is involved in several international projects related to waste management and remediation. This speech is based on a recent work concluded in Lebanon about the definition of an inventory of PCB equipement (transformers and capacitors) and PCB contaminated sites.
Cyclic bioremediation of a heavily impacted Xylene site in Westerlo (BE) – 100% on site biological treatment of soil, groundwater and soil vapor
Michela De Camillis, graduated in Civil and Environmental Engineer in Ancona (Italy), obtained a PhD in Geo-environmental engineering in Ghent (Belgium).Now working for GreenSoil as Sales and Project Engineer, writing proposal for international bioremediation projects as well as supporting the R&D department.
Combination of remediation technologies: In Situ thermal desorption and In Situ Immobilization

Katia Pacella is a project Engineer working in Haemers Technologies, a Belgian company operating worldwide in the thermal desorption of contaminated sites.She currently covers the role of Account Manager to deal with client management and business development. Since two years, she is also involved in an Italian project (located in Sicily) as Project Manager.

Landfill Closures, a Novel Solution to Closing Old Landfills with Significant Property Constraints
Michael  Ayers is a founder and CEO of Watershed Geosynthetics.   He has over 25 years of professional engineering experience in developing solutions focused on environmental containment, erosion control and geotechnical stability.   He currently works with many corporations and governments to mitigate liabilities associated with landfills and brownfields.
The use of Passive Flux Meters and Design Verification Program – Lessons Learned from Pre-Application Assessments at In Situ Remediation Sites
The advantages of combining surface sulfidation and colloidal suspension of a zero valent iron amendment to remediate chlorinated hydrocarbons through balanced abiotic and biotic degradation
Gareth Leonard is the Managing Director of REGENESIS in Europe, in which role he manages a dedicated team of in situ remediation specialists to provide the design and implementation of remedial solutions for contaminated groundwater, on behalf of environmental consultants, remediation contractors and site owners. Gareth has a wealth of experience and worked in the remediation industry for 18 years.
Large-scale  demonstration  of  novel,  entirely  sustainable  chelator-based  washing  of  heavy metals contaminated soils 

Prof. Domen Leštan, PhD, head of research at ENVIT Ltd and professor at University of Ljubljana. He is a main developer of the novel soil remediation technology, entirely sustainable chelator-based washing of heavy metals contaminated soils. At the University he lectures, develops and researches environmental engineering with a focus on soil science and environmental biotechnology.

Combined Remedy: Alkaline Activated Persulfate with In Situ Solidification/Stabilization (ISCO-ISS) in a Single Application
Multiple Lines of Evidence Approach to Assess PFAS Sources, Contaminant Distribution, and Fate and Transport

Scott Steffl is Global Business Director for PeroxyChem’s Environmental Solutions Division based in Philadelphia, PA.  For the past fifteen (15) years he has been involved in the commercialization of innovative oxidative and reductive technologies for the environmental industry.

The MOUSTIC project: development and assessment of a new foam-based method for the enhanced (bio)degradation of hydrocarbons in vadose zone
Nicolas Fatin-Rouge studied physical-chemistry at the University of Strasbourg and obtained his PhD thesis in 1998 in the field of self-assembly of metallic helicates. He pursed his formation as a post-doctoral fellow and then as maître-assistant in the group of Pr J. C. Bünzli (EPFL, 1998-2001), where he worked on aqueous compexes of f-elements as luminescent material and contrast agents for MRI. Then he moved in the group of Pr J. Buffle (University of Geneva, 2001-2003) where he studied the diffusion of solutes and solids in hydrogels, before appointment to lecturer in 2003 at the University of Franche-Comté. His research interests concern the developpment of technologies to decontaminate water and soils.
Cheese whey injection in groundwater: use of a new and cost-effective substrate for in-situ bioremediation of chlorinated solvents

Andrea Campioni is Managing Director of Ramboll Italy S.r.l. with offices in Milan and Rome. Andrea Campioni has 32 years of experience in engineering and environmental geology, managing large multidisciplinary environmental studies, principally for contaminated site characterization and clean up at industrial and landfill sites.

Forward osmosis – nanofiltration system applied for the production of high quality water from contaminated water
Emanuele Lagrotta, environmental specialist engineer working in SYNDIAL (Eni’s environmental company) ensures effective execution of corporate sustainability and recycling program strategic initiatives (circular economy) in compliance with regulations. He supports projects development from the feasibility study to the construction and commissioning, guaranteeing the application of best technologies. He is involved in several national and international projects on contaminated water, produced water and waste treatment, management and reuse.
Forward osmosis – nanofiltration system applied for the production of high quality water from contaminated water

Alberto Tiraferri is Professore Associato L. 240 (equivalent to Associate Professor) in the Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering (DIATI) at Politecnico di Torino, in the field ICAR/03 (Sanitary and Environmental Engineering).  Prof. Tiraferri received his B.Sc. from Università Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona, Italy) and Ph.D. from Yale University in 2012 in Chemical and Environmental Engineering.  During his doctoral work, he conducted research under the supervision of Prof. Menachem Elimelech.  Subsequently, Prof. Tiraferri worked for two years as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow in the lab of Prof. Borkovec at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.  His research interests include (i) membrane process engineering for water treatment and resource efficiency, (ii) decontamination and water purification using advanced oxidation, (iii) applications of innovative techniques for the reclamation of contaminated environment systems, (iv) contaminant dynamics in water.

A Step by Step Approach for a complex DNAPL Remediation in Brazil

Norbert Brandsch is Client Development at GEOKLOCK EBP and Member of the Executive Board.

3D Numerical Modelling of an In Situ Field Scale Pulsed Pumping Process of a Large DNAPL Pool in a Keyed Enclosure

Quentin Giraud is Multiphase flow modeller at INTERA.

Biological anaerobic degradation of VOCs combined with recirculated (heated) groundwater

Martin Slooijer co-owner and Managing Director of the Greensoil Group, conducting remediation projects in over 12 countries. Martin has a background in Environmental Engineering, and has been active in environmental contracting on the international market for over 20 years.

Multiple Lines of Evidence Approach to Assess PFAS Sources, Contaminant Distribution, and Fate and Transport

Stefano Marconetto is a senior engineer and partner in Golder.  Based in Canada, he is Golder global PFAS Practice Leader with more than 10 years of experience in the characterization and remediation of PFAS impacted sites.  Mr. Marconetto has worked on projects for government and private clients across all market sectors globally. He is a technical advisor for several research projects in collaboration with universities and industrial partners on PFAS.

New Integrated Biogeochemical/Electrochemical Method for Remediation of Contaminated Groundwater

Dr. Mueller received a BSc Degree in Plant & Soil Science and an MSc Degree
in Agronomy/Soil Microbiology from SIU-Carbondale. He received his Ph.D. in
Soil Microbiology & Biochemistry/Genetics from Clemson University. He
completed Post-Doctoral training in environmental biotechnology at the U.S. EPA
Environmental Research Laboratory in Gulf Breeze, Florida. In 2014 Dr. Mueller
resigned from PeroxyChem, LLC and became President of Provectus
Environmental Products, Inc. to develop and commercialize modern ISCO and
antimethanogenic ISCR technologies.

The study on containment systems for methane production in groundwater reclamation interventions
Leandro Moretti is an Environmental Engineer currently working in JACOBS Milan, Italy. He has 16 years experience in the remediation of contaminated land field, with a concentration of consulting works for petrochemical and manufacturing companies. He has conducted characterization plans and supervised numerous field site investigations dealing with contaminated soils and groundwater, monitoring of remedial system performance, risk characterization, pump tests, risk-based site closures and remediation plan. His expertise and experience has been applied over a wide range of sites throughout Italy. He has provided technical and project management support for various oil&gas, manufacturing and chemical accounts.
Surfactant Enhanced Extraction (SEE) at LNAPL and DNAPL Impacted Sites Pilot to Full Scale Applications in Canada, United States and Europe
George (Bud) Ivey, is the President and Senior Remediation Specialist with Ivey International Inc.  He is an international award winning environmental professional with thirty years assessment and remediation experience, having worked on over 2500 projects globally, in more than 50 countries. His educational background includes: Organic Chemistry, Geological Engineering, and Master’s Certification in Project Management. He has developed several innovative remediation technologies and processes, and more recently a non-fluorinated, biodegradable, environmentally safe firefighting product known as IGNIS-SOL. 
Monitoring sediment with underwater drones
Jasper Schmeidt is an innovation manager and works for international consultancy and engineering bureau Tauw, where he started working as chemical process technician in the field of complex soil studies and in-situ soil remediations. As his career has progressed, he has formed his own specialisation concerning the use of technological measurement techniques, which includes the use of hand-held XRF in soil studies. Since 2017, he has been responsible for the ‘Sensing the Future’ development theme at Tauw, where he uses his knowledge about sensor technology, analytical systems and the innovation process to improve work processes at Tauw and discover new marketing possibilities.
A novel green method for heavy metals stabilization process based on sewage sludge ash recovery
Ahmad Assi, PhD student, he received his Master degree in 2017 in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Brescia. He is an engineering and PhD student at Chemistry for Technologies laboratory at University of Brescia. His studies were focus on the characterization and stabilization of the fly and bottom ashes product from waste to energy incinerators plants. During his studies many techniques have been acquired: leaching tests, sample characterization by XRD and TXRF.
Assessment of the performance of biotechnological strategies for the remediation of marine sediments highly contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
Melanie Hekeu has a Master degree in Environmental Microbiology, achieved in Nigeria in 2014. Presently she is a PhD student in Life and Environmental Sciences at Marche Polytechnic University in Ancona, Italy, curriculum in Civil and Environmental Protection, with a research focus on sustainable bioremediation strategies on marine sediments contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
Development of guidelines for Ecological Risk Assessment
Francesca Motta is a Principal Environmental Consultant with the Environmental group of the AECOM URS Milan Office with 19 years of experience in contaminated land.  She currently manages a wide range of environmental projects, including human health risk assessments, remedial investigations, feasibility studies, remedial design and remediation installation and O&M including works at several national priority sites in Italy.  She currently directs and supervises the human health risk assessment work undertaken by the Italian risk assessment team. Since 2006 she started to provide technical-legal support on litigations and legal administrative, civil and penal procedure.
Reducing costs by quantifying natural source zone depletion processes in risk-based remediation
Michael Schubert, Managing director of RSK Germany, is a geologist with more than 20 yrs of technical experience in risk assessment and in-situ remediation planning of complex contaminations on larger industrial and chemical sites. Identification and quantification of natural source zone depletion processes including development of monitored natural attenuation concepts is a key topic of his recent career.
Development and application of decision support tools in ecologically sensitive areas: Syndial’s experience
Silvia Frisario works as Environmental Engineer in Syndial Spa (Eni Group), in the Research & Technology Innovation Department. She has ten years’ experience in environmental characterization and remedial technologies. Her main areas of expertise and research are Sustainable  Remediation, Life Cycle and Ecological Risk Assessment.
Development and application of decision support tools in ecologically sensitive areas: Syndial’s experience
Lisa Pizzol, PhD in environmental science. Her research interests are in risk assessment and management of contaminated sites and brownfields, analysis of stakeholders’ roles and perspectives in land regeneration projects, sustainability assessment of products, processes, technologies and development of Decision Support Systems for environmental problems. She is president of GreenDecision srl a spin off company of the university Ca’ Foscari of Venice.
Management of a former gas plant for changing from industrial to residential use: distribution of decontamination thresholds according to construction practices
Christophe Barnier is working at Golder Associates (France) as a project manager in water treatment and contaminated sites project. He has the role of technical manager of the French team and he controls the management plans and conception plans. He is involved in international projects in order to share his expertise in biotreatment. He develops R&D in Golder France.
The Importance of Sanitary Sewers as the Expected Preferential Pathway in Vapor Intrusion Evaluations
Craig Cox serves as President and Principal Scientist for Cox-Colvin & Associates, Inc, and is responsible for providing managerial and technical oversight on major environmental projects conducted by the firm.  Mr. Cox is the inventor of the Vapor Pin®, a sub-slab soil gas sampling device used worldwide, and is the primary architect of a variety of environmental database applications, including Data InspectorTM.
Measurement of Radon in dwelling, workplaces and mines– impact of new legislation in Europe
Mikko Faarinen, is a nuclear physicist working at Eurofins laboratories. With the new awareness of radon in EU, much time is used for informing about the health risk associated with radon. He is involved to developing high volume radon measurements for both above ground as well as underground measurements. He is involved in national and European radon associations.
Measurement of Radon in dwelling, workplaces and mines– impact of new legislation in Europe
José Gouvêa is Geologist, specialized in Petroleum Geology, Master in Environmental Technologies and PhD Candidate in Hydrogeology and Environment at USP (São Paulo University). José Gouvea has 15 years of experience in environmental consulting focused on investigation and remediation of contaminated sites in several regions of Brazil. He is currently Manager of Environmental Projects and Liabilities at Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (Steel Industry), Vice President of Industry Committee and leader of the Working Group on Intrusion of Soil Vapor at NICOLE Latin America.
PFAS risk assessment on fire fighting training sites
Jussi Reinikainen is a Senior Advisor at Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE).
FAO’s collaborative approach to understanding the global extent of soil pollution and seeking the best feasible management and remediation strategies for all countries

Natalia Rodríguez Eugenio is a Soil scientist and GIS expert at FAO.

Innovation and safety to operate in confined spaces: F.T.M. new “No Man Entry” technologies for interventions within Confined Spaces
Ivano Ronconi is an Experienced project manager for the design and development of instruments, equipments and robots used in the industrial and oil & gas world with T&A