CSIA to Assess Contaminant Remediation
Date and Time: Thu, May 28, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Presenters: Dr. Sara Herrero and Dr. Clara Torrentó
Compound Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA) provides unique information at each stage of a site remediation project. Traditional strategies, based on concentration analysis and hydrogeochemical data, are in many cases insufficient for a robust site diagnosis and for planning technical decisions. CSIA complements conventional data, providing additional insights and further lines of evidence to support management decisions. The combination of different diagnosis techniques results in a more efficient remediation, saving time, effort and cost.
CSIA helps solve several questions that contaminant remediation managers need to answer: are multiple sources contributing to the contamination? Is natural attenuation occurring? What is the rate of degradation? Are intermediates being degraded? Can contamination rebound or displacement be identified? Is the remediation working? What is the remediation efficiency?
This presentation will cover the principles and fundamentals of Stable Isotope Analysis for environmental applications. We will provide some case studies from MAiMA research group, in which multi-element CSIA (i.e., analysis of different elements within the same molecule) has been applied to answer the questions pointed above.
|Event End Date||05-28-2020|
|Registration Start Date||05-12-2020|