Accession Number : AD1013079

Title :   26TH International Conference on Soils, Sediment, Water and Energy, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, October 18 - 21, 2010

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Dec 2010,30 Nov 2011


Personal Author(s) : Kostecki,Paul

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Report Date : 10 Feb 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The conference has attracted professionals and regulatory scientists from 35+ countries annually for the last 25 years. The conference has been an excellent vehicle to get national issues and scientific information before the user community including regulators, practitioners and researchers. The objectives of the conference have been to convene interdisciplinary researchers, practitioners and regulatory scientists who focus on environmental impacts of human activities especially in relationship to sustainability. The conference began in 1985 in response to the environmental impacts of the countrys reliance on hydrocarbon based energy production. The conference has expanded its mission to include energy, recognizing the positive impact clean and renewable energy will have on the environment. The 2010 conference covered a variety of topics in the environmental arena including the Clean Energy Session sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory. Other sessions included: Marcellus Shale Development: Associated Issues and Impacts; Sediments; Phytoremediation; Sustainable Remediation/Sustainability; Nanotechnology; Site Remediation Diagnostics, In-Situ Treatment, and Vapor intrusion; Vapor Intrusion; NAPL; Degradation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls; PCBs; Environmental Forensics; Bioremediation; Heavy Metals; Fate and Transport; Innovative Remedial Technologies; Site Assessment/Field Sampling; and Advanced Tools for Assessment. Overall, there were 140 platform presentations, 60 posters and 11 workshops. Forty-eight exhibitors displayed equipment and services relevant to environmental assessment, monitoring and cleanup. The 600+ attendees included representatives from state and federal agencies, military, industry (including railroad, petroleum, transportation, and utilities), environmental engineering and consulting, and academia.

Descriptors :   environmental restoration and remediation , environmental monitoring , sediments , renewable energy , polychlorinated biphenyls , bioremediation , heavy metals , natural gas , petroleum industry

Subject Categories : Fuels
      Environmental Health and Safety
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE