This one-day course focuses on the practical use and application of tracers by practitioners at remediation sites including guidance on the use of tracers to characterize aquifer injectability, understand reagent distribution and utilization, quantify contaminant transport and degradation, and provide a basis for the design and optimization of in situ remediation systems.
While tracers have been broadly utilized in hydrogeologic and hydrologic studies for many years to understand solute transport phenomena in porous media and fractured rock aquifers, until recently, they were mostly used in research settings applied and, only infrequently employed, by consultants and practitioners at typical contaminated sites.
Now, however, due in large part to the recognition that the success of many in situ remedial strategies is tied to local-scale hydrogeologic conditions, reagent distribution, and contaminant transport behavior, tracers are increasingly becoming a standard and cost-effective hydrogeologic characterization tool. They are being used by consultants to obtain basic aquifer characterization information and support development of conceptual site models, calibration of numerical flow and transport models, evaluation of contaminant-related risk, and remediation system design and assessment.
Additionally, this course highlights examples of how tracers can be used to measure contaminant flux, assess LNAPL mobility, and evaluate hydraulic capture.
Basic terminology and concepts will be covered, as well as tracer materials and analytical methods; health, safety, and regulatory issues; test design and data interpretation concepts; and specialized applications and new developments.
During this course, you will learn how to:
Who should attend?
Hydrogeologists and environmentalists with a focus on institute-based remediation.
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Accommodations: NGWA has secured a limited block of rooms on a first come, first served basis at the group rate of $159 per night single/double occupancy. These rates apply to the NGWA room block and are valid until the March 26 cutoff, unless our block has been filled before that date. When making your reservations, be sure to mention you are attending this NGWA program to receive this group rate. Remember, you are responsible for securing your own reservations. For guest check-in and checkout times, please contact the hotel directly.
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