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Member News — Matrix New World Engineering Site Remediation Expert to Lead In Situ Technologies Course
November 16th, 2018

Richard Britton, P.G., LSRP, will share his expertise on the science and practical aspects of in situ remediation with peers at a continuing education course on The Science and Practical Aspects of In situ Technologies at Rutgers  University, Cook Student Center, 59 Biel Rd, New Brunswick, NJ, on Wednesday, December 12, from 9:00am – 4:30pm (Check in 8:30am). To register and/or for more information, please click here. Directions, Parking Information & Map.

With more than 30 years of experience in the environmental engineering field, Britton is an authority on the investigation and remediation of bedrock aquifer systems. He is a recognized expert and frequent lecturer on the subject, and has co-authored several publications describing innovative investigative techniques that reveal the subsurface architecture of fractured sedimentary bedrock aquifers, and result in a more economical investigation and more successful remediation.

A Registered Professional Geologist in New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Tennessee; and certified New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP), he was a valued contributor to the NJDEP’s Technical Guidance for Preparation and Submission of a Conceptual Site Model document and Field Sampling Procedures Manual. Britton frequently works with attorneys as a liability and cost allocation expert, and his technical expertise is demonstrated through regular annual speaking engagements at conferences and symposiums; and through the continuing education classes he co-teaches at Rutgers University on “Groundwater in Fractured Bedrock” and “Innovative Technologies for Site Remediation.”

Co-taught with representatives from USEPA-Technology Assessment Branch, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Geosyntec Consultants, Redox Tech, Synergy Environmental, Inc., and ELS Environmental, LLC, the course ‘The Science and Practical Aspects of In situ Technologies’ presents the science and practical aspects of bioremediation, chemical oxidation, thermal treatment (ERH, TCH, SEE), and zero valent iron (along with other reducing technologies).  This class will address important questions that should be evaluated to ensure successful implementation of in situ remediation such as: Do you understand your site? Have you addressed contaminant distribution, concentrations, and total mass? What are the physical and chemical properties of the contaminant? What are the characteristics and permeability of the substrate? Do aerobic, anaerobic, or conditions in-between prevail? Given this context, how do you select and implement the most effective in situ technology?  In addition, this class will address do’s and don’ts of injections, as well as treatment train techniques for combining technologies.

Well-suited for professionals involved in site investigation, characterization, and remediation; those who want to remain current in the latest innovative technologies; and industry and legal decision makers who need current information to make informed decisions, professionals attending the course will leave with a framework and technology-specific information to assist in evaluation and selection of remedial alternatives while adhering to current regulatory and industry standards.

The past president of the Association of Engineering Geologists and an active participant in the NJDEP Site Remediation Advisory Group, Britton holds a M.S. in Environmental Science, and a B.S. in Geology and Chemistry all from Rutgers University.

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