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Speaker Schedule

Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium

Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium

Speaker Schedule for October 21, 2021


BellSouth Auditorium

Meeting Rooms 1/2

Meeting Rooms 3/4




Poster Session 1


Moderator: Ron Falta

Chemical/Thermal Remediation
Moderator: Pat Hicks

Moderator: Larry Murdoch


Underground Thermal Energy Storage for Electricity Generation

Falta, Ronald

Pilot Field Evaluation and Laboratory Development of Controlled Release Technologies for Groundwater Remediation

Carpenter, Alexis

An Overview of Optical Fiber Strain and Tilt Systems Developed at Clemson University

DeWolf, Scott


Developing a Modeling Tool for Low Temperature Thermal Remediation

Ornelles, Adam

A Novel Formulation of Reagents for In-Situ Remediation of a Comingled Plume of Metals and Chlorinated Solvents in Saprolite and Bedrock Aquifers

Golaski, Stan

The Feasibility of using Deformation Monitoring to Identify Leaks from Geologic Repositories

Moak, Robert


3D matrix diffusion simulation with a variable diffusion area in a semi-analytic method compared to dual-porosity models

Pham, Kien

Treating 1,4-Dioxane with Activated Potassium Persulfate

Hicks, Patrick

A New Iterative History Matching Workflow for Interpretation of Borehole Strain Measurements

Roudini, Soheil


Modflow Simulation of Septic-Tank Recharge Impacts

Harrigan, Joseph

DPT Jet Injection as a Passive, Rapid Deployment, Long-Term Effective Remediation Strategy to Address CVOCs in Low-Permeability Zones

Martin, Michael

Using Strain in the Vadose Zone During Sinusoidal-Rate Well Tests to Characterize an Aquifer

Blais, Riley


Application of MODPATH and Groundwater Chemistry to Simulate Age-Calibrated Flow Pathways to Public-Supply Wells: Providing Water Managers with a Strategy to Make Decisions on Sources of Groundwater to Existing and Planned Public-Supply Wells

Landmeyer, James

Thermal remediation Effect of Low Temperature Heating on Transformation of TCE in Fractured Sandstone

Byrd, Bethany

An Analytical Model for Ideal Horizontal Fractures of Intermediate Depth

Slack, Bill


Poster Session 2


Keynote presentation: Main Ballroom

Predicting Contaminant Degradation Rates in Groundwater Using 14C Assays, David Freedman, Clemson University



Moderator: Scott DeWolf

Sampling and Characterization
Moderator: Andy Alexander

Moderator: Gary Birk


Carbon SIRGE, a Method for Negative Carbon Emission, Coastal Flood Protection, and Wildfire Suppression

Murdoch, Larry

Groundwater Sampling for 1,4-Dioxane, PFAS, and Metals using the Dual-Membrane Passive Diffusion Bag Sampler

Alexander, Andrew

Optimization and Performance of Iron Amendments for In-Situ Chemical and Biological Reduction

Birk, Gary


Evaluation of Zero-Net-Rate Periodic Pumping Tests

Smith-Jones, Austin

Comparison of No-Purge and Low-Flow Sampling Methods for Inorganic and Radiological Constituents

Hensel, Bruce

Colloidal Activated Carbon used to Reduce PFAS and Chlorinated Solvent Concentrations in Groundwater to Below Detection Limits at a Michigan Army National Guard Site

Northington, Chad


Geophysical Borehole Logging in Fractured Rock, and use of USGS FLASH Program for Hydraulic Modeling

Bergstrom, Jorgen

Utilizing the Ultra-Violet Optical Screening Tool (UVOST) and Membrane Interface/Hydraulic Profiling Tool (MiHpt) for Generating Robust Conceptual Site Models at Retail Gas Stations in South Carolina

Heicher, David

Subgrade Biogeochemical Reactors to Treat Source Area with DNAPL

Hockett, Daniel


Poster Session 3


Moderator: Kevin Finneran

Regulatory Challenges and Insurance
Moderator: Donald Jones

Moderator: Drew Baird


Naturally and Biologically Mediated Abiotic Transformation of TCE in Low Permeability Formations

Wang, Hao

Ethanol Replacement of Fuel Oxygenates: Inconsistency of Public Policy and Science

Jones, Donald



Remediation of a Trichlorofluoromethane Groundwater Plume Using PlumeStop® Liquid Activated Carbon™

Thompson, Rob

Divide and Conquer:  A Challenging Path to No Further Action through Commingled Plumes, a Public Right-of-Way, Statistics, Vapor Intrusion Evaluations, Property Subdivisions, and Risk-Based Remediation

Stahl, Andrew

Highly Complex Thermal Conduction Heating Remediation

Blundy, Chris 


Combining Molecular Tools and Compound Specific Isotope Analysis for Natural Attenuation Assessment

Dennis, Phil

Understanding the Insurance Requirements in Contracts

Mills, Patricia

Lessons Learned During a Quarter Century of Injecting Solid Remedial Amendments

Baird, Drew 


Poster Session 4


Ash, Oil, and Lead Pollution
Moderator: Brian Shinall

Geological Considerations
Moderator: Scott Brame



Toxic Hot Spots: Lead Assessment and Remediation in Brazil, Mexico and Senegal

Jones, Donald

Potential Acid-Producing Metasedimentary Rocks in the Blue Ridge Province, Western North Carolina – Part 1: Introduction

Schaeffer, Malcolm



Ash Basin Water Solutions Utilizing Horizontal Directional Well Installations

Ombalski, Dan

Potential Acid-Producing Metasedimentary Rocks in the Blue Ridge Province, Western North Carolina – Part 2: Petrography

Schaeffer, Malcolm



The World's Largest Remediation Effort

Majerowicz, Lynda

High-resolution Particle Size Distributions Through FieldSed

Horstmeier, Greg



Mixer at Clemson Outdoor Lab