Groundwater Risk and NSZD: An Integrated Approach

Steven Siciliano
CEO & President
Environmental Material Science, Inc. (EMS)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Presentation Date: September 28, 2023

Groundwater is a key vector of risk associated with hydrocarbon plumes. Yet, the majority of hydrocarbon source resides in the soil. Thus, site managers typically use groundwater for risk management and soil information for remediation modeling. Here, we will discuss how NSZD approaches can be integrated into modern groundwater plume estimates to plume stability and mass. A key action item from this integration is a transparent decision framework for managers designing treatment trains for hydrocarbon sites.

As CEO of EMS, Dr. Steven Siciliano brings his experience as one of the world’s foremost soil scientists to the task of helping clients to efficiently achieve their remediation goals. Dr. Siciliano is passionate about the development and application of enhanced instrumentation for continuous site monitoring and systems which turn that data into actionable decisions for clients. He is a leading authority on remediation of cold region soils and his research in this area is changing how industry accomplishes the necessary work of remediation. Dr. Siciliano has made significant contributions to the progress of environmental and soil science with 11 book chapters and 193 scientific papers which have collectively been cited over 15,000 times. These contributions include significantly advancing knowledge on the manipulation of cold soils to stimulate remediation.
At EMS he coordinates deployment of cutting-edge sensor technology, application of advanced data systems for model generation and prediction, and active intervention. Under his leadership EMS has also implemented an ambitious research and development program aimed at the creation of advanced infrared-based sensor systems for continuous and remote monitoring of soil and water chemistry. Dr. Siciliano’s experience and leadership have allowed him to bring together a truly diverse and unique group of experts including ecologists, computer scientists, and electrochemists; all to help clients achieve remediation goals faster, more efficiently, and with fewer environmental impacts than ever before.

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