Short courses

We invite our participants to our two short courses which are held at Konventum at the 3rd of September.

Dynamic investigations with mobile lab at PFAS-impacted sites, 11.00 -16.00 September 3

In recent years, PFAS has been recognized as an emerging contaminant with numerous reports of impacted
drinking water across the globe. This is also the case in the Scandinavian countries, where much attention
has been given to the historical use of PFAS-containing AFFF-foams at firefighting training areas.
As a result of the complete lack of onsite analytical possibilities, investigations at PFAS sites are today
carried out in a traditional manner. Hence, samples are collected in the field and subsequently analyzed at
fixed laboratories with five days turnaround time. As a consequence, several separate investigations are
required even at sites of “small” or “medium” complexity which leads to much extended projects and high
costs.

In 2017, however, a mobile lab for PFAS analysis (LC-MS/MS) entered the market, making it possible to
perform chemical analysis of 24 separate PFAS with detection levels down to single-digit ng/l. With a
turnaround time of about one to two hours, data on PFAS-contamination is available at nearly real time,
which enables dynamic work strategies even at PFAS-impacted sites and supports stronger conceptual site
models and understanding of potential risks to receptors.

The course also includes a number of case studies where dynamic strategies have been used at PFAS impacted
sites and information about the all-new mobile lab capabilities.

Program short course Dynamic investigations with mobile lab at PFAS-impacted sites

An overview of Geostatistics for contaminated site characterization, 13.00 -16.00 September 3.

As you are involved in the characterization or the remediation of contaminated sites, you regularly face the
following issues:
– How to extract the main information from the whole set of data in order to improve the contamination
understanding?
– How to map contamination and which interpolation method is appropriate?
– How to precisely assess contaminated soil volumes or pollutant masses?
– How to quantify uncertainties related to the delineation of impacted areas, while integrating geological
heterogeneities?
During the short course, you will understand why geostatistics provides relevant methods to address these issues
and how they can be applied in operational settings. Methodological talks illustrated with practical examples on real
cases involving various types of pollution: chemical or radiological, leak from a source, reworked fills, etc. These
examples involve several environmental media: soil, sediment, facilities (concrete).

Program short course An overview of Geostatistics for contaminated site characterization

The courses are held by external parties but are arranged in cooperation with the NORDROCS conference.