Theatre Hall 28

Wednesday 11th September

Thursday 12th September


11.00 - 11.30

Peter Dumble

Sampling Groundwater Within a DNAPL Source Zone Area: Managing Uncertainty

Understanding the provenance of organic contaminants within a groundwater sample requires an appreciation of monitoring well design, well hydraulics, hydrogeological and contaminant transport influences. Within heterogeneous DNAPL source-zone areas the complexities in obtaining a “representative” sample multiply, even in short-screened wells. Our research advocates that the number of “screen volumes” purged prior to sampling may be a useful metric to consider when using low-flow sampling methods.


11.45 - 12.15

Matthew Evans

Real time characterisation of respirable crystalline silica in industrial applications

In this talk we discuss the advancements made in the world of industrial real time particulate characterisation. We focus on one of the most commonly found hazard in dusty environments, RCS, and discuss how we characterise this particulate in real time.


12.30 - 13.00

Will Fardon

Classification of waste to WM3

Discussion of the waste classification process, the role of the laboratory and the challenges faced.


13.15 - 13.45

James A Parker

Rapid hazardous classification of heavy metals in waste solids/liquids

Using the latest in portable X-Ray Fluorescence technology, hazardous heavy metal classification can be done in seconds with laboratory comparable data enabling real, on-site decision making. This seminar will give a brief overview of the pXRF analytical technique, sample preparation requirements and real-world examples of it’s use for hazardous waste classification on both soils and liquids.


14.00 - 14.30

Ben de Waal

Tax Incentives for Brownfield Development and Innovation

Tax incentives can play a key role in bringing contaminated land back into productive use. This seminar will help delegates navigate their way through the land remediation relief legislation. There will be guidance on the tools and processes to support them through the claim making process and alerts to some common pitfalls. The session will also review the potential for clients, contractors and consultants to generate tax relief from the time spent designing new and innovative ways to overcome site abnormals.


14.45 - 15.15

Elliott Corke

Droning on! Using drones for environmental monitoring, mapping and modelling.

The use of drones in environmental mapping and monitoring is growing rapidly. In this seminar we will explore use cases for environmental monitoring as well as discussing current UK drone legislation, drone equipment and training. If we have time we will look at future trends and how equipment and legislation will change over the next few years.


15.30 - 16.00



A brief overview on Radon Gas, what is is, where it comes from, how it can be harmful and how it enters buildings, as well as current legislations in place for employers and landlords. Also some examples of poor installation standards versus good standards as set by Glencoe Radon Gas Centre Ltd.