Contamination Expo Theatre Hall 22

Theatre Hall 22

Wednesday 12th September

Thursday 13th September

speaker

11.00 - 11.30

Ralph Pullinger

Advanced Digital modelling for Marine and Coastal Civil Engineering

BIM has a natural place in the AEC space for marine and coastal engineering but given the unusual shapes it can sometimes be difficult to put into practice. Dry docks, offices and other support complexes can all be served by the use of BIM if managed correctly. Explore how the use of digital advanced modelling tools on structures such as tidal defences, piers, jetties and the like can help unlock greater project design efficiencies for civil engineering and infrastructure projects.

speaker

11.45 - 12.15

David Smith

Spill Source Identification – The Future For The Analysis of Oil

This presentation will focus on Gc, Gc-ms and GcxGC techniques giving real life examples of where Concept Life Sciences have used this technology to solve customers real analytical problems, and show how these approaches combined can open up new ways of looking at hydrocarbon analysis in all environmental applications.

speaker

12.30 - 13.00

Simon Talbot

Continuous Ground-gas Monitoring and De-risking Development Sites

While the Gorebridge incident has demonstrated the result of getting a ground-gas risk assessments wrong, traditional spot ground-gas monitoring and generic risk assessments often over estimates the ground-gas risk at development sites. This presentation will discuss why over conservatism occurs and the cost impacts associated with this and how higher quality continuous monitoring can provide robust ‘lines of evidence’ that can de-risk sites. This will be illustrated through case studies.

speaker

13.15 - 13.45

Seamus Connolly MBE

Small Things Make The Difference in Preventing Pollution

“Cross-pollination” of ideas learnt in other industries can be the inspiration for success in preventing pollution and avoiding environmental damage (including heavy fines). Lessons learnt in the aid/relief sector are readily applicable to contamination incidents when people become stressed and panic. Training, organisation and response equipment are paramount for a successful and safe outcome. The speaker will focus on proven design methodology to assist the responders.

speaker

14.00 - 14.30

Dr Robert Keighley

Identification & quantification of Microplastics found in the deepest living organisms

Contamination of the worlds waters by plastics are of a major concern. This seminar covers how using an FTIR Microscope, the single most powerful tool used for the identification of microplastics, Newcastle University & Shimadzu UK, positively identified various types of plastics within the stomachs of 90 crustaceans taken from Six of the world’s deepest ocean trenches including the Mariana Trench at a staggering 10,890 meter deep.

speaker

14.45 - 15.15

Russell Corbyn

Topsoil…. Asset or Liability

The talk will focus on Topsoil use on construction sites. It will briefly overview what a Topsoil is, the provenance of different topsoil types and how investigation and analysis of topsoil can aid decision making and money saving while delivering a good product for customers. Whether re-using or importing topsoils to the site the talk aims to provide a good broad overview of an often-overlooked subject.