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To accompany demonstration projects and guidance documents, EPA also provides training for EPA staff and environmental professionals in general. Examples of this training include presentations and short-courses at training conferences (such as the National Association of Remedial Project Managers Annual Meeting) and conducting internet seminars that are open to the public. Topics range from managing pump and treat systems to analyzing plume capture. More detailed information on EPA's optimization training efforts, including upcoming events, can be found on this website.
EPA's optimization-related training includes the following efforts. Where appropriate, training materials are available for download.
This internet seminar describes the Remediation System Evaluation (RSE) process, describes EPA's nationwide effort to optimize its Fund-lead P&T systems, and shares initial lessons learned from that effort. The internet seminar has been delivered three times to the public and an archived version is available.
This internet seminar introduces transport optimization for groundwater pump-and-treat systems, the results of a recent ESTCP transport optimization demonstration project, the optimization formulation process for groundwater pump-and-treat systems, and recommendations on practical aspects of implementing the technology. The internet seminar has been delivered once to the public and an archived version is available.
Capture Zone Analysis for Pump and Treat Systems
This training course on groundwater plume capture has been delivered in various forms to the National Association of Remedial Project Managers and other audiences.
This training course introduces four EPA fact sheets that discuss optimal design, operation, maintenance, and monitoring of pump and treat systems. It was delivered to the National Association of Remedial Project Managers on May 26, 2004. The complete fact sheets can be found under the Guidance section of this website.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California EPA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Navy sponsored the first seminar on Long-Term Monitoring Optimization (LTMO) for Groundwater seminar in March 2005. This seminar provided state and federal regulators with information about new quantitative methods of LTMO for groundwater to assist them in making appropriate decisions regarding the optimal location and frequency of groundwater monitoring and the approval of changes to groundwater monitoring networks. The seminar also included hands-on training in the use of three of these methods: the Monitoring and Remediation Optimization System (MAROS), the Geostatistical Temporal-Spatial (GTS) Algorithm, and the three-tiered Monitoring Network Optimization (MNO) approach.
Long-Term Monitoring Optimization Methods and Software
This workshop provides an overview of the following field-tested methods/software for optimizing existing site-specific long-term groundwater monitoring programs that are tracking contaminant migration. It was was delivered at the Accelerating Site Close Out, Improving Performance, and Reducing Costs through Optimization conference on June 16, 2004.
- Presentation Slides Part 1 (2.7MB/42pp/PDF)
- Presentation Slides Part 2 (1.8MB/36pp/PDF)
- Presentation Slides Part 3 (1.8MB/42pp/PDF)
Long-Term Monitoring Optimization (LTMO) Workshop for NARPM
This abbreviated version of the LTMO Seminar was presented to the National Association of Remedial Project Managers (NARPM) at its May 2005 meeting in Phoenix, AZ. The workshop provided U.S. Environmental Protection Agency RPMs with information about new LTMO approaches that can assist them in overseeing groundwater monitoring at Fund-lead and PRP-lead sites, the benefits of the various methods, and the pitfalls to be avoided.
- Introduction (84K/16pp/PDF) by Ellen Rubin, U.S. EPA
- 7 Steps to LTMO (1.5MB/48pp/PDF) by Dave Becker, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Overview of Available LTMO Methods (1MB/45pp/PDF) by Kirk Cameron, MacStat Consulting, Ltd.
- What You Need to Know as a Reviewer of LTMO Evaluation (73K/16pp/PDF) by Dave Becker, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Case Studies / Example Applications (2.2MB/41pp/PDF) by Kirk Cameron, MacStat Consulting, Ltd.
A Workshop on Applying Optimization Algorithms and Contaminant Transport Models to Reduce Costs and Speed Remediation at Pump and Treat Sites
This workshop provides an overview of the process of using optimization algorithms in conjunction with ground water flow and transport models (�simulation optimization�) to help identify the optimal combinations of well locations and extraction/injection rates to accomplish ground water remediation with the least cost or in the least time subject to site-specific constraints. It was was delivered at the Accelerating Site Close Out, Improving Performance, and Reducing Costs through Optimization conference on June 15, 2004.
Upcoming Remediation Optimization Courses and Conferences and Archived Online Events
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