Differentiating Aged Petroleum Hydrocarbons from Modern Phytogenic Hydrocarbons in High Organic Content Soils Using Biomarkers
Oil Profiling of a Diesel Spill at Sea: Semi-Volatile Organics and Trace Metals Analysis
Stable Isotope Diagnostics of Chlorinated Solvents in Contaminated Aquifers
Forensic Application of Environmental Isotopes in Chlorinated Solvent Investigations
Forensic Visualization of the Transport and Accumulation of Anthracene in
Kandelia Candel (L.) Druce Leaves
Position Specific Isotope Analysis: The Ultimate Tool in Environmental Forensics?
Application of CDOM Fluorescence to Indicate Physical Dynamics on the Ocean Surface
Chemical Oxidative Degradation of MTBE in Groundwater by Waste Steel Scrap
Dendroecological Methods for Dating Petroleum Releases to Soil and Groundwater: The Use of Elemental Markers
Environmental Forensics and Environmental Law in French and European Perspectives: A Two Ways Approach
Scientist as Historian or Historian as Scientist: Developing Useful History for Litigation of Groundwater Contamination by TCE
Gasoline Leakage Forensics Using Compound-Specific Hydrogen Isotope Analysis - A Case Study
Sulphur and Boron Isotope Variations to Track Air Pollutant Deposition in the Castle River of Southern Alberta, Canada
The Use and Misuse of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Data for Assessing Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals
Principal Components Analysis of Environmental Chemical Data: Experience and Application
Use of Statistical Tools to Improve Confidence in Analytical Conclusions
Age Dating the Release of PCE, TCE and TCA Using Stabilizers and Feedstock Impurities as Indicators
About this book
This publication includes peer-reviewed manuscripts from the 2009 International Network of Environmental Forensics (INEF) held in Calgary, Canada on August 31 through September 1, 2009. INEF is an organization founded by environmental forensic scientists for the express purpose of sharing and disseminating environmental forensic information to the international scientific community. Environmental forensic information presented at the Calgary conference included topics on contaminant age dating, chemical biomarkers, environmental statistics, the interpretation of forensic data, emerging analytical techniques used in forensic investigations, legal sampling and strategies, petroleum hydrocarbon fingerprinting and diagnostic markers used to age date chlorinated solvents. All of these topics were presented in the context of using these techniques to ultimately identify the origin and age of contaminants released into the environment. This professionally edited book is the first of a series of conference publications chronicling the current state of the art in environmental forensics. The intent of this publication and subsequent INEF conference volumes is to compile a library of state of the art scientific articles dealing with environmental forensic topics.
Robert Morrison has a B.S. in Geology, a M.S. in Environmental Studies, a M.S. in Environmental Engineering and a Ph.D. in Soil Physics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has worked for 38 years as an environmental consultant on projects related to soil and groundwater contamination, including site investigations and remediation. His current specialization is in the forensic review and interpretation of scientific data for the purpose of identifying the source and age of a contaminant release. Gwen O'Sullivan is currently an environmental chemist with Trium Environmental Solutions Inc. (TRIUM). In this role she is responsible for project management, business development, litigation support, and independent scientific investigation. She has B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from University of Limerick in 1999, and a Ph.D from the Environmental Engineering Research Center within the department of Engineering at Queen's University of Belfast in 2004. She has worked on numerous projects and designed and managed environmental forensics investigations involving compounds of major concern.