Webinar:

NAPL Flow Mechanics: Wells vs. Reality

Tuesday 25 Jun 2024 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM AEST

Overview

In this webinar, Jonas will present the crucial understanding of subsurface non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) behaviour, pivotal in sites tainted with organic substances like petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents. Exploring practical implications of multiphase flow mechanics, Jonas will navigate field-scale NAPL distribution, conventional site investigation, high-resolution site characterization, and in-situ remediation. Key topics include the impact of capillary pressure and wettability on NAPL behavior, the influence of water table fluctuations on monitoring well observations and NAPL transmissivity, methods to detect and delineate immobile NAPL mass, and the efficacy of NAPL mass recovery options in reducing downgradient mass fluxes. Additionally, Jonas will discuss how adaptive site investigation strategies and targeted injection of remedial amendments can address common challenges faced by practitioners in this domain.

Who should attend?

The webinar is of interest to regulators, industry professionals, developers, consultants, geologists, researchers, and academics to scale up their knowledge by listening to the latest on the crucial understanding of subsurface non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) behaviour.

Why attend?

Understanding subsurface non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) behaviour is paramount in sites contaminated with organic substances such as petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents. In this webinar, Jonas will explore practical implications of multiphase flow mechanics in field-scale NAPL distribution, conventional site investigation, high-resolution site characterisation, and in-situ remediation. Jonas will discuss topics like the importance of capillary pressure and wettability on NAPL behaviour, the influence of water table fluctuations on monitoring well observations and NAPL transmissivity, the existing options to detect and delineate immobile NAPL mass, and how NAPL mass recovery options may (or may not) reduce downgradient mass fluxes. We will also see how some typical challenges encountered by practitioners may be addressed by using adaptive site investigation strategies and targeted injection of remedial amendments.

MEET YOUR PRESENTER

Jonas Garcia-Rincon
Legion Drilling

Jonas Garcia-Rincon, an expert in subsurface exploration, serves as the Direct Sensing Manager at Legion Drilling, spearheading their cutting-edge MiHPT, LIF-UVOST, and CPT systems. With a distinguished background, Jonas earned his PhD degree at CSIRO, who worked into high-resolution NAPL characterization and multiphase flow modeling, a research venture generously supported by crcCARE. Notably, Jonas has recently unveiled a groundbreaking book in collaboration with Springer-Nature, drawing from the insights of over 50 international luminaries in the fields of contaminated site assessment and in-situ remediation. Join us to the wealth of knowledge that Jonas brings to the table in navigating the intricacies of subsurface NAPL behavior.

Cost

$50 AUD (Ex GST)

10% discount for employees of crcCARE Participant organisations

To obtain a discount code for this workshop please contact Ramkrishna Nirola

(ramkrishna.nirola@crccare.com or on 0499 995 772)

*Please check with your certification scheme re CPD points

Refund Policy

Attendees can request a refund up to 7 days before the event start date.