RemTEC Summit


Emma Romi

Staff Geologist
Burns & McDonnell

Emma Romi is a Staff Geologist with Burns & McDonnell with six years of experience in the remediation industry. She provides support on site characterization, remediation design, and overall project management on multiple projects with a focus on petroleum hydrocarbon remediation. Emma has spent a large portion of her career acting as field site manager for multiple ISS remediation sites and has experience developing and leading site investigation efforts to inform comprehensive conceptual site models. She earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from Missouri State University.

Using Groundwater Modeling and Evaluations of Groundwater Flux to Justify In-Situ Stabilization Performance Criteria

This presentation focuses on the use of groundwater modeling to inform the development of in-situ solidification/stabilization (ISS) performance criteria. Treatability studies are often performed during the planning phases of the ISS remediation project and results are used to develop initial performance criteria on the site. While these treatability studies provide an analog of site conditions, performance criteria metrics achieved from them can differ from what is measured from samples collected during pilot study or full-scale ISS remediation. This presentation provides an overview of an evaluation that was recently performed for an ISS project to confirm that hydraulic conductivities achieved during a pilot study evaluation, while greater than treatability study K values, did not significantly reduce to effectiveness of the remedy.