Principal - Contaminated Sites Assessment & Remediation
Mr. Tyler has served as a remediation engineer and project manager for the past 28 years. His focus has been assisting clients faced with challenging contaminated sites to find effective and sustainable solutions. He has worked with a diverse range of clients inclusive of the Department of Defense, industrial, and commercial sectors and on sites ranging from current/former military bases, landfills, dry cleaning facilities, manufacturing facilities, fueling stations, airports, and more. Mr. Tyler has a depth and breadth of expertise in characterizing and remediating contaminants such as but not limited to, emerging contaminants (PFAS; 1,4-dioxane; perchlorate), chlorinated solvents, hexavalent chromium/metals; fuel/jet fuel, munitions and explosives of concern (MEC), and sites with radiological concerns. He specializes in the in situ remediation of contaminants with expertise with high-resolution site characterization, bench/pilot testing, and treatment using chemical oxidation, bioaugmentation/enhanced bioremediation, physical approaches to remediation (e.g., thermal), and more. Mr. Tyler received a patent for an in situ bioremediation process to address large dilute contaminated plumes (U.S. Patent No. 8,580,114). He has also been providing leadership within the ITRC for more than a decade serving on teams such as PFAS; Perchlorate Remediation; Integrated DNAPL Site Strategy; DNAPL Characterization; Characterization and Remediation of Fractured Rock (current ITRC trainer); and 1,4-Dioxane (current ITRC trainer). In addition, he has received awards as related to multidisciplinary applications for remediation and innovative remediation from such institutions as the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).
Management and Remediation of AFFF-Related Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
There has been a plethora of technologies evaluated in the last few years for use in removing or destroying PFAS in soil, groundwater, and in investigative- and remedial-derived wastes. There has been a corresponding challenge in identifying viable technologies for consideration in remedial alternatives under the CERCLA feasibility process. This presentation focuses on AFFF sites such as firefighting training and aircraft crash sites and presents a tool for use in evaluating remedial technologies for the various impacted media. Bench, field pilot, and full-scale results are additionally presented to support the effectiveness of PFAS remediation technologies.