Discussion Meeting: VOCs and soil - Investigation and remediation

Monday, 18 February 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh campus 

With a new British Standard ‘Taking soil samples for the determination of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) — Specification’ scheduled for publication in 2019, we are hosting an afternoon discussion meeting in collaboration with BSSS on the 18th February, to discuss VOCs in soil in the context of contaminated land investigation and remediation.

This afternoon discussion meeting will explore the investigation and remediation process of VOCs in contaminated soils providing attendees and speakers with the opportunity to discuss this subject in a relaxed environment. 

13:30-13:40 Welcome 
13:40-14:10 Andy Condron, ERS Ltd - Investigation of sites with VOCs
14:10-14:40 Jenny Davies, Concept Life Sciences - Challenges and developments in VOC in soil analysis: lab perspective
14:40-15:10 Coffee break
15:10-15:40 Ivonne Hughes, SEPA - VOCs fate and behaviour removal challenges in the soil profile
15:40-16:00 JP Renaud, ERS Ltd - VOC in soils and groundwater – an overview of remedial approaches and challenges
16:00 QA session
16:30 Close

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Who should attend?

Environmental scientists | Expert practitioners | Remediators | Consultants | Researchers and academics | BSSS members | IES members | Local and regional government officials | NGOs | Professional bodies


IES members Free
BSSS members Free

We welcome non-members to attend. Email rhianna@the-ies.org to express your interest and you will be added to the waiting list for this event. 




Getting there 

This meeting will be held in the JW Craig Committee room (part of the James Watt Centre) at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. The James Watt Centre is located near the main reception indicated on the campus map. University staff at the reception will be able to direct you to the Committee room. There will also be signs indicating the direction from the main reception. View the campus map.

Travel to the University is easiest by Bus (from central Edinburgh) or Car (from Edinburgh or elsewhere). The Bus terminal is located near the main reception (see campus map). Alternatively, there are a number of free visitors car parks around campus. Further guidance on travel to the University can be found here.


The IES aim to provide events, conferences and workshops which are accessible to all. If you anticipate needing any type of assistance to fully participate in this workshop, please email Rhianna Jarvis or call +44 (0)20 7601 1920 to speak to somebody in person.

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