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Dave Major
Dave Major

Managing Director

Dr. David Major, Ph.D., BCES, is the Managing Director of Savron, a division of Geosyntec Consultants, Inc, and Associate Editor of Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation. He has helped develop and commercialize remediation technologies such as zero-valent iron (ZVI) permeable reactive barriers, molecular biomarkers, bioaugmentation cultures, and currently Savron’s smouldering-based combustion technology (STAR). Dr. Major has served on various national scientific advisory boards including the U.S. EPA Expert Panel on DNAPL Remediation (The DNAPL Remediation Challenge: Is There a Case for Source Depletion), and the U.S. National Research Council Committee on Geological and Geotechnical Engineering in the New Millennium. He has co-developed and taught ITRC course on monitored natural attenuation, accelerated bioremediation, and bioremediation of DNAPLs. He has received several awards including: University of Waterloo Faculty of Science Alumni of Honour Award (2007) in recognition of his professional accomplishments; Space Hall of Fame® (2007) for helping NASA commercialize “Products from Space Benefiting Planet Earth”; ASTM C.A. Hogentogler Award (2015) and ICE Telford Premium (2016) awards for papers on ground improvement technology. He can be reached at Savron, 130 Stone Road West, Guelph, Ontario, N1G3Z2, (519) 515-0860, and by email at



Closing the PFAS Mass Balance for Smoldering


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