Jeffrey Popiel graduated from the University of Colorado with a BS in Finance and Accounting in 1992. Jeff’s team develops new equipment as well as improving existing technology for state-of-the-art products used in environmental engineering applications in over 100 countries for 20,000 companies. Jeff shares his leadership talents with many organizations including fundraising for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, an on-line high-school called Provost Academy Colorado, the World Trade Center of Denver for which Geotech was awarded the Strategic Partner of the year award and Certificate of Excellence for Export Achievement in 2011.
Systematically Identifying Preferential Flow Zones for Pump and Treat
Accurately measuring groundwater flow velocity is important, particularly with the increased emphasis on subsurface transport processes at hazardous waste sites. The colloidal borescope provides a direct field measurement of the water velocity in a well. It is possible to relate flow in a well bore to the surrounding porous media. By plotting the trajectory and speed of a colloidal particle relative flow direction can be determined. The equipment for doing this type of characterization will be discussed. Equipment will be demonstrated and available for hands-on viewing.