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Victor Inada
Victor Inada

Senior Environmental Analyst

Senior Environmental Analyst at Arcadis. Graduated in Geology from the University of Sao Paulo (USP) with a year of sandwich program at The University of Queensland, Australia. Holds an MBA in Contaminated Sites’ Management also from USP and a Certificate in Business Management. Working experience in geotechnics and in all stages of environmental management of contaminated sites. Victor has several years of field work experience, having coordinated field teams in large scale investigations. Specialized in site characterization with real-time high resolution investigation tools such as MIP, OIP and HPT. Victor has working experience in creation of Conceptual Site Models, with focus on geological and hydrogeological characterization. Victor also holds a Certificate in description of drill core samples from the Brazilian Association of Environmental and Engineering Geology.


Combined HRSC tools to develop a confident LNAPL conceptual site model and an Optimized Remedial Approach in a steel plant in Brazil

This complex steel plant in Brazil, located on a weathered rock aquifer, has several areas impacted by petroleum hydrocarbons. The site has been target of investigations since 2008, where more than 100 monitoring wells had been installed, however, it was not possible to define the LNAPL CSM due to the monitoring wells being a conventional methodology for site characterization providing little information of the real core of the plumes. So, to create a better LCSM, it has been used Smart Characterization approach, to rapidly understanding the aquifer heterogeneity and the contaminant distribution. In total, 5 months of dynamic fieldwork were carried out using tools like - passive soil gas samplers, MiHPT, OIP and high-resolution sampling for soil and groundwater mass quantification. The results were treated in the EVS software for interpretation and visualization of the data in 3D, enabling a remediation work plan focused on the most important BTEX/PAH targets.

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