At the Intersection of Geology,
Chemistry and Mathematics
William W. Gould, Ph.D., P.G.
Geochemical & Hydrogeological
In case of a novel
situation, WWGeosciences can give insights based on 6 years of
research and 15 years of consulting experience. Aquifer testing, groundwater
flow, groundwater contamination, soil contamination, contaminant migration from
soil to groundwater, and risk assessment are among the areas where WWGeosciences
WWGeosciences is available for major
projects, and also is available on a retainer basis for rapid answers to
- Performed integrated evaluation
of groundwater geochemistry, brine geochemistry, and site-specific stratigraphy
to distinguish sources of inorganic constituents.
- Developed spreadsheet to compute
vapor intrusion using the Johnson and Ettiger model.
- Modeled distribution of chemical
species in aqueous solutions.
- Determined interactive effects
of solution composition, pressure, temperature, and flow rates on
water-rock reactions in the geothermal environment and geochemical
constraints on ore deposition.
- Experimentally simulated the
water-rock interactions in a geothermal system.
- Located saline groundwater contamination
using geophysical techniques.
- Performed feasibility studies
for bioremediation of petroleum-contaminated soils.
- Performed site investigations,
evaluated laboratory results, and used analytic and numerical modeling
techniques to evaluate whether a site is clean or adequately remediated to
satisfy criteria for release under state brownfields programs such as Ohio
VAP and Pennsylvania Act 2.
- Assessed exposure and risk and
drafted documents for response to RCRA; Comprehensive Environmental Response,
Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); and state regulatory actions.
WWGeosciences is licensed as a
Professional Geologist in Pennsylvania.
WWGeosciences can fill in at any stage
of a geologic investigation, and can provide a discount from the normal hourly
rates for fieldwork.
- Evaluated and interpreted
geochemical and hydrogeological data to assess groundwater quality and
possible contaminant migration at state-regulated and RCRA waste
- Logged soil and rock borings and
installed groundwater monitoring wells in unconsolidated and consolidated
- Planned and executed
comprehensive soil and groundwater sampling and monitoring programs.
- Developed groundwater cleanup
plans for industrial facilities.
- Prepared and characterized
transition metal-interlayered clays.
- Interpreted paragenetic
relationships of minerals by optical microscopy.
- Characterized single-phase and
multiphase earth materials by x-ray diffraction.
- Characterized fine particles by
scanning electron microscopy.
William W. Gould at 412-389-2859
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