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Contaminant Specialist

EEC Environmental Welcomes Project Geologist and Emerging Contaminant Specialist

Project Geologist and Emerging Contaminant Specialis

EEC is excited to announce the addition of Project Geologist and Emerging Contaminant Specialist Keith Foster to our west coast team. Keith brings nearly a decade of environmental consulting and water treatment experience to EEC.  Prior to joining EEC, Keith worked for Emerging Compounds Treatment Technologies (ECT2) as a Sales & Applications Engineer, focused on supporting the commercialization of water and vapor treatment technologies to remove emerging contaminants such as 1,4-Dioxane, Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and traditional and specialty volatile organic compounds (VOCs). 

In this role, Keith provided up front process engineering evaluations and designs, constructed and commissioned pilot and full-scale treatment systems, and routinely reviewed performance data and made process recommendations. This role also included modelling the capacity of various medias as a function of influent water characteristics and effluent quality parameters/client objectives. While focusing on this specialist field, Keith has developed relationships with many leading institutions and experts in emerging contaminants.

Keith’s project work in emerging contaminants has included everything from research and development trials to hydrogeological evaluations throughout the United States, Germany, Sweden, and Australia.  As part of the ECT2 team, Keith helped with the design and deployment of PFAS remediation systems utilizing proprietary regenerable Ion Exchange Resin processes to remediate PFAS-impacted waters (surface and groundwater) at several sites throughout Australia.  Prior to working with ECT2, Keith managed a full range of core environmental environment projects including Phase I ESAs, site investigations, installation of soil borings and monitoring wells, underground storage tank (UST) removal and closure, and groundwater and soil gas sampling and surveying. Keith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from the University of California, Berkeley. Keith’s foundation in Geology coupled with his focus on unique constituent and engineering solutions brings an unmatched level of technical expertise to EEC’s growing focus on PFAS assessment and remediation.  

Keith is a member of the ITRC PFAS and 1,4-Dioxane teams and recently joined colleagues to author a peer reviewed article titled “1,4-Dioxane: Emerging Technologies for An Emerging Contaminant” that was published in Remediation in 2019.

If you have any questions regarding the investigation, evaluation, or remediation of PFAS compounds or any of the other emerging contaminants, we welcome you to contact Keith and discuss your particular project needs.