Fate and Transport
Intrinsik has worked on over 80 environmental impact assessments for provincial, state and federal applications for industrial projects including hydro, coal and natural gas power generation. These assessments required complex fate and transport models to predict multi-media concentrations in air, soil, sediment, surface water, drinking water, vegetation, fish and game meat. These models also have been used for ecological risk assessments to predict exposures to wildlife in terrestrial (soil, plants, invertebrates, small mammals) and aquatic (sediment, aquatic plants, benthic invertebrates, forage and piscivorous fish) environments.
We have developed these models for organic and inorganic compounds including volatile organic compounds, metals, petroleum hydrocarbons, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, PCBs, dioxins and furans. Our fate and transport models incorporate multiple pathways of exposure, including measured environmental media concentrations, and present information in a clear and transparent manner to increase understanding of risk.