Isaac Edwards

Field Technician

Issac is a skilled field laboratory manager and chemist who routinely collects and analyzes on-site samples for hydrogeologic studies, air sparging, pump-and-treat, and vacuum extraction systems. He has more than 27 years of experience in the sampling and analysis of soil, groundwater, surface water, air, asbestos, hazardous and non-hazardous wastes, and wastewater.  The type of field sampling and analysis he conducts provides near-real-time data that saves time and money by providing information to direct and focus the investigation. Issac also has significant experience in materials sampling techniques, including asbestos and mold surveys. His project experience has also included management of a full-scale environmental laboratory for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which studied pesticides and herbicides in the bayous and tributaries of the Mississippi Delta area; he has also analyzed soil from ammunition dumps for the U.S. Army and evaluated stormwater run-off for the City of Jackson and other industrial and municipal sites. His capabilities and competencies include the use of instruments such as gas chromatograph, atomic absorption, infrared spectrophotometer, calorimeter, pH meter, dissolved oxygen meter, photo-ionization detector, and flame ionization detector. He also has significant experience in real-time polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) assessment and remedial effectiveness testing using portable field equipment and immune-assay analytical techniques.