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BOOKS

Clearwater Group Principal Geologist James A. Jacobs served as project manager, designer, co-editor and co-author of the following technical books.  Books and articles reflect a focus on exposure pathway analysis, sensitive receptors, contaminants in the environment, and the assessment and remediation of volatile toxins.  The research focuses on the past work and writing over two decades and relates to evaluating potentially toxic vapors migrating through sewer/plumbing systems into indoor air.  Many of the volatile contaminants (hydrocarbons and solvents) in the research project are the same ones that were described in the books and articles (petroleum hydrocarbons: crude oil, gasoline, methane, BTEX, MTBE, and chlorinated solvents: PCE, TCE, and DCA).

Oil Spills and Gas Leaks: Environmental Response, Prevention and Cost Recovery (McGraw-Hill) by Stephen M. Testa and James A. Jacobs; 578 pages,  (Mar 10, 2014)


Oil Spills and Gas Leaks highlights the complex nature of assessment, exposure pathway analysis, sensitive receptor evaluation related to oil spills and gas leaks.  The sampling methods and remediation of petroleum hydrocarbons are described, as well as the oil spill and gas leak behavior, and environmental impact mitigation. The book discusses engineering techniques; long-term biological and environmental effects; litigation and cost recovery, and legislation in overlapping jurisdictions.



Acid Mine Drainage, Rock Drainage, and Acid Sulfate Soils: Causes, Assessment, Prediction, Prevention, and Remediation (Wiley) by James A. Jacobs, Jay H. Lehr and Stephen M. Testa; 520 pages,  (Apr 28, 2014)  ​


Featuring contributions from a variety of authors, this book explores the biogeochemistry of acid mine drainage, rock drainage, and acid sulfate soils. It describes how to predict, prevent, and remediate the environmental impact of acid drainage and the oxidation of sulfides, offering sampling and analytical methods.  Jacobs co-authored 18 of the 36 chapters.



Chromium(VI) Handbook (CRC Press) by Jacques Guertin, James A. Jacobs and Cynthia P. Avakian; 800 pages,  (Dec 28, 2004)


The broad scope of this book fills the need for a comprehensive resource on chromium(VI), also called “hexavalent chromium.” 


Compiles the information on hexavalent chromium into one comprehensive source. Features chapters on chromium sources, geology and geochemistry, toxicity, treatment, remediation, legal issues, and recommendations.

Editorial Reviews: Brought to the public's attention in the film Erin Brokovich, hexavalent chromium is a larger problem than it was once thought to be. The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition estimates that the 315 million computers expected to become obsolete by the year 2004 would contain among other hazardous wastes, 1.2 million pounds of hexavalent chromium. The high stakes involved in hexavalent chromium-related litigation has increased the demand for authoritative information comprehensively presented in a logical, concise format.


Put together by a team of scientists, engineers, regulators, and lawyers, Chromium(VI) Handbook consolidates the latest literature on this topic.The broad scope of this book fills the need for a comprehensive resource on hexavalent chromium, improving understanding of this contaminant at a time when the extent and degree of the problem is still being assessed. It addresses naturally occurring and anthropogenic sources, geology and geochemistry, toxicity, treatment, regulatory issues and legal cases, and recommendations. Providing a detailed understanding of the geochemistry controlling the types and distribution of chromium and chromium ions in soils and groundwater, it will aid managers of remedial investigations in scientifically based site assessments. The well-organized and succinct presentation makes it a definitive resource for industrial hygiene/occupational health professionals. Comprehensive regarding teh topic of hexavalent chromium, the Chromium(VI) Handbook provides essential information for investigating and remediating the incidence of chromium contamination.



MTBE: Effects on Soil and Groundwater Resources (CRC Press) by James A. Jacobs, Jacques Guertin, and Christy Herron; 264 pages,  (Sep 28, 2001)

As one of the first books written about MTBE, the volume was written by a team of scientists, engineers, and toxicologists.  MTBE: Effects on Soil and Ground-Water Resources provides a historic view of MTBE from 2001.  The book examines MTBE as a technical solution designed to reduce air emission from vehicles  and focuses on the health effects of MTBE caused by drinking contaminated surface or ground water.  The book includes coverage of dermal sorption by bathing or washing in MTBE contaminated water.  The book addresses the areas of mapping, selected concepts for remediation of soil and ground water, and environmental risk assessment.  Information from the book includes early coverage of the assessment and potential remediation strategies of methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE).  In addition to a history and overview of fuel oxygenates and MTBE, the book contains information on the physical and chemical properties of MTBE, the toxicity and health effects of the compound and breakdown products, taste and odor thresholds, transport and fate in the environment, detection and treatment in soil and groundwater, and environmental policy of MTBE in 2001.

PUBLICATIONS: ABSTRACTS, ARTICLES, CHAPTERS, JOURNALS AND GENERAL PUBLICATIONS 

Baker, S. and Jacobs, J., The Government's New Environmental Role, Sacramento Business Journal, March 17, 1997 

Goldberg, L., and Jacobs, J., 2000, Brownfields, Standard Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Technology, J. Lehr, ed., McGraw Hill, New York, NY; p. 16.21 -16.32. 

Hartman, B., and Jacobs, J., 2000, Soil Vapor Principles, Standard Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Technology, J. Lehr, ed., McGraw Hill, New York, NY; p. 11.87 -11.95. 

Hartman, B., and Jacobs, J., 2000, Applications and Interpretation of Soil Vapor Data to Volatile Organic Compound Contamination, Standard Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Technology, J. Lehr, ed., McGraw Hill, New York, NY; p. 11.96 – 11.112. 

Jacobs, J.A., and Testa, S.M., 2014, Comprehensive Rethinking of Wastes from Mine Sites into Resources, Abstract, AEHS Proceedings March 17-20, 2014, San Diego, California.

Jacobs, J.A., 2014, Recent Trends and Prevention for a Significant Occupational Hazard for Scientists and Engineers and Other Field Workers: Coccidioidomycosis: (Valley Fever); Abstract, AEHS Proceedings March 17-20, 2014, San Diego, California.

Jacobs, J.A., and Testa, S.M., 2013, The Geologist’s Role in Comprehensive Rethinking of Wastes from Mine Sites into Resources; Abstracts, Proceedings October 24-25, 2013, American Institute of Professional Geologists Annual Meeting, Broomfield, Colorado.

Jacobs, J.A., 2013, Recent Trends and Prevention for a Significant Occupational Hazard for Scientists and Engineers and Other Field Workers:  Coccidioidomycosis:  (Valley Fever); Abstract, Proceedings October 24-25, 2013, American Institute of Professional Geologists Annual Meeting, Broomfield, Colorado.

Jacobs, J.A., and Testa, S.M., 2011, Two Metals Treatments for Soil, Sludges and Water using Green Remediation Criteria, Abstract, Proceedings September 10-14, 2011, American Institute of Professional Geologists Annual Meeting, Bloomfield, Illinois.

Jacobs, J.A., Archibald, J., and Drury, D., 2011, Sustainable Water Treatment Practices for Blue Green Algae Blooms to Restore Lakes and Reservoirs, Abstract, Proceedings September 10-14, 2011, American Institute of Professional Geologists Annual Meeting, Bloomfield, Illinois.

Jacobs, J., Adini, A., and Rau, D. 2010, Revisiting a Closed Site: Expedited Treatability Testing and High Pressure Injection of Activated Sodium Persulfate to Move Site toward Closure, Again, Association for Environmental Health and Sciences, Abstract, AEHS Proceedings March 15-18, 2010, San Diego, California

Jacobs, J., and Testa, S., 2010, Comparison of Two Metals Treatment Technologies in Soil, Sludges and Water: 1990-2010, Association for Environmental Health and Sciences, Abstract, AEHS Proceedings March 15-18, 2010, San Diego, California

Jacobs, J., and Elam, J., 2010, Improving Water Quality by Reducing Pharmaceutical and Residential Wastes, Managing Resources and Preventing Contamination, Association for Environmental Health and Sciences, Abstract, AEHS Proceedings March 15-18, 2010, San Diego, California

Jacobs, J., and Testa, S., 2010, Postulated Dissolved Oxygen Demand for Aerobic Marine
Degradation of Crude Oil from the BP Oil Spill of 2010, Abstract, Proceedings September 11-15, 2010, American Institute of Professional Geologists Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida

Jacobs, J., and Elam, J., 2009, A Model of Environmental Sustainability for Managing Resources, Minimizing Wastes and Reducing Groundwater Contamination at a California Community Services District, National AIPG Meeting Proceedings; October 3-7, 2009, Grand Junction, Colorado

Jacobs, J. A. and Guertin, J., 2009, Overview of Cleanup Design Options and Treatability Testing for In Situ Remediation of Soil and Groundwater, The Professional Geologist, American Institute of Professional Geologists, July/August, V. 46, No. 4, p. 43-50. 

Jacobs, J., 2009, Free Product Removal of Diesel-Range Hydrocarbons Using a 3 Step Flushing, Extraction and Infusion Process, Association for Environmental Health and Sciences, Abstract, AEHS Proceedings March 9-12, 2009, San Diego, California

Jacobs, J., and Brewer, R., 2009, Cleanup Planning and Design using Remediation Management Zones: Ozone with Enhanced Bioremediation Case Study, Association for Environmental Health and Sciences, Abstract, AEHS Proceedings March 9-12, 2009, San Diego, California

Jacobs, J., Nelson, L., Begley, J., 2008, Innovative Free Product Removal Advances in Enhanced Flushing Processes for NAPL Recovery, Association for Environmental Health and Sciences, Abstract, AEHS Proceedings March 10-13, 2008, San Diego, California

Jacobs, J., 2008, In-Situ Chemical Oxidation including Ozone/Perozone in the Netherlands Over 5 Years: Review of the SKB Report, Association for Environmental Health and Sciences, Abstract, AEHS Proceedings March 10-13, 2008, San Diego, California

Jacobs, J., and Brewer, R., 2008, An Integrated Simultaneous Approach to Groundwater Remediation using Environmental Hazard Evaluation and Remediation Management Zone Maps, American Institute of Professional Geologists, National AIPG Meeting Proceedings,  September 20-24, 2008, Flagstaff, Arizona

Jacobs, J., Nelson, L., and Begley, J., 2008, Two Rapid Enhanced Flushing NAPL Recovery Methods, Battelle Conference, Abstract, Battelle Chlorinated Solvent Meeting Proceedings, May 19-22, 2008, Monterey, California

Jacobs, J., Begley, J., and Murphy, N., 2008, Significant Improvement of In-Situ Gas Mass Transfer Performance for Groundwater Remediation Projects, Battelle Conference, Abstract, Battelle Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds Meeting Proceedings, May 19-22, 2008, Monterey, California

Jacobs, J.A. and McEdwards, D., 2007, Passive In-Situ Oxygen and Nutrient Injection Project in Santa Rosa, California, Association for Environmental Health and Sciences, Abstract, AEHS Proceedings March 19-22, 2007, San Diego, California

Jacobs, J.A. and McEdwards, D., 2007, Gas Infusion Subsurface Recirculation Systems for
Enhanced Bioremediation and Abiotic Geochemical Fixation, Association for Environmental Health and Sciences, Abstract, AEHS Proceedings March 19-22, 2007, San Diego, California

Jacobs, J., Nelson, L., and Begley, J., 2007, Rapid NAPL Recovery Using Two Different Enhanced Flushing Processes, National AIPG Meeting Proceedings; October 7-11, 2007, Traverse City, Michigan

Jacobs, J., 2006, Viscous Waste Oil Remediation Using High Vapor Extraction with Biosolvent Flushing, National Ground Water Association, Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water Meeting Proceedings; November 6-8, 2006, Houston, Texas

Jacobs, J., and McEdwards, D., 2006, A Case Study of Indirect Geochemical Indicators, National Ground Water Association, Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water Meeting Proceedings; November 6-8, 2006, Houston, Texas

Jacobs, J., and Ryder-Smith, M., 2006, Biosolvent Flushing and High Vacuum Extraction of Heavy Waste Oil, Battelle Conference, Abstract, Battelle Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds Meeting Proceedings, May 21-26, 2006, Monterey, California

Jacobs, J., and Ryder-Smith, M., 2006, Hotspot Well Treatment of Petroleum Hydrocarbons for Site Closure, Battelle Conference, Abstract, Battelle Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds Meeting Proceedings, May 21-26, 2006, Monterey, California

Jacobs, J., and McEdwards, D., 2006, Update: Passive In-Situ Oxygen and Nutrient Injection Project in Santa Rosa, California, Battelle Conference, Abstract, Battelle Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds Meeting Proceedings, May 21-26, 2006, Monterey, California

Jacobs, J., and McEdwards, D., 2004, Chemical Indicators for In-Situ Bioremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons, National Ground Water Association, Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water Meeting Proceedings; December 13-17, 2004, San Francisco, California

Jacobs, J., 2003, Chemical Oxidation and Enhanced Natural Attenuation for Oil Field Remediation, Pacific Section American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Pac Section AAPG Annual Meeting Proceedings, May 19-24, 2003, Long Beach, California

Jacobs, J., and Testa, S.M., 2003, Design Considerations for In-Situ Chemical Oxidation Using High Pressure Jetting Technology, AEHS Soil, Sediment and Water, March/April p. 51-60. 

Jacobs, J., 2002, Overcoming Limitations of In-Situ Remediation using Chemical Oxidizers and Bio-Amendments for Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Chlorinated Solvents, Association of Engineering Geologists and American Institute of Professional Geologists Annual Meeting, Reno, Nevada, abstracts, p. 53. 

Jacobs, J., and Parker, T., 2002, Low Concentrations of Organic Contaminants in the Hydrologic System, Abstracts and presentation, 11th Annual Groundwater Resources Association Meeting and Conference, Long Beach, California, September 18-19, 2002. 

Jacobs, J., 2001 Optimization of Existing Soil Vapor Extraction and Pump and Treat Systems using In-Situ Hydraulic Fracturing, Groundwater Resources Association of California, 10th Annual Meeting and 23rd Biennial Groundwater Conference, Sacramento, California, October 30, Abstracts, p. 65. 

Jacobs, J., 2001, In-Situ Delivery Methods for Remediation of Hexavalent Chromium in Soil and Groundwater, National Joint Meeting of the Association of Engineering Geologists and American Institute of Professional Geologists, St. Louis, October 5, St. Louis, Missouri, Abstracts, p. 62. 

Jacobs, J., 2001, Insights into Remediation of Recalcitrant Compounds using In-Situ Liquid Delivery Systems for Chemical Oxidation, Bioremediation, and Metals Stabilization, Groundwater Resources Association of California, 2nd Symposium in the Series on Groundwater Contaminants: Characterization & Remediation of Emerging and Recalcitrant Contaminants, June 14-15, 2001, Proceedings, 12 p. 

Jacobs, J., Kram, M., and Lieberman, S., 2000, Direct Push Technology Sampling, Standard Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Technology, J. Lehr, ed., McGraw Hill, New York, NY; p. 11.151 – 11.163. 

Jacobs, J., and Phillips, J., 2000, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Environmental Projects, Standard Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Technology, J. Lehr, ed., McGraw Hill, New York, NY; p. 11.1 – 11.15. 

Jacobs, J., 2000, Monitoring Well Construction and Sampling Techniques, Standard Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Technology, J. Lehr, ed., McGraw Hill, New York, NY; p. 11.46 – 11.68. 

Jacobs, J., 2000, Passive In-situ Remediation Systems, Standard Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Technology, J. Lehr, ed., McGraw Hill, New York, NY; p. 14.12 – 14.25. 

Jacobs, J., 2000, Applications of Jetting Technology for In-situ Remediation, Association of Engineering Geologists – Groundwater Resources Association 2000 Annual Meeting, San Jose, Abstracts, p. 92. 

Jacobs, J., 2000, In-Situ Remediation of Hot Spots using Jetting Technology; 52nd Annual National Ground Water Association Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Program, Abstracts, p. 24. 

Jacobs, J., Ruslen, D., MacLeod, S., and Taylor, T., 1999, In-Situ High Pressure Remediation Injection Process, Hydrovisions, Fall, 1999, Groundwater Resources Association.

Jacobs, J. and Bertucci, P. ed., 1998, Geology and Hydrogeology of Northern San Francisco Bay Area, Groundwater Resources Association 7th Annual Meeting Field Trip Guidebook, October, 1998. 

Jacobs, J., 1998, Private Land Recycling -A New Approach to Brownfields, Hydrovisions, Spring, 1998, Groundwater Resources Association. 

Jacobs, J., Baker, S. and Stewart, R., 1998, Implications of Nationwide Policy Changes in Environmental Regulations, American Institute of Professional Geologists, January, 1998 p 6.-8. 

Jacobs, J. and von Wedel, R., 1997, Enhanced In Situ Biodegradation Via High Pressure Injection of Oxygenating Agents and Nutrients, American Institute of Professional Geologists, 34th Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, Abstracts, p. 27. 

Jacobs, J., 1996, Passive Oxygen Barrier for Groundwater, Hydrovisions, January/February, 1996, Groundwater Resources Association. 

Jacobs, J., 1996, Spotlight on a new technology: January 1996, American Institute of Professional Geologists; Northern California Section Newsletter, p. 1, January, 1996. 

Jacobs, J., 1995, Vertical and Horizontal Direct Push Technology and In-Situ Remediation Delivery Systems, 1995 Annual Meeting, Groundwater Resources Association, Sacramento, California; October 6, 1995; Abstracts, p. 59.  

Jacobs, J., 1994, Overview of Site Evaluation and In-Situ Remediation Technologies by Direct Penetration Method,, 1994 Annual Meeting, Groundwater Resources Association, Napa, California; September 29, Abstracts.. 

Jacobs, J. and Loo, W., 1994, Direct Push Technology-Site Evaluation and Remediation Technologies without the use of Hollow Stem Auger Rigs, American Institute of Professional Geologists California Section Newsletter, p. 4-6, July, 1994. 

Jacobs, J. and Loo, W., 1994, Direct Push Technology Methods for Site Evaluation and In-Situ Remediation, Hydrovisions, July/August, 1994, Groundwater Resources Association. 

Jacobs, J. and Loo, W., 1994, DPT Technology Opens New Remediation Avenues, ECON Magazine, p. 36-37, December. 

Jacobs, J., 1992, Environmental Assessments of Oil and Gas Fields, American Association of Petroleum Landman 1992 West Coast Symposium, Santa Barbara, Proceedings, 36 p. 

Jacobs, J., Traver, R., and Jacobs, O., 1991, Environmental Investigations and Remediations of Oil and Gas Fields, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, AAPG Bulletin, Abstracts, April; p. 601. 

Jacobs, J., and Davis, P., 1990, Environmental Liability and the Oil and Gas Prospector, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, AAPG Bulletin, Abstracts, June. 

Jacobs, J., 1985, Fluvial Responses to Hydrologic Changes on the Red River in Northeast Texas. In Transactions, pp. 409-414, Austin, Texas: Gulf Coast Association of Geologic Societies, AAPG Bulletin,, October; Abstracts, p. 1424. 

Jacobs, J. 1980, Geomorphology of the Red River from Texarkana to Lake Texoma, in Red River Archaeology Project, ed. K. Gilmore and O. McCormick, pp. 70-90. Denton, Texas: Institute of Applied Sciences. 

Jacobs, J., 1981, Depositional and Quaternary History of the Red River in Northeast Texas, M.A. Thesis, University of Texas at Austin, 1981. 

Kram, M., Lieberman, S., and Jacobs, J., 2000, Direct Sensing Technologies, Standard Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Technology, J. Lehr, ed., McGraw Hill, New York, NY; p. 11.124 – 11.150. 

Nikas, J., and Jacobs, J., 1990, Observations Made in the Marina District of San Francisco After the Northern California Earthquake of 1989, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, AAPG Bulletin, Abstracts, June. 

Phillips, J.K. and Jacobs, J., 2000, The Impact of Global Positioning Systems on Groundwater Resources, Hydrovisions, Fall, 2000, Groundwater Resources Association, Vol. 9, No. 3. 

Popkin, B., and Jacobs, J., 2007, When Inaction or Limited Action is the Best Action for Hazwaste Site Cleanups- MONA, Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers, National ACHMM Meeting Proceedings; August 12-15, 2007, Arlington, Virginia

Testa, S., and Jacobs, J., 2001, Oil Spills and Leaks, Handbook of Hazardous Waste Remediation, J. Lehr, ed., John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY; Chpt. 9, p. 9.1-9.85. 

Testa, S., and Jacobs, J., 2001, The Remediation of Hazardous Wastes from Oil Well Drilling, Handbook of Hazardous Waste Remediation, J. Lehr, ed., John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY; Chpt. 8, p. 8.1-8.56. 

Testa, S., and Jacobs, J., 2000, Geological Principles, Standard Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Technology, J. Lehr, ed., McGraw Hill, New York, NY, Chapter 3; p. 3.1 – 3.30. 

von Wedel, R., and Jacobs, J., 2000, Overview of Aerobic Bioremediation and Future Development Potential, Association of Engineering Geologists – Groundwater Resources Association 2000 Annual Meeting, San Jose, abstracts, p. 118. 

(Co-authored 41 articles included in the 2005 John Wiley Water Encyclopedia of Water, ed. J. Lehr, 5 volumes, John Wiley and Sons, New York, NY)  Topics included construction erosion control, in-situ remediation, metals treatments, microbial growth and numerous other environmental science topics.  Currently working on Acid Mine Drainage:  Assessment, Prediction, Prevention and Remediation (John Wiley & Sons).

More Information

Additional information can be obtained by calling James A. Jacobs at 510-590-1098 or email to jjacobs@clearwatergroup.com.