David Kvick, M.Sc.
David Kvick, M.Sc. has obtained extensive research experience, having worked as a research engineer at the department of Water and Environmental Studies at University of Linkoping, Sweden. Mr. Kvick performed several long-term fermentation experiments, where the objective was to optimize the production of methane from nitrogen rich substrates. David’s duties at the department also included assisting postgraduate students with various types of chemical analysis. This enabled him to obtain experience with a wide range of instruments and analyzing techniques used at an environmental research lab. Mr. Kvick’s master’s thesis focused on the effects and biodegradation of Nonyl Phenols in forest soil.
Mr. Kvick’s main focus at SHA has been environmental impact assessments, but his role also include landfill gas migration investigations and engineering support, including data analysis and surveying. The water quality investigations have involved supervising monitoring well installations, water sampling, and water quality assessments. Mr. Kvick has completed a number of site investigations in which the objective has been to determine the extent and severity of landfill leachate impact on the receiving environment. The data analysis work includes conducting waste generation projections for several regions in the province and producing waste composition profiles for a number of waste disposal facilities in BC.