James A. Jacobs, P.G., C.H.G.

email: jjacobs@clearwatergroup.com

cell: 510-590-1098

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RESOURCE Geologist / Environmental SCIENTIST

James A. Jacobs, P.G., C.H.G.

James A. Jacobs, P.G., C.H.G.

email: jjacobs@clearwatergroup.com

cell: 510-590-1098

Copyright © 2018 All Rights Reserved

Selected Publications: Abstracts & Articles 


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., Jacobs, O.P., and K.G. Pennell. 2015. One Alternate Exposure Pathway of VOC Vapors from Contaminated Subsurface Environments into Indoor Air - Legacy Sewer-Plumbing Systems, Groundwater Resources Association of California, Spring 2015, p. 20-24.


Jacobs, J.A., Jacobs, O.P., and K.G. Pennell. 2015. Updating Site Conceptual Models for Potential Sewer Gas and Vapor Intrusion Into Indoor Air From Breached Sewer Conveyance Systems, Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation, 25th Annual National Conference, San Diego, California, March 23-26th, 2015, Abstract Book, p. 93.


Jacobs, J.A., Jacobs, O.P., and K.G. Pennell. 2014. Geologists and Site Conceptual Models: VOCs and Sewer Gas in Indoor Air Resulting from Migration from Breached Sewer Conveyance Systems, American Institute of Professional Geologists National Meeting, Program 2014 AIPG and AHS National Conference, Abstracts, p. 73-74.


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.M., and Jacobs, J.A., 2002, Oil Spills and Leaks, Handbook of Complex Environmental Remediation Problems, eds. Lehr, J., Hyman, M., Gass, T.E., and Seevers, W.J., McGraw-Hill Handbooks, New York, NY; Chpt. 9, p. 9.1-9.85. 

Testa, S.M., and Jacobs, J.A., 2002, The Remediation of Hazardous Wastes from Oil Well Drilling, Handbook of Complex Environmental Remediation Problems, McGraw-Hill Handbooks Series, J. Lehr, ed., John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY; Chpt. 8, p. 8.1-8.56. 


Testa, S.M., and Jacobs, J.A., 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 including arsenic, chromium, lead, and nitrate assessment and remediation.  



More Information

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