Science, Engineering, and Technology

DETech staff have a broad spectrum of scientific, engineering and technical expertise that includes: atmospheric, hydrologic and environmental sciences; chemical, environmental and mechanical engineering; and information technology and software development. We have the diverse expertise and experience to promptly address a myriad of practical challenges.

Scientific Research & Evaluation

Our scientists and engineers have more than 160 years of combined experience to give you an independent assessment and analysis of your project. DETech can evaluate data, conduct sensitivity analyses, and evaluate processes and procedures to develop best practices that optimize efficiency and incorporate quality assurance and quality control.

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Modeling & Simulation

DETech staff has a wide range of expertise in the areas of modeling & simulation. We have expertise in numerical modeling of atmospheric transport and dispersion, environmental acoustic propagation, subsurface hydrology, chemical fate and transport in porous media, convective and conductive heat transfers in buildings, and general mass and energy flows in physical systems. In addition to the specific expertise listed above, we have extensive experience in the following:

  • Model evaluation
  • Model verification & validation
  • Inverse modeling for parameter estimation
  • Development of algorithms to model a variety of physical processes
  • Creation of scientific and process visualizations
  • Local and global uncertainty analyses as a means to quantify the influence of model and parameter uncertainties on model predictions

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Subject Matter Expertise

DETech has subject matter experts in the following areas:

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling
  • Hazardous materials management
  • Geostatistics and Spatial Uncertainty Assessments
  • Soil Science and chemical fate and transport in porous media
  • Chemical Hazard Analysis: training, exercise design, and evaluation
  • Computer Programming & Information Technology: development of scientific and engineering software

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Software Development

We have extensive experience in many areas of software design and development, with particular expertise developing scientific and engineering applications. DETech’s software developers and engineers design applications to save time and money. Our software addresses a wide range of practical issues, from large-scale, research-based applications [e.g., U.S. EPA’s “Air Compliance Advisor (ACA)”], to small-scale software applications [e.g., U.S. Army’s “CHPConvert”].

The CHPConvert utility is used at all of the U.S. Army’s chemical agent stockpile sites to quickly and efficiently perform routine calculations and conversions required of Army Hazard Analysts. DETech also has extensive experience in testing and evaluating software applications, as well as providing training on the use of software applications.

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Scientific & Technical Writing

Clear communication of highly technical subjects can be the difference between success and failure. DETech staff pairs scientific, engineering and technical expertise with advanced technical writing skills to provide clear, concise information on your project. Products include numerous scientific journal articles, technical papers, grant applications, user manuals, training guides, and technical reports. Our highly skilled editors can apply their wide range of subject matter expertise to your most technical writing challenge.

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Project Management

DETech can bring project management solutions to any scientific, engineering or technical project. Our project management staff use proven project management principles to plan, organize, secure, and manage resources. DETech will guide you through project task lists, dependencies, levels of effort, and critical path analysis from beginning to end to ensure your project remains on track, on time and on budget.

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