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Technology Spotlight | Column Studies Performance Assessment Under Flowing Conditions

Laboratory treatability studies are commonly performed to evaluate and optimize remedial options prior to field implementation for a wide variety of contaminants including chlorinated solvents, semi-volatile organic compounds, petroleum hydrocarbons, metals and emerging [...]

Technology Spotlight | Column Studies Performance Assessment Under Flowing Conditions 2018-05-21T11:23:48+00:00

SiREM Receives Industry Partner Award from Conestoga College

On 5 April 2018, Jeff Roberts accepted an Industry Partner Award on behalf of SiREM for their contributions working with students in the Life Science Research Project course at Conestoga College. Jeff hosted [...]

SiREM Receives Industry Partner Award from Conestoga College 2018-05-21T11:23:29+00:00

A Conversation with Elizabeth Edwards about Anaerobic BTEX Degradation

Elizabeth Edwards is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Edwards is internationally known for her work on anaerobic bioremediation and is currently [...]

A Conversation with Elizabeth Edwards about Anaerobic BTEX Degradation 2018-05-21T11:22:49+00:00

Treatability Testing to Assess Anaerobic BTEX Degradation

Anaerobic biodegradation of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes (BTEX) is a compelling alternative for in situ bioremediation in hydrocarbon plumes where oxygen is commonly in short supply. In anaerobic BTEX degradation, nitrate, sulfate [...]

Treatability Testing to Assess Anaerobic BTEX Degradation 2018-05-23T10:00:12+00:00

Outreach to Local Universities and Colleges

SiREM values our ability to contribute to the education of the next generation of environmental scientists. Recent and upcoming initiatives involve Conestoga College, University of Toronto and the University of Guelph. Conestoga College Student Tour [...]

Outreach to Local Universities and Colleges 2018-05-08T12:12:49+00:00

Focus on Molecular Biological Tools

We’ve come a long way in our ability to understand and monitor microbial communities that clean up a growing range of contaminants. Characterization of microbial communities in soil, sediment and groundwater using molecular [...]

Focus on Molecular Biological Tools 2018-02-12T23:36:42+00:00

A Conversation on “Omics” with Professor Laura Hug

How has environmental microbiology research changed since you started working in the field? Laura Hug: The field has changed dramatically and rapidly. Metagenomes, where the total DNA of a microbial community is routinely [...]

A Conversation on “Omics” with Professor Laura Hug 2018-03-13T10:03:32+00:00

Molecular Biological Tools Provide Insights at Danish MNA Site

Rødekro is a small town in southern Denmark with historical PCE contamination in groundwater from a central dry-cleaning facility. The dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) tetrachloroethene (PCE) that entered the sand aquifer beneath [...]

Molecular Biological Tools Provide Insights at Danish MNA Site 2018-03-13T10:03:32+00:00