SiREM, Tersus Environmental and Ellingson-DTD are now co-hosting virtual half-day short courses on recent technical advances in the characterization and remediation and monitoring of petroleum hydrocarbons and related compounds in soil and groundwater. Environmental engineers, geologists, hydrogeologists, regulators, site managers, scientists and others within the groundwater remediation community will learn about the current thinking and strategies for the characterization, treatment and data management of these complex mixtures.

Special Keynote Speaker Trevor Carlson
(Geosyntec Consultants) (Part 1)

Special Keynote Speaker Trent Key
(Exxon) (Part 2)

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Sandra Dworatzek and Phil Dennis (ON) will present “Bioaugmentation for Petroleum Hydrocarbons” and “Environmental Molecular Testing” at a SiREM co-sponsored Virtual Short Course on Petroleum Hydrocarbon Remediation, Monitoring, and Data Management on November 4th and 5th from 1:00pm – 3:30pm.

Sandra is a Principal Scientist with more than 25 years of experience in bioremediation of chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons, emerging contaminants and other recalcitrant compounds. She has specific technical experience in the design of laboratory treatability studies, the scale up of growth of aerobic and anaerobic microbial cultures for bioaugmentation laboratory and field pilot tests, and evaluation of aerobic and anaerobic bioremediation, zero valent iron and chemical oxidation technologies in the laboratory. She currently provides senior technical oversight of laboratory treatability studies and the development and scaleup of new bioaugmentation cultures, including novel cultures for BTEX compounds under anaerobic conditions and aerobic 1,4-dioxane bioremediation. Sandra currently is the industry lead on a Genome Canada funded project for the commercialization of anaerobic BTEX degrading cultures.

Phil is a Principal Molecular Biologist with more than 20 years of experience focused environmental microbiology, molecular genetic testing, enhanced bioremediation and technology commercialization. He currently directs the molecular testing services, next generation sequencing and is the innovation lead for SiREM’s research and development program. He has also played a leading role in developing relationships with many universities and serves on the Board for University of Waterloo Center for Microbial Research.

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