SiREM professionals will make a substantial technical contribution at Battelle’s International Conference on the Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas, on January 9 – 12, 2023.
Faten Salim is a Senior Staff Professional based in Guelph, Ontario at the SiREM Lab with over ten years of research experience in analytical chemistry, including method development and validation, modelling, and applications. She completed the Certificate in University Teaching (CUT) program while working as a doctoral researcher and a teaching assistant.
Michael Healy,based in Guelph, Ontario, is the Treatability and SP3™ Services Supervisor at SiREM with eight years of experience. Michael has managed numerous bench-scale studies evaluating remediation technologies for contaminants including chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons, emerging contaminants and other recalcitrant compounds in soil, sediment, and groundwater. Michael has several years of passive sampling experience and was a lead member in the development and commercialization of the SP3™ sampler.
Jeff Roberts, based in Guelph, Ontario, is the Operations Manager at SiREM with extensive technical experience in the laboratory assessment and field implementation of soil, sediment and groundwater remediation technologies at sites containing contaminants including chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons, emerging contaminants, and other recalcitrant compounds. Over the past 18 years, he has conducted and managed hundreds of bench-scale batch and column treatability studies and has technical experience in the growth, scale up and field implementation of several anaerobic microbial cultures for bioremediation remedies. Jeff has several years of passive sampling experience and was a lead member in the development of the SP3™ sampler.
The Battelle Sediments Conference series is a forum for sharing research results, practical experiences, and opportunities associated with investigating, remediating, and restoring the environmental and economic vitality of waterways. Managing these aquatic systems requires complex work that affects a diverse group of stakeholders and touches a wide range of environmental, economic, political, and social issues that will be represented at this event.
Faten Salim will present on “Validation of a Rare Congener PCB Performance Reference Compound (PRC) Method and a PRC-Free Method for Equilibrium Concentration Determination of PCBs, PAHs and Dioxins & Furans in Sediment Porewater.” Her co-authors are Brent G. Pautler, Michael Healey, Alexander Sweett, Iryna Ilina and Jeff Roberts, SiREM; Jay Thompson and Jason Conder, Geosyntec Consultants; Patricia McIsaac, Ray Martrano, Andrew Patterson, and Robert Mitzel, Eurofins Environment Testing America.
Michael Healy will present on “Groundwater/Surface Water Interactions at the Transition Zone: Utilizing an In-situ Passive Sampling Program to Evaluate Groundwater Upwelling,” His co-authors are Brent G. Pautler,
Faten Salim, Jeff Roberts, SiREM; Jason Conder and David Toler, Geosyntec Consultants; Lance Fontenot, Integral Consulting Inc.; and Steven Aufdenkampe, Norfolk Southern Corporation.
Jeff Roberts poster on “Development of a Diffusion-based Equilibrium Passive Sampler for PFAS Detection in Sediment Pore Water and Surface Water” is co-authored by Brent G. Pautler, Faten Salim, Michael Healey, Alexander Sweett, and Iryna Ilina, SiREM; Blessing Medon and Anh Pham, University of Waterloo; Florent Risacher, Lisa D’Agostino, Jason Conder, and Rachel Zajac-Fay, Geosyntec Consultants; Jeremy Gautier and Scott Mabury, University of Toronto; Amila O. De Silva, Environment and Climate Change Canada; and Patricia McIsaac, Andrew Patterson, and Robert Mitzel, Eurofins Environment Testing America.
- About the event: https://www.battelle.org/conferences/sediments-conference
- Learn more about Faten at: Faten Salim, Ph.D. | LinkedIn
- Learn more about Michael at: Michael Healey | LinkedIn
- Learn more about Jeff at: Jeff Roberts | LinkedIn