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Adventus Group Joins Battelle, Geomatrix and Malcolm Pirnie in Recognizing Future Environmental Science Leaders


Source: Adventus Group

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 26, 2008) – The Adventus Group, an international remediation biotechnology enterprise, was honored to collaborate with Battelle, Geomatrix and Malcolm Pirnie in recognizing talented, emerging environmental scientists during the “6th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated & Recalcitrant Compounds” held in Monterey.

Four $1500 awards were given to the primary authors for the best student papers chosen from among the diverse participants during the conference. The presentations were judged by a panel of industry experts including Rula Anselmo Deeb (Malcolm Pirnie), Sandip Chattopadhyay (Tetra Tech), Bruce Sass (Battelle Memorial Institute), Ravikumar S. Srirangam and Fayaz Lakhwala (Adventus Americas), and Scott Warner (Geomatrix Consultants, Inc.).

* Mr. Se Chang Ahn (University of Delaware/USA), for “Removal of Perchlorate and Energetic Compounds in Ammunition Wastewater by Zero-Valent Iron and Perchlorate Respiring Bacteria”. S.C. Ahn, B. Hubbard, D.K. Cha, and B.J. Kim

* Mr. Alessandro Carmona-Martinez (CINVESTAV del IPN/MEXICO), for “Design and Characterization of a Microbial Fuel Cell for Electricity Production from Leachates”. A. Carmona-Martinez, O. Solorza-Feria, H.M. Poggi-Varaldo

* Mr. David W. Himmelheber (Georgia Institute of Technology/USA), for “Spatial Distribution of Biogeochemical Processes Following In Situ Capping of Contaminated Sediments”. D.W. Himmelheber, M. Taillefert, S. Thomas, F.E. Loeffler, K.D. Pennell, and J.B. Hughes

* Ms. Erin M. Surdo (University of Minnesota/USA), for “Reactive and Sorptive Scavenger-Containing Sandwich Membranes as Contaminant Barriers”. E.M. Surdo, E.L. Cussler, and W.A. Arnold

Other participants included were: Ting Gao (The Chinese University of Hong Kong/CHINA); Isabel Hilber (Research Institute of Organic Agriculture/SWITZERLAND); Pieter J. Haest (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven/BELGIUM); Rebecca Fidler (University of Central Florida/USA); Kelly E. Fletcher (Georgia Institute of Technology/USA); J. Diego Barcenas-Torres (CINVESTAV del IPN/MEXICO); Ireri V. Robles-Gonzalez (CINVESTAV del IPN/MEXICO); and Safae Berrah El Kheir (Ibn Tofail University/MOROCCO).

“This talented group of internationally diverse young environmentalists all displayed superb thought leadership and presentation skills. Selecting the winning themes was extremely difficult, although the industry will surely be hearing more from these students in years ahead,” said Dr. Jim Mueller, President of Adventus Americas Inc. “As Adventus continues to develop the next generation of remediation biotechnologies, it is our privilege to showcase the important role a partnership with the academic community and private sector organizations can play. Our organization is committed to continue sponsoring this exciting event, and again salute all the participants – especially our award winners.”

About Adventus Group – Environmental Biotechnologies for the 21st Century
The Adventus Group provides a growing portfolio of leading environmental remediation technologies, including patented offerings from Adventus Americas Inc., and EnviroMetal Technologies Inc. Our business model supports site owners, environmental engineers, regulators, and diverse consulting professionals by providing unbiased design, and selection of the most cost-effective remediation strategies.

Adventus exclusively offers DARAMEND®, EHC® and related ZVI technologies for In Situ Chemical Reduction (ISCR) along with TERRAMEND®, AQUABLOK+™, EHC-O™, A-SOX™, O-SOX™, and mGCW™ systems to address myriad soil, sediment and groundwater impacts. Our world-class technical team is a clearly recognized industry leader. Since its inception in 2003, Adventus has successfully deployed field installations at hundreds of sites across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

The Adventus family of companies is always seeking strategic partnerships with complementary remediation biotechnologies, and qualified international licensees in numerous countries. For more information contact Michael Mueller, , or visit us online at or

About Battelle

Battelle is an international science and technology enterprise that explores emerging areas of science, develops and commercializes technology, and manages laboratories for customers. Battelle supports community and education programs to promote an enhanced quality of life for our community neighbors. For more information, visit the Battelle web site at

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