Adventus Group / AEHS

Association for Environmental Health & Sciences and Adventus Group recognize future environmental science leaders

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Source: Adventus Group / AEHS

The Adventus Group, an international remediation biotechnology enterprise, has rejoined the Association for Environmental Health & Sciences (AEHS) to recognize talented, emerging environmental scientists during the “19th Annual AEHS Meeting and West Coast Conference on Soils, Sediments and Water” held in San Diego.

Two $500 awards were given for the best student presentations from among the diverse participants
during the conference. The presentations were judged by representatives of Adventus Americas Inc. and the Conference Scientific Advisory Board – on the criterion of originality, organization, communication with the audience, research techniques and overall quality of the presentation.

1. Ms. Juliana G. Freitas, from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, won in the platform competition with a work titled “Biodegradation of Hydrocarbons from Sources with Different Ethanol Fractions.”

2. Mr. Chris Griggs, from the U.S. Army Engineering Research Development Center, took the award in the poster competition for a work titled “Solid-Phase Tungsten Speciation by Differential Digestion.”

“AEHS was created to facilitate communication and foster cooperation among professionals concerned with protection and cleanup of the environment,” said Dr. Paul Kostecki, executive director of the AEHS who offered his thoughts on the value of this public and private sector partnership. “Through the generosity of Adventus, this year’s event marks the 5th annual sponsorship of the awards. We believe the Adventus Group Competition is a great way to encourage outstanding students and bring the state-of-the-art information presented here to the next generation.”

“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. Alan Seech, CEO of Adventus Group, who worked with the panel of judges to select the winners. “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. Adventus is committed to continue sponsoring this exciting event, and we salute all the participants – especially our award winners.”

About AEHS

The Association for Environmental Health and Sciences is an organization of multidisciplinary, environmental professionals and was created to facilitate communication and foster cooperation among those concerned with soil protection and cleanup. AEHS is devoted to enhancing the flow of information between the regulatory and regulated communities; scientists and non-scientists, theoreticians and practitioners; and the public and private sectors. For more information, visit the AEHS web site at www.aehs.com
About Adventus Group – Environmental Biotechnologies for the 21st Century

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, consultants, regulators, and the academic community by providing unbiased design, and selection of the most cost-effective remediation strategies. Our proprietary portfolio includes:

In Situ Chemical Reduction (ISCR) technologies:
o DARAMEND® for soils, sludges and sediments;
o EHC® portfolio of injectable amendments for groundwater;
o EHC® -A liquid formulation for wells and other networks;
o EHC® -M for immobilization of soluble metal impacts;
o A-SOX™ canister delivery system;
o ZVI PRBs and related groundwater treatment innovations;
o ZVI-Clay for in situ source zone treatment;

EHC-O® oxygen releasing compound for in situ hydrocarbon treatment;
o O-SOX™ canister delivery system;

ISGS™ in situ geochemical stabilization of DNAPL;

AquaBlok® for in situ sub-aqueous capping and treatment of sediments;

AquaBlok+™ for capping and treatment of impacted sediments;

HoleBlok+™ down-well, low-permeability sealant;

mGCW™ microbiologically enhanced Groundwater Circulation Wells;

Modeling Services for optimization of remedial designs and strategies.

The Adventus scientific team is a recognized practice leader, with over 500 Abstracts published within the industry. Through March 2009, we have successfully treated over 5,000,000 metric tons of soil impacted by hazardous wastes and millions of gallons of groundwater at over 1,000 sites around the globe.
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 at mike.mueller@adventusgroup.com or visit us online at www.AdventusGroup.com or www.eti.ca.

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