Principles of In Situ Bioremediation and Molecular Biological Tools for Site Assessment and Performance Monitoring
October 20, 2014 October 27, 2014
10:00 am - 2:30 pm 10:00 am - 2:30pm
Courtyard Marriott Hotel Melbourne Marriott Hotel
7-11 Talavera Road Corner of Exhibition and Lonsdale Streets
North Ryde, NSW Melbourne, VIC
Anaerobic bioremediation processes are commonly used to treat a wide variety of groundwater contaminants including chlorinated solvents (dissolved and DNAPL), explosives and propellants, and certain metals and radionuclides. In this short-course, attendees will learn: (a) fundamentals of in situanaerobic bioremediation; (b) typical design approaches; (c) results from biobarrier and source area treatment case studies; (d) low pH issues at anaerobic bioremediation sites and how they can be managed.
Site managers also have a broad spectrum of molecular biological tools (MBTs) and advanced analytical techniques at their disposal to comprehensively evaluate treatment options and performance. While each advanced diagnostic tool can provide valuable information, selecting the most appropriate and cost-effective technology to best answer site-specific questions and guide site management decisions can be a confusing and daunting task. Workshop attendees will gain a practical understanding of the application of state of the art tools to document and quantify the role of in-situ biodegradation.
The workshop will cover:
- Chemistry and Microbiology of Anaerobic Bioremediation
- Bioremediation System Design and Management
- How to manage pH
- Overview of Advanced Molecular Tools
- qPCR and QuantArray
- Stable Isotope Probing (SIP) to determine whether biodegradation is occurring
- Examine how and when to apply each technology through real world examples
Dr. Robert C. Borden is Principle Engineer at Solutions-IES, Inc. and Professor Emeritus at North Carolina State University. Bob is the author of over 100 publications and has been the principal investigator on over 30 different projects. Much of his work is focused on the fate and transport of natural and anthropogenic pollutants in surface and groundwater including laboratory studies, fieldwork and mathematical model development. Mathematical modeling studies have included development of numerical models to simulate the natural and enhanced bioremediation of dissolved hydrocarbons (BIOPLUME 1.0) and non-aqueous phase liquid hydrocarbons (BIOREM). Laboratory studies have examined: (1) aerobic biodegradation of fuel oxygenates (MTBE and TBA) and related ethers (THF and 1,4-dioxane); (2) reductive dechlorination of PCE to ethene using a variety of soluble and insoluble substrates; and (3) biodegradation of aromatic hydrocarbons under aerobic, denitrifying, iron and sulfate reducing conditions. Much of his work over the past 15 years has focused on the development and engineering design of low-cost, effective methods for in situ anaerobic bioremediation of chlorinated solvents, explosives, metals and acid mine drainage.
Dora Ogles is the President at Microbial Insights, Inc. in Knoxville, Tennessee. She received a Biomedical Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University and has focused on the optimization and implementation of molecular tools for environmental remediation, microbiologically influenced corrosion and microbial source tracking. Since joining MI in 2001, she has developed and commercialized over 40 different nucleic acid based analyses. Under her direction, Microbial Insights, Inc. has become a worldwide provider of molecular tools for leading consulting firms, government agencies and academia processing over 6000 samples each year. Ms. Ogles runs national and international workshops on molecular biological tools and is a contributing member of the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC) team for Environmental Molecular Diagnostics. She has more than 20 peer reviewed co-authored publications and is often invited to speak at conferences around the world.
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