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NJSWEP & BCONE Host: NJDEP Regulatory Update

Thursday, May 4 2017 Location: Trenton, NJ NJDEP Regulatory Update Image 1024x209 NJSWEP & BCONE Host: NJDEP Regulatory Update

Date: May 4, 2017

Geo-Cleanse will be attending NJSWEP’s and BCONE’s annual NJDEP Regulatory Update! The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) implements regulations and policies, which frequently evolve as priorities change. This one-day workshop will keep you abreast of the NJDEP’s priorities and plans, as well as the status of existing programs, updates, and proposed legislative changes that are key to NJDEP programs.  NJDEP Assistant Commissioners (or their designees) from programs including Environmental Management, Water Resources, Site Remediation, Compliance and Enforcement, and Sustainability and Green Energy, have been invited to present on current and emerging topics. 

 Website: http://njswep.org/event-2377371

 

 

EPA Brownfields 2017

Tuesday, Dec 5 2017 Location: Pittsburgh, PA

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Cosponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the National Brownfields Training Conference will take place December 5-7, 2017, with pre-conference workshops on December 4th, in Pittsburgh, PA at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Offered every two years, the conference is the largest gathering of stakeholders focused on cleaning up and reusing formerly utilized commercial and industrial properties.

Website: http://brownfields2017.org/


 

Potential In-Situ Chemical Treatment Strategy for Remediation of PFAS Compounds: Destruction of Emerging Contaminants – PFOS/PFOA

The sources, fate, transport, and remediation of perfluorinated and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are of considerable interest today. This broad group of compounds is proving to be present in groundwater at a wide range of sites, often comingled with other contaminants such as chlorinated solvents and petroleum hydrocarbons. One characteristic uniting these compounds is carbon to fluorine (C-F) bonds, which are among the strongest bonds in organic chemistry. This makes PFAS compounds useful for a wide range of applications, but also makes them very difficult to remediate.

The susceptibility of PFAS  compounds to in-situPicture Edited PFAS Article Potential In Situ Chemical Treatment Strategy for Remediation of PFAS Compounds: Destruction of Emerging Contaminants   PFOS/PFOA chemical remediation, by either oxidative or reductive approaches, is an area of active research. Some groups of PFAS compounds are readily susceptible to chemical oxidation utilizing methods that generate hydroxyl and/or sulfate radicals. However, oxidative treatment is commonly incomplete and more recalcitrant PFAS compounds, such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), are reported as reaction products that are not further degraded (e.g., Houtz and Sedlak, 2012; McKenzie et al., 2015; Santos et al., 2016). However, other researchers report degradation of PFAS compounds including PFOA under oxidizing conditions (e.g., Liu et al., 2012; Park et al., 2016), via reactions that sequentially eliminate CF2  groups and produce shorter-chained intermediate and final products. This pattern suggests that nucleophilic attack by reactive species other than hydroxyl or sulfate radicals is responsible. Mitchell et al. (2014) report PFOA is mineralized in catalyzed hydrogen peroxide reactions that primarily produce superoxide radicals and hydroperoxide, rather than hydroxyl or sulfate radicals. Superoxide and hydroperoxide are reactive oxygen species that can be formed in some oxidative treatment systems; they are strong nucleophiles and can attack a wide range of compounds that are not susceptible to oxidative degradation by hydroxyl or sulfate radicals.

Geo-Cleanse has developed and patented (U.S. Patent 8,556,537) an in-situ chemical remediation approach that effectively generates superoxide radicals. This method was initially developed to target compounds such as chloromethanes (e.g., carbon tetrachloride) and certain fluorinated compounds (e.g., Freon 113) that are not reactive towards hydroxyl radicals but are readily destroyed by superoxide. We have now completed research to extend application of our method to PFAS compounds. Our method utilizes reaction of hydrogen peroxide with manganese dioxide under neutral to slightly basic conditions to effectively produce superoxide radicals. Laboratory tests confirm that this approach effectively destroys PFOA, without measurable formation of shorter-chained PFAS compounds (Figure 1); indeed, some shorter-chained PFAS compounds (such as PFHpA) that are present at trace concentrations in reagent blanks are also destroyed (Figure 1).Figure 1. PFOA Degradation with Hydrogen Peroxide 1024x637 Potential In Situ Chemical Treatment Strategy for Remediation of PFAS Compounds: Destruction of Emerging Contaminants   PFOS/PFOA

Additional research is needed to further optimize our approach and improve PFAS degradation. We have had considerable success with this approach at DNAPL sites impacted with a wide range of comingled compounds, and thus our approach may also be applicable at typical fire training or other sites in which PFAS compounds are comingled with a range of other contaminants, without concern that incomplete degradation will transform PFAS compounds into more mobile or toxic intermediates.

For a PDF copy of this article and the references cited, please click here.

Please contact Will Moody for questions regarding this article.

Geo-Cleanse International, Inc.

Phone: (732) 970-6696


REMTEC Summit

Thursday, Mar 9 2017 Location: Denver, Colorado

REMTEC REMTEC SummitDates: March 7-9, 2017

The RemTEC Summit delivers a truly unique platform focused on advancing the environmental science and remediation industry. It is the place where you can hear essential sources of information on technology, application and policy impacting the restoration of contaminated sites from the world’s leading experts within the academic, regulatory and environmental-consulting communities.

Attending: Dr. Dan Bryant (dbryant@geocleanse.com)

Website: http://remtecsummit.com/

Focused Remediation Seminars Series

Wednesday, May 3 2017 Location: Various Locations

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Dates & Locations:

May 3, 2017 – Parsippany, New Jersey

September 20, 2017 – Detroit, Michigan

November 15, 2017 – Denver, Colorado

Geo-Cleanse International, Inc. is pleased to announce that we have joined a new seminar series. Leaders within the environmental industry have joined together to develop educational seminars with a focus on providing clear and useful remediation technologies and monitoring methods. Our seminars will provide detailed information on best-available remedial technologies, modern advances in process chemistries, design and selection criteria, remedial construction and implementation strategies, and field monitoring.

We are offering these seminars completely FREE for you to attend! We’ll also provide you with a complimentary lunch, and coffee breaks throughout the day. To top it off, you’ll also receive a certificate for 4 CEU credits and or LSRP credits (dependent upon location)!

Website: http://focusedremediationseminars.com/


 

Midwest Energy Association Environmental Learning Summit

Tuesday, Apr 18 2017 Location: Chicago, IL

Dates: April 18-20, 2017

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The Midwest Energy Association (MEA) is hosting their annual Environmental Learning Summit in Cincinnati, OH. The conference will consist of three days of technical presentations and networking opportunities. The topics for this year’s agenda consist of Manufactured Gas Plants (MGPs), remediation and an environmental communication roundtable.

Geo-Cleanse will attending (Stephanie Turkot).

Agenda:MEA Agenda (Online Posting)

Optional Activities
Field Trip – Aurora MGP Site Tour 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017  |  12:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Visit an active MGP remediation site in Aurora, Illinois. The site is located in a commercial/residential area and is bifurcated by the Fox River. During the tour, earth retention installation, water management, reactive barrier matt placement, and excavation of impacted materials to bedrock will be in process. Attendees are required to have close-toed shoes. Attendees are requested to bring their own hard hat and safety vest. Transportation provided. Pre-registration required.

Gangster Tour and Dinner 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017  |  5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Utilities $0  |  Non-utilities $125 per person; non-utility attendees must select this as an additional item when registering in order to participate in tour.
Join us for a comfortable, two-hour, interactive ride through the history of Chicago’s gangster days in the famed Prohibition Era of the 1920s and 1930s. See the mob’s old hotspots and learn about the wild jazz-age exploits of famous gang members Capone, Moran, Dillinger, and more. Attendees remain on the bus for the duration of the tour. Dinner and networking at a downtown Chicago restaurant to follow. Transportation, guided tour, and dinner all included. Casual attire. Pre-registration required.

Website: http://web.midwestenergy.org/events/Environmental-Learning-Conference-101671/details


 

Remediation Workshops

Thursday, May 18 2017 Location: OK, MO & NE

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The Remediation Workshops are half-day, technical training sessions for consultants, engineers, responsible parties, government agencies and other companies within the environmental industry. The invited presenters consist of experienced practitioners, who will provide presentations utilizing their expertise on the technical topics. The presentations consist of some of the latest soil and groundwater technologies, and will provide an overview of some of the most recent advances regarding remediation, investigation, emerging contaminants of concern, and laboratory analysis.

Geo-Cleanse International, Inc. is pleased to announce we are sponsoring and presenting at the Remediation Workshop in several locations in 2017! For additional information or to register, please click the  link below:

May 18, 2017 – Portland, ME

For additional information regarding the Remediation Workshops, please visit www.RemediationWorkshops.com.


NJSWEP’s Annual Holiday Networking Breakfast & Charity Drive

Wednesday, Dec 7 2016 Location: East Windsor, NJ Holiday Graphic 2016 1024x439 NJSWEPs Annual Holiday Networking Breakfast & Charity Drive

Date: December 7, 2016

Geo-Cleanse will be attending NJSWEP’s annual holiday networking breakfast and charity drive! Come meet the NJSWEP board, and enjoy an informal breakfast with delicious food and great company. The charity this year is Dress for Success.

 Website: http://njswep.org/event-2377371

 

 

Environmental Business Council of CIANJ Awards Geo-Cleanse’s Vice President, Robert Glaser

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On May 19, 2016 – The Environmental Business Council (EBC)  of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) honored and presented distinguished service awards to several recipients for their involvement with its inception. Since 1995, the council’s mission has been “to recognize the important economic role the environmental industry plays within the state, to demonstrate that environmental issues are also business issues, and to teach the business and regulatory communities that environmental responsibility and economic growth are fundamentally related.” Geo-Cleanse International, Inc.’s Vice President, Robert Glaser, was one of the recipients of the award (above picture of all recipients).

Robert Glaser is a Vice President at Geo-Cleanse International, Inc. and has been working with the company for the past 20 years. He  has experience in both the legal and business fields, working in many areas of the industry, including in-house counsel and private practice. Mr. Glaser has a Bachelor’s of Science degree, an M.B.A., and a J.D. from Syracuse University. He is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York, and Arizona.

To read the article, as published in Commerce magazine,
click here or visit http://www.cianj.org/.

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CIANJ hosted the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Environmental Business Council at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, NJ.


 

Geo-Cleanse Expands Remedial Services

IMG 0278 300x225 Geo Cleanse Expands Remedial ServicesSince 1995, Geo-Cleanse has been a full-service remediation contractor dedicated to the design and application of in-situ technologies. Our team includes engineers, geologists, chemists, and scientists with over 100 years of combined in-situ chemical remediation experience. We have completed hundreds of projects across the United States, Canada and Europe including some of the largest and most challenging remediation projects. We have been recognized on the U.S. EPA’s Contaminated Site Cleanup Information (CLU-IN) website for our involvement with several projects, which provide examples of combining multiple technologies to address contamination and remediate sites.

We have always provided the industry with free site evaluations to determine if the technology that we offer is appropriate from an application and cost standpoint, in-house laboratory treatability studies ranging from contaminant destruction to oxidant demands, and field-scale design and implementation services utilizing a variety of reagents. We offer site-specific designs with the primary objective of achieving the remedial goals in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

The environmental remediation industry is constantly evolving and we continue to adapt to the changes and emerging contaminants of concern [e.g., chloromethanes, Freons, 1,4-dioxane, and per- and polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFOA / PFOS)]. Due to an overwhelming demand from our valued clientele, we are excited to announce that we now offer our application services for projects that have been designed for the utilization of a wide range of reagents, substrates, amendments, surfactants and other well-known chemical and bioremediation products. With our specialized equipment and experienced staff, you will find our application services are just as professional as our current work product.

We thank you for your continued business and support. If you have any questions regarding our services or need assistance with a potential project, please contact Will Moody (wmoody@geocleanse.com) or Stephanie Turkot (sturkot@geocleanse.com).


 

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