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RE3 Conference

Wednesday, Nov 1 2017 Location: Philadelphia, PA

RE3 2012 RE3 ConferenceDates: November 1-3, 2017

Come to RE3, hosted by EnviroBlend , learn how to take contaminated properties and turn them into successful moneymakers. Several SWEP members are featured as speakers in the Developers Track!

Why Attend RE3?

  • 3 Days of 40+ presentations
  • Best practices in remediation and redevelopment
  • Networking with developers, property owners, investors and remediation professionals
  • PGHs/CEUs available for technical professionals

To register or for additional information regarding the RE3 Conference, click here.


Trenton Thunder Baseball Game

Friday, Jul 21 2017 Location: Trenton, NJ

Trenton Thunder vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats
July 21, 2017
Gates open at 6:00pm. First pitch at 7:00pm.Trenton Thunder 2017 Event 1024x816 Trenton Thunder Baseball GameJoin us for the 3rd Annual Trenton Thunder Baseball Event – a fun and casual networking event hosted by the LSRPA, NJSWEP, AHMP, and AEG. Experienced and aspiring professionals from our organizations are welcome! Come watch the game from the Yankee Club Suite!

Tickets are $45 per person
The Yankee Club Suite offers a view with a breeze, regardless of the weather (i.e. climate controlled and overlooking home plate). Food and first drink are on us!
Registration is now open!

On game day, your ticket(s) will be made available for pickup at the Will Call Windows (Ticket Windows No. 6 and 7, located in the front of the ballpark). An ID is required when picking up tickets. All general parking at the Park is $5. Parking lots are located in front of the ballpark, in the parking garage near Rho Restaurant and across Rt. 29.

Questions? Please contact Nicole Sullivan, NJSWEP Programs Chair, at or (973) 530-2059 or Caryn Barnes, LSRPA External Affairs, at or (215) 845-8911.

Interested in sponsoring this event? Please contact Sue Boyle, LSRPA Executive Director, at or (856) 291-5650.

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. 




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.



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


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 (


Focused Remediation Seminars Series

Wednesday, May 3 2017 Location: Various Locations

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Dates & Locations:

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 forCEU credits and or LSRP credits (dependent upon location)!



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.



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

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.




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