Webinars

Our 2019 webinar schedule is coming soon, please sign up for our e-mail list for notifications. To view our previous webinars, visit our Remediation On-Demand Webinars page. 
 
 

Safety & Handling of Permanganate

March 7, 2019
2pm CST 

Presenter:
Mr. John Boll, Carus Corporation

Summary:
Carus Corporation is a leader in technical knowledge and manufacturing expertise for both potassium and sodium permanganate brands. A brief product overview of potassium and sodium permanganate highlights recent changes resulting from Globally Harmonized Systems (GHS) requirements. Handling, storage, clean-up, neutralization and disposal are a few additional topics covered in this webinar recording.

Bio: 
Mr. John Boll is currently the Global Technical Program Manager for Carus Corporation.  John has been with Carus Corporation for over 45 years, serving in a variety of sales and marketing positions.  The technical service department provides chemistry and applications customer support, including on-site lab testing and plant-scale start-up and troubleshooting services. John often presents both externally and webinars on topics of permanganate and others. John earned his B.A in engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. He is a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) where he served as the AWWA, Illinois Section Chair from 1992 to 1993.

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ISCO 101

March 21, 2019
2pm CDT 

Presenter:
Mr. Troy Lizer, Carus Corporation

Summary:
In Situ Chemical Oxidation (ISCO) has shown to be a cost-effective remedial strategy for organic contaminants in groundwater and soil. Permanganate is typically the “go-to” product for chlorinated solvent treatment but did you know it can be used to treat other contaminants of concern such as: polyaromatic hydrocarbons, phenolic compounds, energetics, and 1,4-Dioxane? Our remediation grade permanganates, RemOx® S and RemOx® L ISCO reagent and variations of the products, allow for Simplified Science®, the skill or technique for easier implementation. In addition to permanganates, Carus offers OBCTM (Oxygen BioChem) for short term ISCO and longer-term biological oxidation.

Carus Corporation's potassium and sodium permanganate brands deliver results across numerous markets including municipal (drinking water, sanitary wastewater treatment), industrial (process water treatment, wastewater treatment, specialty applications), and environmental (site remediation, air purification, metals sorption). Various brands are discussed as well as applications and chemistry.

Bio:
Troy Lizer is a seven year employee at Carus Corporation serving as US Sales Manager for Remediation and Ohio Valley Regional Sales Manager. Some of Troy’s overall responsibilities include: site reviews, technical product education, sales, and inception of solutions for customer needs. He worked previously as a process and product engineer and sales representative in industrial metal forming and processing applications covering the Eastern United States. He is a graduate of the University of Akron in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Troy currently resides in his lifelong small town in NE Ohio.

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Safety & Handling of Phosphates

April 11, 2019
2pm CST 

Presenter:
Mr. Darin Skutt, Carus Corporation

Summary:
This presentation covers the storage and safe handling of phosphate products ranging from orthophosphates and zinc orthophosphates to liquid blended poly/ortho phosphates.  Topics include chemistry, material compatibility, storage, handling, proper PPE, and disposal of phosphate-based products.

Bio: 
Darin Skutt has worked for Carus Corporation for 20 years with the last 5 years as the Technical Service Manager.  As the Technical Service Manager, Darin conducts laboratory testing and product demonstrations for Carus Corporation municipal, industrial, and environmental customers and prospective new customers.  These product demonstrations include technical training, safety presentations, and installation of safe chemical handling and dosing systems.  He is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL with a BS degree in Chemistry, ACS Certified.  Mr. Skutt is a member of AWWA, Water Environment Federation, and the American Chemical Society.

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The Horizontal Reactive Media Treatment Well (HRX Well®) – Demonstration of a A New Technology for Passive In Situ Remediation

April 25, 2019
2pm CST 

Presenters:
Dr. Craig Divine, Arcadis & Dr. Michelle Crimi, Clarkson University

Summary:
A new in situ remediation concept termed a Horizontal Reactive Media Treatment Well (HRX Well®) is presented that utilizes horizontal wells filled with reactive media to passively treat contaminated groundwater in situ.  The approach involves the use of large-diameter directionally-drilled horizontal wells filled with solid reactive media generally installed parallel to the direction of groundwater flow.  The design leverages natural “flow-focusing” behavior induced by the engineered contrast in hydraulic conductivity between the high in-well reactive media and the ambient aquifer hydraulic conductivity to passively capture and treat proportionally large volumes of groundwater within the well. Clean groundwater then exits the horizontal well along its down-gradient sections. Many different types of solid reactive media are already available (e.g., zero valent iron [ZVI], activated carbon, biodegradable particulate organic matter (e.g., mulch), ion exchange resins, zeolite, apatite, chitin). Therefore, this concept could be used to address a wide range of contaminants.  The approach requires no above-ground treatment or footprint and requires limited ongoing maintenance. This presentation will discuss in detail the results of the modeling, tank tests, and field-scale implementation.  In general, the results demonstrate that capture and treatment widths of up to tens of feet can be achieved for many aquifer settings, and that reductions in down-gradient concentrations and contaminant mass flux are nearly immediate. Furthermore, the results confirm that the HRX Well® concept addresses many of the challenges/limitations inherent to remediation, including: (1) costs and time requirements associated with hydraulic containment; (2) delivery of injected reagent-based strategies in complex hydrostratigraphy; and (3) up-front costs and long-term hydraulics in flow-through permeable reactive barrier (PRB) treatment schemes. For many sites, it is increasingly recognized that contaminant mass flux and discharge may represent the most appropriate measure of plume strength and potential migration risk, and therefore remedial objectives and technologies focusing primarily on long-term mass discharge reduction will be increasingly favored. The HRX Well® concept is particularly well-suited for sites where long-term mass discharge control is a primary performance objective.

Bio:
Dr. Craig Divine is a Technical Expert and Vice President at Arcadis US, Inc. with more than 20 years of experience in subsurface characterization and remediation. He has extensive experience remediating large chlorinated solvent plumes utilizing a wide range of technologies, including bioremediation, in situ chemical oxidation, permeable reactive barriers, cosolvent/surfactant flushing, and directed groundwater recirculation. He is the co-inventor of the Horizontal Reactive Treatment Well (HRX Well®) and the Min-Trap™; both technologies are currently being demonstrated and validated through ESTCP projects. Dr. Divine is a leader in Arcadis’ site evaluation and remediation technical knowledge community and is responsible for ensuring that Arcadis’ technical expertise is best applied for our clients’ benefit and to ensure that project goals are achieved.

 

Dr. Michelle Crimi is the Director of Engineering & Management (E&M) and a Professor jointly appointed in the Reh School of Business and the Institute for a Sustainable Environment at Clarkson University.   Her areas of research interest include the development of in situ remediation technologies for treating contaminated groundwater, chemical oxidation of organic contaminants, impacts of in situ remediation on aquifer quality, and the integration of treatment technologies for optimized risk reduction. She has been PI or co-PI on several research projects focused on treating groundwater contaminants, funded primarily by the Department of Defense’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP).  Her projects are often conducted in partnership with industry and consulting organizations and often have a strong technology transfer focus with the objective of moving technologies from the laboratory to full-scale adoption by developing guidance, tools, protocols, and workshops to support field application.

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Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

 TBD*
12pm CDT 

Presenter:
Mr. Brian Hoye, Emerging Contaminant Expert, Burns & McDonnell

Bio: 
Mr. Brian Hoye, PG is a Sr. Geologist and Project Manager who has served on and managed a variety of environmental projects for private-sector and DoD clientele. His practice has focused on emerging contaminants, new environmental regulations, and innovative site characterization techniques.  He is a core member of Burns & Mac Remediation Practice and leads their Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Technical Group.

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