Research Triangle Park, NC

Educational Half-day Short Course

Optimization and Monitoring for Remediation of Chlorinated and Related Compounds

A half-day short-course on recent technical advances in the characterization and remediation of chlorinated volatile organic compounds in soil and groundwater. Environmental engineers, geologists, hydrogeologists, regulators, site managers, scientists and others within the groundwater remediation community will learn about the current thinking and strategies for the characterization and treatment of chlorinated VOCs and NAPLs.

You won't want to miss this event! Lunch is on us and you will receive 3 PDH credits. Please forward an invite to others that would benefit from attending.


NCBLG Activity Number 180010

Thursday, November 14th

NC Biotechnology Center/Hamner Conference Center

Catered NC BBQ lunch includes:

  • southern style BBQ pulled pork
  • baked beans (vegetarian)
  • potato salad
  • cole slaw
  • corn bread basket
  • banana pudding


10:00 - Registration and networking

Technical Presentations

10:30 - 11:00 Gary Birk, P.E., Tersus, Advances in Electron Donor Amendments 
11:00 - 11:30 Jeff Roberts, M.Sc., SiREM, Bioaugmentation-It’s not just for TCE Anymore
11:30 - 12:00 Joshua Richards, P.G., CHMM, Pace, Comprehensive tools for remediation support - Can you measure progress?

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 1:30 Jeff Roberts, M.Sc., SiREM, How Treatability and Molecular Testing Saves Time, Money and Heartburn
1:30 - 2:00 Joshua Richards, P.G., CHMM, Pace, Emerging Tools to Manage 1,4 Dioxane Sites
2:00 - 2:30 Gary Birk, P.E., Tersus, Optimization and Performance of ZVI Amendments for In-Situ Chemical and Biological Reduction

2:30 - Networking

Event Properties

Event Date 11-14-2019
Event End Date 11-14-2019
Registration Start Date 08-07-2019
Cut off date 11-13-2019
Location NC Biotechnology Center

Speakers for West Chester, Mt. Laurel, & Newark include:

Jeff Roberts, M.Sc.
Jeff Roberts, M.Sc. Earth Sciences, University of Waterloo. Jeff is a laboratory manager at SiREM with extensive technical experience in the laboratory assessment and field implementation of soil, sediment and groundwater remediation technologies at sites containing contaminants including chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons and other recalcitrant compounds. Over the past ten years he has conducted and managed hundreds of bench-scale treatability studies and also has technical experience in the growth, scale up and field implementation of several anaerobic microbial cultures for bioremediation remedies.

Jeff Roberts, M.Sc.Operations Manager, SiREM

David F. Alden, P.E.
David Alden provides technical support for Tersus’s portfolio of biotechnology-based solutions to manage complex, challenging environmental liabilities and reduce costs for site closure. David is a member of the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC), a public/private coalition working to reduce barriers to using innovative environmental technologies that reduce compliance costs and maximize clean-up efficacy and is the recipient of the 2015 ITRC Industry Affiliates Program Award in recognition of his outstanding service.

David F. Alden, P.E.Manager, Technical Services at Tersus Environmental

Joshua Richards, PG, CHMM
Josh Richards is the Program Manager for Pace Energy Services and leads the sales/marketing efforts. Josh has eight years of experience as an assessment/remediation geologist in the consulting industry working on large scale remediation projects. More recently Josh gained analytical experience as an Account Executive for Pace Analytical in the Midwest. This combined experience will provide a unique perspective from which to guide the growth of Pace Energy. Josh received his BA in Geology from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis and his MS in Geology from the University of Florida.

Joshua Richards, PG, CHMMProgram Manager, Pace Energy Services