Emerging Contaminants Summit

Spring 2020

2018 Agenda

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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7:00 am – 8:00 am

Registration / Continental Breakfast


8:00 am – 8:10 am

Opening Remarks
Rula Deeb, Geosyntec Consultants
Sarah Harding, BNP Media
David Sedlak, University of California, Berkeley


8:10 am – 8:55 am

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Biology of Emerging Contaminants: Do They Eventually Emerge?

Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, University of California, Berkeley

Webinar Sponsored by: Langan


8:55 am – 9:15 am

Student Flash Presentations
Tasha Kamegai-Karadi, Geosyntec Consultants


9:15 am – 9:45 am

Morning Networking Break / Exhibit Hall Opens


SESSION #1
PFAS State of Knowledge

SESSION #2
Managing Emerging Contaminants in Drinking Water, Wastewater and Stormwater

SESSION CHAIRS
James L'Esperance, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Cornell Long, Air Force Civil Engineer Center 

SESSION CHAIRS
Alice Fulmer, The Water Research Foundation
Jeff Mosher, Carollo Engineers, Inc.

 
9:45 am - 10:20 am

SESSION KEYNOTE
Innovations in PFAS Site Assessments and Treatment Technologies: An Australian Perspective
Ravi Naidu, CRC CARE & the University of Newcastle

SESSION KEYNOTE
Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Potable Reuse
Rhodes Trussell, Trussell Technologies, Inc.

 
10:20 am - 10:45 am

Fact or Folklore? Sampling and Field Materials as Sources of PFAS Data Artifacts
Jennifer Field, Oregon State University

Identification of the "Active" Fraction and Metabolic Pathways in Trace Organic Contaminants Removal Using Stable Isotope Probing 
Catherine Hoar, Columbia University 

 
10:45 am - 11:10 am

In Situ Sequestration of Per and Polyfluorinated Substances (PFAS) from Contaminated Groundwater
Kurt D. PennellBrown University

Oxidized But Not Mineralized: Formation of Toxic Unsaturated Enedials and Oxoenals by Hydroxyl and Sulfate Radicals
David Sedlak, University of California, Berkeley

 
11:10 am - 11:35 am

Impacts of Perfluoroalkyl Ether Acids on Drinking Water Quality in North Carolina
Detlef Knappe, North Carolina State University

Impact of Inoculum Sources and Primary Carbon Sources on Removal of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Biotreatment Systems
Susan De Long, Colorado State University

 
11:35 am - 12:00 pm

When Do We Need PFASs: The Chemical Class Approach Towards a Healthier Environment
Arlene Blum, UC Berkeley & Green Science Policy Institute

Hospital Wastewater: A Relevant Source of Constituents of Emerging Concern to the Water Cycle?
Ruth Marfil-Vega, American Waters

 
12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

FLASH POSTER PRESENTATIONS

1. Remediation of Poly- and Perfluoro Alkyl Substances: New Remediation Technologies for Emerging Challenges
Ian Ross, ARCADIS

2. Repurpose and Optimization of an Existing Groundwater Pump and Treat System for Removal of Perflouroalkyl Substances
Benjamin Porter, APTIM

3. Response to PFAS-Impacted Drinking Water Source at Moose Creek Community, AK
Craig Kyhl, EA Engineering, Science and Technology, Inc.

FLASH POSTER PRESENTATIONS

1. Nanoscopic Photocatalysts for the Treatment of Organic Water Pollutants
Donald Cropek, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

2. There is Too Much in the Water: VOCs, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, Polar Solvents and Many Unknowns
Bernd Eccarius, ERM

3. The TSCA Nanoscale Rule - An Update on the Status and Its Implications
Kathleen Teuscher, TRC Environmental


12:05 pm – 1:20 pm

Luncheon

Sponsored by: ect2


12:45 pm – 1:15 pm

Student Mentoring

SESSION #3
1,4-Dioxane: Site Characterization and Remediation

SESSION #4
1,2,3-Trichloropropane (TCP) and N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)

SESSION CHAIR
Mark Kluger, TRS Group
Shailey Mahendra, University of California, Los Angeles

SESSION CHAIRS
John Schmeltzer, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
Amy Wilson, TRC

 
1:20 pm - 1:55 pm

SESSION KEYNOTE
1,4 Dioxane Remediation - Where We Are, Where We're Going and What We Need
Erin Mack, DuPont Corporate Remediation Group

SESSION KEYNOTE
Life Cycles of Emerging Contaminants: 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (TCP) vs. the Others
Paul Tratnyek, OHSU

 
1:55 pm - 2:20 pm

Breakthroughs and Lessons Learned from Treating 1,4-Dioxane in a Chemically Complex Water Stream
Brian Petty, Geosyntec Consultants 

Cometabolic Biodegradation of 1,2,3-Trichloropropane by Propane-Oxidizing Bacteria
Kung-Hui Chu, Texas A&M University

2:20 pm - 2:45 pm

Optimized Treatment of 1,4-Dioxane in Extracted Groundwater and Reinjection for Aquifer Replenishment
Steven Woodard, ECT

Field Validation of Low-Level TCP Remediation Approaches
Eric Suchomel, Geosyntec Consultants

 
2:45 pm - 3:10 pm

1,4-Dioxane and 1,3-Dioxolane: Presence and Mobility of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Groundwater at 1,1,1-Trichloroethane Polluted Sites in Flanders, Belgium
Roeland Van Muylder, Witteveen+Bos Belgium

Biological Treatment of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) to Part-Per-Trillion Concentrations
Paul Hatzinger, APTIM

3:10 pm - 3:15 pm

FLASH POSTER PRESENTATIONS

1. Treatment of 1,4-Dioxane Comingled with TCA and DCA Using Both Oxidative and Reductive Pathways
Brant Smith, PeroxyChem

2. Drinking Water Combined Treatability Study for TCE, Dioxane and PFAS Compounds
Stewart Abrams, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc.

3. Applying In-situ Thermal Remediation to Remove 1,4-Dioxane in Low Permeability Matrices
Mark Kluger, TRS Group

FLASH POSTER PRESENTATIONS

1. Zinc Oxide as a Promising Photocatalyst for Emerging Contaminants Removal
Kung-Hui Chu, Texas A&M University

 
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Afternoon Networking Break

Sponsored by: HGL


 

BroadcastingLive IconSESSION #5
1,4-Dioxane: Biological Treatment 

Webinar Sponsored by: arcadis

SESSION CHAIR
Laurie LaPat-Polasko, Matrix New World Engineering
Jennifer Nyman, Geosyntec Consultants 

SESSION #6
Emerging Contaminants: U.S. Geological Survey Research Highlights

SESSION CHAIR
Evan Cox, Geosyntec Consultants
David Gent, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

3:45 pm - 4:20 pm

BroadcastingLive IconSESSION KEYNOTE
1,4-Dioxane Bioremediation: Lessons Learned in the Laboratory
Sandra Dworatzek, SiREM

SESSION KEYNOTE
Mixed Contaminant Exposure and Predicted Effects in Wadeable Streams of the Southeastern United States

Paul Bradley, U.S. Geological Survey

4:20 pm - 4:45 pm

BroadcastingLive IconComparison of Bench-Scale Environmental Molecular Diagnostics to Pilot-Scale Data During Bioremediation of 1,4-Dioxane
Monica Heintz, Arcadis

How Do Numbers, Concentrations, and Loads of Bioactive Chemicals in the Illinois Waterway Differ Upstream and Downstream From the Bigheaded Carp Population Migration Front
William Battaglin, U.S. Geological Survey

4:45 pm - 5:10 pm

BroadcastingLive IconCoupling Electrochemical with Biological Oxidation of 1,4-Dioxane: Impacts on Degradation Rates, Co-Contaminant Removal, and Disinfection By-Product Formation
Nasim Pica, Colorado State University

Trends of Known and New Contaminants of Emerging Concern Measured in a Wastewater-Influenced Stream Using Passive Samplers
Ed Furlong, U.S. Geological Survey

 
5:10 pm - 5:15 pm

FLASH POSTER PRESENTATIONS

1. Bioremediation of 1,4-Dioxane in Bioreactors Using Thermophilic Bacteria
Raymond Sambrotto, Columbia University

2. 1,4-Dioxane Degradation in an Aerobic, Fixed-Film Bioreactor with Toluene, Other Volatile Organics and Phenolics in the Influent
Paul Hare, OBG

FLASH POSTER PRESENTATIONS

1. Ethynylestradiol in Wastewater Influent, Effluent, and U.S. Streams (2011-2016)
William Foreman, U.S. Geological Survey

 

5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Networking Reception

Sponsored by:  sgspantone