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Nano-remediation for Site Cleanup and Redevelopment



Nano-remediation for Site Cleanup and Redevelopment
Wednesday, September 21, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET

Nano-remediation has now moved from development into field demonstrations. Drs. Chiang and Elliott will discuss the use of nanoparticle-based agents for site remediation in situ. The panelists will review particle sizes, the sources of nanoscale materials, and how they are selected. The discussion will also focus on the advantages and limitations of nano-remediation when used for site cleanup, and the applications of nano zero-valent iron (nZVI). The challenges, key factors in designing delivery approaches, regulatory constraints and costs will also be communicated. Finally, a case study of the field use of nano-remediation will be presented.  
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Presenters:

Dora Chiang, Ph.D., P.E., Vice President and Global Technical Leader, Environmental Remediation, Wood
Dora Chiang is Vice President and Global Technical Leader for environmental remediation at Wood. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and has over 25 years of consulting experience in the areas of investigating and treating environmental pollutants, including emerging contaminants.  Dr. Chiang has pioneered on identifying innovative treatment processes to permanently remove organic contaminants in the environment. She is part of Global Technical Excellence Network within the firm to incorporate the new fields of applied intelligence, digital solutions, and place stronger emphasis on sustainable and resilient methodologies to accelerate the innovative technologies transitioned from laboratory research to market.  

Daniel W. Elliott, Ph.D., BCEEM, Senior Consultant, Geosyntec
Dan has over 30 years of experience as an environmental engineer from the diverse perspectives of industry, consulting, and a major research university. He manages complex environmental investigation and remediation projects for clientele in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and manufacturing industries. He is an expert in the fate, treatment, and degradation of organic contaminants in aqueous media including active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). Dan co-led the first field-scale demonstration of the nanoscale zero-valent iron (nZVI) technology at a manufacturing site in Trenton, NJ in 2000. He has published and spoken extensively on the pros, cons, and needs for the technology since then.

Moderator: Yevgen Nazarenko, Ph.D., Research Associate, McGill University
Dr. Yevgen Nazarenko is a research associate at McGill University in Montreal. Dr. Nazarenko has multiple years of experience in nanosafety research and nanomaterial exposure. He organized a number of panel sessions on nanosafety over the past years and served as an invited speaker on the topic. He has a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Environmental Chemistry from the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University and a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Sciences from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.