SiREM is and industry leader in the field and provides the tools environmental professionals need to optimize remediation of chlorinated solvents and other recalcitrant chemicals.
The next SiREM webinar is scheduled for Thursday October 10th, 2019 at 12:00 pm eastern featuring Dr. Courtney Toth from Professor Elizabeth Edward’s lab in BioZone.
SiREM’s webinar series features guest speakers who are subject matter experts to provide the latest information on technology advances in environmental remediation and site characterization. The webinars will combine recent research and development activities for new and emerging contaminants and technologies with real word applications to characterize and remediate contaminated sites.
We hope you will join the next webinar, you can register for the webinar HERE
Biotechnology Advancements in Anaerobic Benzene Bioremediation
Dr. Courtney Toth, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto, will discuss recent and upcoming research in bioremediation of benzene, toluene, etheybenzene and xylene (BTEX) under anaerobic conditions. This research holds promise for cost- effective remedation solutions for these common carcinogenic groundwater contaminants. Sandra Dworatzek, a Principal Scientist at SiREM, will also present data from several anaerobic benzene focused treatability studies conducted over the past two years and discuss plans for upcoming field pilot tests.
Courtney Toth, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto
Dr. Courtney Toth is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Microbiology from the University of Calgary and specializes in hydrocarbon bioremediation. Her research has contributed to the understanding of how anaerobic microorganisms metabolize different hydrocarbon classes, including BTEX, PAHs, and alkanes. Today, Dr. Toth is applying this knowledge to develop novel treatments for hydrocarbon contaminants in anoxic environments. Courtney has received several awards, including a Mitacs Fellowship as part of a nearly $3-million public-private collaboration with SiREM (led by Dr. Elizabeth Edwards and Sandra Dworatzek).
Sandra Dworatzek, M.Sc
Principal Scientist, SiREM
Ms. Dworatzek is a Principal scientist at SiREM and an environmental microbiologist with advanced technical experience in laboratory treatability studies. Over the past 24 years she has conducted and overseen numerous bench-scale studies examining enhanced in situ remediation in groundwater. She has specific technical experience in the design of laboratory treatability studies, the scale up of growth of anaerobic microbial cultures for bioaugmentation laboratory and field pilot tests, and evaluation of aerobic and anaerobic bioremediation, zero valent iron and chemical oxidation technologies in the laboratory.