The Young Environmental Professionals (YEP) is excited to announce our next technical event:
YEP Technical Event: The Biogeochemical Toolbox - Enhancing Natural Remedial Processes
Location: 35 Nutmeg Drive, West Entrance Conference Room, Trumbull CT 06611
Date and Time: Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Instructor: Dr. Karen Kinsella (see bio below)
NOTE: This course does not provide any continuing education credits (CECs) for LEPs.
YEP Members: $10, Non-members: $20, Gov’t Employee/Students: $10. Dinner included.
Not a YEP member yet? YEP membership is included with your EPOC dues. We encourage all young environmental professionals to join! For further information about YEP and how to join, see: www.epoc.org/yep.
Karen will discuss state-of-the-art strategies to enhance natural biochemical and geochemical processes for groundwater protection and remediation. The Biogeochemical Toolbox is designed to improve your understanding of the fundamental redox processes that help nature deal with common organic and inorganic contaminants in the environment. The Toolbox will help you:
- Identify groundwater biogeochemical processes;
- Enhance your vocabulary for investigating and discussing such processes; and,
- Overall be better equipped to ask the right questions about pollutant behavior in groundwater ecosystems.
After the lecture, we will break into smaller groups and discuss several case studies where enhancing natural attenuation processes can accelerate site remediation and save clients’ money.
- 5:30-6:30 PM: Biogeochemical Toolbox presentation
- 6:30-7:30 PM: Discussions
Karen Kinsella, Ph.D.
Karen Kinsella is a biogeochemist at GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. in Glastonbury, Connecticut. She has more than 40 years’ experience in the agricultural, analytical, construction, energy, environmental, and radionuclide sectors. Karen earned a Ph.D. in soil chemistry and microbiology from the University of Connecticut in 2009 and an M.S. in chemistry from Central Connecticut State University in 1996. She has taught chemistry and environmental science at the secondary school level. Her consulting practice focuses on applying biochemical and geochemical processes for active remediation and natural attenuation of soil and groundwater contaminants.