Chairs: Ms. Carmen Lebrόn, Naval Facilities Engineering Command – Engineering Service Center and Dr. Paul Hatzinger, Shaw Environmental, Inc.
Keynote: Dr. Frank Löffler, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Description: Environmental molecular diagnostics (EMDs) encompass a range of innovative techniques used to analyze biological and chemical processes in soils, sediments, water, and air. These techniques focus on the analysis of stable isotopes and biological molecules such as DNA or enzymes. EMDs, particularly compound-specific isotope analysis and quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis, are increasingly used in environmental site characterization and remediation, notably for chlorinated solvents and perchlorate. EMDs also hold promise for identifying and quantifying degradation processes for other contaminants. This session examined the current and potential future applications of these techniques in environmental restoration.
Welcome & Introduction by Session Chair(Presentation)
Ms. Carmen Lebrόn Dr. Paul Hatzinger
Naval Facilities EngineeringCommand – Engineering Service Center Shaw Environmental, Inc.
Dr. Frank Löffler
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dr. Alfred Spormann
Stanford University – Departments of Chemical Engineering and of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Dr. Gary Andersen
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – Earth Sciences Division
Dr. Paul Hatzinger
Shaw Environmental, Inc.
Dr. Erik Petrovskis
Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Ms. Carmen Lebrόn andDr. Paul Hatzinger