Thanksgiving Holiday Safety Tips

thanksgiving safety

The Thanksgiving holiday brings with it many great traditions: homemade meals, football games, Thanksgiving Day parades, and time with family and friends. However, with the holiday season there also comes added safety concerns and risks. The Health and Safety Department at REGENESIS would like to offer some key safety tips to ensure that your Thanksgiving holiday is a fun and safe time for you and your family.

Follow these Thanksgiving safety tips to stay safe this holiday season:

  • When traveling:
    • Don’t post Thanksgiving travel plans on social media announcing that you will be out of town.
    • Stop all mail, newspapers, and deliveries or ask a neighbor, friend or relative to collect it for you.
    • Ask a friend to move your car occasionally if it is parked in the driveway.
    • Use timers to operate lights.
  • When cooking:
    • Never leave your food unattended while frying or grilling.
    • Do not place glass dishes or lids on the stove or burner, as the heat could cause them to explode.
    • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after handling food.
    • Keep raw meat away from vegetables or other uncooked food.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, Thanksgiving is the leading day for home-cooking fires. REGENESIS Health and Safety Department suggests these fire-safety tips to ensure safety this Thanksgiving:

  • Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen in case of emergency and teach your family how to use it. Check the extinguisher’s expiration date.
  • Be cautious when using turkey fryers as they pose a number of distinct safety concerns, including burn and fire hazards.
  • Wear short, close fitting, or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking. Long, open sleeves could ignite from a gas flame or a hot burner.

REGENESIS Health and Safety Department wishes all of you a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

REGENESIS Sponsors 2014 David Keith Todd Distinguished Lecture Series

Regenesis is pleased to announce our support and sponsorship of the 2014 David Keith Todd (DKT) Distinguished lecture series hosted by The Groundwater Resources Association of California (GRA). This unique educational opportunity is being held throughout the year in 14 locations in Northern and Southern California, including the Groundwater Conference and GRA Annual Meeting.

The DKT Lecture Series was created to honor Dr. David Keith Todd (GRA 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient) for his contributions to groundwater science and technology. Once a year, this unique lectureship is awarded to qualified individuals who personify Dr. Todd’s lifelong dedication to groundwater resources. Specially created lectures are offered throughout California at universities, statewide and regional GRA events and GRA’s Annual Conference and Meeting. In 1999, Dr. Todd received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the GRA, well before passing away in 2006. Dr. Todd’s research became the basis for his textbook Groundwater Hydrology, first published in 1959 and now in its 3rd Edition.  To read more about Dr. Todd and his groundwater legacy, click here.

This year’s DKT series, now in its’ fourth year, will feature Mr. Carl Hauge (Northern California), former Chief Hydrogeologist, Department of Water Resources, who will present the lecture “Groundwater – Past, Present, and Future”. Dr. Jay Famiglietti (Southern California), Professor of Earth System Science and of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, will discuss “Water in the Balance: Observing Groundwater Depletion from Space”.

For more information, click here.

REGENESIS Sponsors Ninth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds

REGENESIS is pleased to be a long-term participant, supporter and sponsor of Battelle’s trio of technical environmental conference series which promotes collaboration among public- and private-sector environmental professionals. More specifically, for at least 15 consecutive years, REGENESIS has been a committed co-sponsor of two groundwater and soil remediation specific symposia which include:

  • The International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds
  • The International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies (Formerly In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation)

This year REGENESIS is sponsoring The Ninth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds to be held May 19-22, 2014, in Monterey, California. Like the previous conferences in this series, it is presented and organized by Battelle. Sponsors include other leading organizations active in site remediation research and application. Attendance is expected to be 1,500 to 1,700 scientists, engineers, regulators, and other environmental professionals representing universities, government site management and regulatory agencies, and R&D and manufacturing firms from more than 30 countries.

Dr. Ben Mork, Vice President of R&D, will be speaking on a compelling, new technology for the rapid treatment of large diffuse groundwater plumes. Additionally, Dr. Jeremy Birnstingl, Vice President of Environmental Technology, will be speaking about “Integrated Treatment Design Benefits – A European Perspective. Regenesis’ staff will also be speaking on PersulfOx Catalyzed Persulfate.

The Battelle Monterey Conference Program will comprise of approximately 950 platform and poster presentations in 68 sessions, along with six panel discussions. The sessions and panels are organized according to the following major topics:

  • Chlorinated Solvent Remedial Approaches
  • Biological Assessment and Remediation Technologies
  • Physical/Chemical Remediation Approaches
  • Assessing Remediation Effectiveness
  • Integrated Remedial Approaches
  • Emerging Issues
  • Vapor Intrusion
  • Remediation of Consolidated Media
  • Characterization, Fate and Transport
  • Metals
  • International Environmental Remediation Markets
  • Managing Petroleum and LNAPL Sites
  • Green/Sustainable Remediation (GSR)
  • Best Management Practices for Environmental Restoration Sites
  • Compound-Specific Topics

To get more information about this conference or view the preliminary program please click here.

Join Us on April 30th for a New Remediation Webinar on PersulfOx® Catalyzed Persulfate and Associated Field Application Sites

This new webinar presentation will provide data on the processes and performance of an innovative persulfate-based technology. PersulfOx offers groundwater and soil remediation practitioners built-in activation of sodium persulfate and provides users with oxidation performance equivalent to alternative persulfate activation methods in a relatively safe and easy-to-apply form. The presenters will address the following:

  • What does “built-in activation” mean?
  • How do we ensure effective distribution of the oxidant and catalyst?
  • How important is persistence of activation?

Case studies from multiple sites will show a range of injection approaches for treatment of chlorinated solvents and petroleum hydrocarbons, including 1,4-dioxane in fractured bedrock at a manufacturing facility in New Jersey and petroleum hydrocarbons at a fueling facility in Ontario. The webinar will also provide an overview of PersulfOx applications recently completed by Regenesis Remediation Services (RRS) and will emphasize safe and efficient mixing and injection with real-time performance monitoring under challenging site and weather conditions.

To register click here.

We look forward to having you join us!

Seasons Greetings from REGENESIS and Land Science Technologies

This holiday season many people across the globe will lack access to one of life’s most basic necessities, safe drinking water. In an effort to contribute to those in need and make a provision for a valuable resource, REGENESIS and Land Science Technologies have made a donation to charity: water.

This global organization was selected as the result of a shared vision and because 100% of public donations directly fund water projects in developing countries. Visit www.charitywater.org to learn more.

Best wishes for a joyous Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

The Staff at REGENESIS and Land Science Technologies

 

Project Wins Two Industry Awards for Successful Treatment of Chlorinated Solvents

REGENESIS and Hyder Consulting accept two Brownfield Briefing Awards.

Please join us in congratulating REGENESIS’ European Group and our client Hyder Consulting for being awarded not only once, but twice at the recent Brownfield Briefing Awards. During this key industry event, both were recognized for best project in two specific categories:

  • Best In Situ Remedial Treatment
  • Best Project Closure / Verification Process

The awards, held annually in London as a part of the annual Brownfield Briefing conference, recognize best practices and innovation in brownfield development and remediation across the United Kingdom. Both awards were given in recognition of a voluntary cleanup project in Little Hulton, a village in Manchester, England, for the successful remediation of a historic chlorinated solvent groundwater spill beneath an active dry cleaning facility.

The project was recognized for a number of reasons including the fact that it used in-situ, enhanced anaerobic bioremediation to successfully treat high chlorinated concentrations (including residual DNAPL) in excess of 250,000 μg/L. Additionally, the remediation program achieved site closure within two years and through a single treatment event using a range of Regenesis’ products including: 3-D Microemulsion®, HRC®, and HRC-X®. Finally, the project avoided a large and costly excavation plan that had the potential to severely disrupt on-going business activities and increase the chances of structural damage.

To find out what the judges said, read our press release here.

If you have a contaminated site you would like to discuss please contact us.

Watch the awards presentation online here:

REGENESIS and Land Science Technologies Announce Fall Conference Schedule

REGENESIS and Land Science Technologies are pleased to announce our Fall conference schedule. We look forward to meeting new colleagues and seeing old friends while we are on the road!

OCTOBER

​10/1 New Strategies For Contaminated Site Remediation and Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Presented by REGENESIS and Land Science Technologies  (Irvine, CA)
10/3 New Strategies For Contaminated Site Remediation and Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Presented by REGENESIS and Land Science Technologies  (Los Angeles, CA)
10/3 EnviroFest 2013  (Denver, CO)
10/8 – 10/9 Groundwater Resources Association of California (GRAC) Groundwater Conference  (Sacramento, CA)
10/10 – 10/11 Florida Remediation Conference  (Orlando, FL)
10/16 – 10/18 Rem Tech Symposium  (Alberta, Canada)
10/21  – 10/24 The Association for Environmental Health Sciences (AEHS) Conference  (Amherst, MA)
10/27 – 10/30 Florida Brownfields Conference  (West Palm Beach, FL)
10/28 – 10/29 Midwestern States Environmental Consultants Association (MSECA) Conference  (Indianapolis, IN)
10/30 – 10/31 Federation of Environmental Technologies (FET) Enviro Conference  (Pewaukee, WI)

 

NOVEMBER

11/5 – 11/6 Railroad Conference  (Urbana, IL)
11/12 – 11/14 IPEC Conference  (San Antonio, TX)
11/14 LSPA Meeting  (Waltham, MA)
11/14 SAME OC Symposium  (Irvine, CA)
11/18 – 11/19 Iowa EPI  (Johnston, IA)

 

DECEMBER

12/10 – 12/11 ESWP Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference  (King of Prussia, PA)
12/10 – 12/11 NEBC Northwest Enviro Conference  (Portland, OR)
 12/12 LSPA Meeting  (Waltham, MA)

 

REGENESIS and Land Science Technologies Announce Southern California Environmental Remediation and Vapor Intrusion Seminars

Regenesis, Inc. and Land Science Technologies will host complimentary live seminars for remediation professionals in October. The companies will host New Strategies For Contaminated Site Remediation and Vapor Intrusion Mitigation in Orange County at the Hyatt Regency Irvine on Tuesday, October 1st and in Los Angeles at the Omni Hotel on Thursday, October 3rd.

The seminars are designed to provide bioremediation professionals key updates about the industry that they will be able to immediately apply to their projects without unnecessary expenses or days away from the office. Leading specialists in the environmental remediation and vapor intrusion industry will be on-hand to discuss pressing industry demands and technologies available for efficient and effective site solutions.

Topics will include:

Applying Lessons Learned to Optimize Site Remediation

  • Typical injection-based remediation approaches
  • Application strategies to enhance reagent distribution
  • Effective use of microbial sampling and analysis
  • Development of complete monitoring programs to track biogeochemical parameters and document enhanced aerobic bioremediation performance

In Situ Desorption of Soil-Bound Petroleum Contaminants

  • Principles of contaminant sorption
  • Advancements in non-surfactant desorption technology (PetroCleanze®)
  • In Situ application and performance

In Situ Chemical Reduction Technology (ISCR)

  • Principles of ISCR
  • Advantages of soluble ISCR substrates
  • Performance of ISCR with bioremediation substrates

New Developments in Catalyzed Persulfate Technology for In Situ Chemical Oxidation (ISCO)

  • Principles and methods of persulfate activation
  • Chemistry of catalyzed persulfate (PersulfOx®)
  • Comparative studies and field performance

Vapor Intrusion Mitigation

  • Vapor Intrusion regulatory update
  • Vapor Intrusion mitigation approaches for new construction
  • Vapor Intrusion mitigation approaches for existing structures

These seminars are free-of-charge and will be hosted from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, with a complimentary hot breakfast served at 8:30 am. For more information or to register visit www.regenesisevents.com.

 

REGENESIS supports the Worldwide 2013 Henry Darcy Groundwater Lecture Series through a donation to the NGWREF

REGENESIS recently made a donation to support the 2013 Henry Darcy Lecture Series in Groundwater Science. The series was developed by The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) in 1986 with the goal of fostering the same interest in groundwater science and technology that sparked the series’ name,  Henry Darcy, in the 19th century. Darcy developed a series of experiments which set the foundation on which groundwater hydrology continues to be studied.

The 2013 Darcy Lecture Series – presented by David L. Rudolph, PhD, PE – focuses on Managing Groundwater Beneath the Agricultural Landscape. Dr. Rudolph will be hosted at numerous facilities across Europe, Australia, and North America. The series continues in September and comes to an end at NGWA’s Groundwater Expo in Nashville, TN in December.

Having touched the lives of 85,000 groundwater students and professionals, the series continues to deliver dynamic content to a very focused group of participants. “Regenesis is excited to be able to contribute to this global, groundwater focused educational series. Being a long-standing member of the groundwater remediation community we look forward to assisting the NGREF in providing high quality information regarding groundwater resources.” said Bryan Vigue, VP of Marketing at Regenesis.

The presentations are scheduled for the remainder of the 2013 calendar year as follows:

SEPTEMBER

​9/2 IAH Queensland Chapter. Brisbane, Australia. Malcolm Cox.
​9/4 IAH New South Wales Chapter. Crows Nest, Australia. Lange Jorstad.
​9/6 IAH Australian Capital Territory Chapter. Canberra, Australia. Lucy Lytton.
​9/9 IAH Victoria Chapter. East Melbourne, Australia. Chris McAuley.
​9/11 IAH Tasmania Chapter. Hobart, Australia. Robert Virtue.
​9/13 National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training. Adelaide, Australia. Joanne Barbaro.
​9/18 IAH Western Australia Chapter. Perth, Australia. Ryan Vogwill.
​9/30 IAH Quebec Chapter. Montreal, Canada. Stefan Broda.

 

OCTOBER

​10/10 University of Helsinki. Helsinki, Finland. Kristi Korkka-Niemi.
​10/14 University La Sapienza (and IAH Italian Chapter). Rome, Italy. Marco Petitta.
​10/16 Universitat Politecnica de Valencia. Valencia, Spain. Jaime Gomez-Hernandez.
​10/17 IAH British Chapter. London, United Kingdom. Michael Rivett.
​10/28 Geological Society of America. Fort Collins, Colorado. William E. Sanford.

 

NOVEMBER

​11/7 University of California, Davis. Davis, California. Maziar Kandelous.
​11/8 University of Texas, Austin. Austin, Texas. Bayani Cardenas.
​11/12 Northern Arizona University. Flagstaff, Arizona. Abe Springer.


DECEMBER

12/4 NGWA Groundwater Expo. Nashville, Tennessee. Rachel Geddes.

 

Interested parties may visit the NGWREF website for details regarding dates, locations, and registration.

 

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Highlights From Battelle Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies

Congratulations to winners Katherine A. Howe, PG at AMEC and Stephen A. Kessel, PE, LSRP

 

Regenesis recently joined over 600  environmental remediation specialists at Battelle’s International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies in Jacksonville, Florida. We have co-sponsored this event for over 15 years and it continues to be a remarkable week of networking and learning.

We thank everyone who joined us and extend congratulations to our contest winners Katherine Howe and Stephen Kessel who won an iPad Mini and a pair of Oakley sunglasses respectively.

Regenesis and Land Science Technologies™ were highlighted in a number of presentations and our staff had the opportunity to serve as Technical Session Chairs  for platform presentations including Combined Pathways, Applications of Zero Valent Iron (ZVI) with Bioremediation, and Bioremediation in Fractured Rock and Bedrock.

We have provided information regarding just a few presentations specific to our technologies given at the conference online.

  • Evaluating the Necessity of Bioaugmentation in Conjunction with an Electron Donor Injection at a Large Chlorinated Solvent Plume (featuring 3-D Microemulsion®) Learn more
  • Enhanced Desorption of Bound Hydrocarbon Mass for Increased Recovery Rates via Physical Removal Systems (featuring Petro-Cleanze®)  Learn more
  • Vapor Intrusion Mitigation for Existing Structures: A New Retrofit Technology (featuring Retro-Coat®) Learn more
  • Determination of the Radius of Influence for Chemical Treatment in an Unconfined Aquifer (featuring RegenOx® and ORC Advanced®) Learn more
  • Celebrity Cleaners Treatment Train: Enhanced Bioremediation After In Situ Chemical Oxidation at a DNAPL Site (featuring RegenOx and 3-D Microemulsion®) Learn more
  • Field-Scale Treatability Study for ISEB of Explosives in Groundwater: BioBarrier Installation and Hot Spot Treatment Using DPT Injection (Featuring HRC-X®) Learn more
  • Our new all-in-one ISCO technology, PersulfOx® was highlighted at the Regenesis exhibit. Learn more

We congratulate and send gratitude to Battelle and all of the other event participants on delivering another compelling remediation focused event. We look forward to next year at the 2014 Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds Conference in Monterey, California. For more information visit https://go.pardot.com/e/9642/chlorinated-index-html/f5k6j/216969695

In addition to these presentations, Regenesis and Land Science Technologies provides an extensive resource library of case studies, white papers, and webinars to remediation professionals through regenesis.com and landsciencetech.com.