Location and Sponsor Information
Unless wise noted, all seminars are held on the third Wednesday of each month from 12 to 1 p.m., in the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection Training Room, located at 300 Fair Oaks Drive, Room 301D, Frankfort, Ky. This seminar series is co-sponsored by UK-SRP, Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, and the Kentucky Division of Waste Management, KDEP.
Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in groundwater: An overview of chemistry, sources, fate/transport, and remediation.
From Membrane Biofouling Control to Aquaporin Channels
Dr. Escobar recently joined the University of Kentucky’s Department of Chemical and Material Engineering. Previously she was a professor and associate Dean for Research Development and Outreach for the College of Engineering at the University of Toledo. Her main research emphasis is on sustainable water treatment. She develops novel membrane technologies to treat a range of environmental contaminants. During the 2014 water crisis in Lake Erie (algal blooms and the impact on regional water supply), she worked closely with officials and made numerous media appearances addressing concerns over water safety.
Hope Lee, PhD, from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Dr. Lee is formally trained in environmental microbiology and oceanography. Hope has specialized in the development and validation of microbial characterization and monitoring tools for use in environmental remediation for the past 12 years, and her work includes diverse clients including the US Air Force, Army, Navy, DOE, EPA, and private industry. She is an active member of ITRC and is currently serving as a technical lead for the Environmental Diagnostics Team.
Frank Loeffler, PhD, MS, from the University of Tennessee
Dr. Loeffler’s research centers on discovering microorganisms with novel properties to clean the environment, counter damage done to ecosystems by human activity, and improve environmental health. He examines how naturally occurring bacteria can eliminate or reduce the risk from pollutants including chlorinated solvents, radioactive wastes and greenhouse gases. His research also investigates new kinds of bacteria in an effort to develop innovative technologies for environmental monitoring and protection.
Update on the Sewer Gas to Indoor Air Pathway for Vapor Intrusion Sites
Kelly Pennell, PhD
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Sewer lines and other infrastructure conduits can serve as “alternative” pathways for chemicals to be transported from hazardous waste sites to other locations. This presentation focused on sewers as one alternative pathway for transporting contaminated water and vapors long distances. Recently regulatory agencies have been placing increase emphasis on this pathway; and, it was specifically highlighted in the USEPA Finalized Vapor Intrusion Guidance, which was released in June 2015. The conceptual model for the sewer-gas-to-indoor-air-pathway was presented. Factors that are suspected to influence exposure risks were highlighted and ongoing numerical modeling efforts were discussed. Preliminary details of a GIS tool were also included in the presentation. The GIS tool combines known sewer characteristics with hazardous waste site information and considers the potential for certain buildings to have a greater potential for this exposure pathway to exist.
Bioavailability of Arsenic in Aquatic Species and Humans
Bruce Stanton, PhD from Dartmouth College
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Best Practices for Engaging Communities
Kelly Pennell, PhD, and Anna Goodman Hoover, PhD
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Lindell Ormsbee, PhD, and Kelly Pennell, PhD
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Taking a Holistic Approach to Risk Reduction: Biomedical Intervention, Pollutant Remediation, and Research Translation
Bradley Newsome, Ph.D., University of Kentucky presentation for UK Superfund Research Program Research Translation
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Derivation of TCE Toxicity Values and Implications for Risk Management
Wendy Heiger-Bernays, Ph.D., Boston University presentation for UK Superfund Research Program Research Translation
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Leveraging Water Technology Innovation Clusters to Maximize Research Outcomes and Support Sustainable Communities
Sally Gutierrez, presentation co-sponsored by UK-SRC, is the Director of Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development and Support Program, Office of Research and Development, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio
October 22, 2014, 11:00 am
323 Manufacturing Building (RMB, CRMS)
Developmental Programming: Effects of Diet, Exercise, and Polychlorinated Biphenyl Exposure during Pregnancy on Long-term Health in Offspring
Kevin J. Pearson, Ph.D., UK Superfund Research Program Research Translation
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Best Strategies for Solving Environmental Problems
Lindell Ormsbee, Ph.D., UK Superfund Research Program Research Translation
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Characterizing Vapor Intrusion Exposure Risks
Kelly G. Pennell, Ph.D., UK Superfund Research Program Research Translation
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 12:00 pm