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Articles tagged with: emerging contaminants

Discoveries, trends, and implications of chemicals in the Great Lakes

John Newsted discusses impact of chemicals on mink in the Great Lakes at IAGLR Annual Conference

John Newsted, PhD of NRT, an OBG Company, recently took part in the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) 60th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, From Cities to Farms: Shaping Great Lakes Ecosystems, on May 15-19, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. ...

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Drinking water, wastewater, and emerging contaminants

Whether securing ample water supplies, treating water to meet stringent drinking standards, or delivering water through an aging distribution system, OBG develops sustainable and affordable solutions. Beyond the challenges facing public water facilities, OBG industrial water specialists provide high-purity water and...

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New approaches, technologies, and innovation in remediation

Meet Mark Harkness

Mark Harkness

Mark Harkness joined OBG in March, bringing leadership in remediation project design and management with extensive experience implementing a wide range of innovative, pragmatic, and cost-effective remedial technologies to address petroleum and chlorinated solvents in soil and groundwater.  Mark joins OBG from GE’s Global Research Center in Niskayuna, Ne...

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Environment Virginia Symposium

Bob Bell discusses environmental compliance for industrial infrastructure

OBG experts recently presented during the Environment Virginia Symposium on April 4-5, 2017 in Lexington, Virginia. More than 700 environmental professionals attended this conference for the mutual exchange of ideas, best practices, and knowledge.  View our presentations: Dumpster Diving to Dollars [Presentation]Tina Bickerstaff, CPG Industrial...

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Earth Day 2017, A personal reflection

Two of the people who I closely associate as professional mentors—former OBG employees Ted Tifft and Stu Spiegel—previously commemorated the 20- and 40-year anniversaries of Earth Day for OBG. Long before I knew them, however, my interest in protecting the environment was shaped by events that...

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Emerging contaminants in NYS and their effect on the chemistry business

OBG’s Scott Grieco, PhD, PE recently presented at the New York State Chemistry Council Annual Policy & Legislative Meeting on January 24, 2017 in Albany, New York. Dr. Grieco shared his expertise on emerging contaminants in New York State and their effect on the business of chemistry. With re...

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Kendrick Jaglal contributes to Water Environment Research Journal

Kendrick Jaglal, PE, an expert in sediment management at OBG, has authored the latest Annual Literature Review for Contaminated Aquatic Sediments recently published in the Water Environment Research Journal. "Contaminated Aquatic Sediments" presents a review of literature published in 2015 related to the assessment, evaluation, and remediation of contaminated...

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Treating Emerging Contaminants presentation now available

Emerging contaminants (ECs) and micropollutants are becoming a global environmental problem as there is increasing information linking them to environmental and human health hazards. Recent studies have shown that conventional technologies such as biological treatment or activated carbon adsorption can successfully remove many of the identified ECs. Others may...

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