GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA, http://www.gza.net) hosts the
Bioremediation Discussion Group (BioGroup, http://biogroup.gzea.com)
on the Internet. The BioGroup consists of a moderated mailing
list with over 1,300 members worldwide, including environmental
consultants, regulators, researchers, and industry representatives.
The BioGroup is a global forum for the discussion of intrinsic/enhanced
bioremediation topics. It is our hope that this forum provides a
medium to transfer technology, standardize biotreatability protocols,
and advance the science/engineering of bioremediation technologies.
GZA recognizes bioremediation is not a panacea for soil/groundwater
contamination; however, we feel it is an under-utilized remediation
technology, its limitations notwithstanding.
The forum was developed to be a springboard for the pursuit of
innovative approaches to bioremediation. Because success of the
BioGroup is a function of member participation, GZA invites anyone
with experience and/or interest in bioremediation to join. Due
to the complexities of the biogeochemical processes that control
contaminant biotransformation, we welcome input from environmental
engineers, hydrogeologists, soil scientists, microbiologists,
environmental chemists, and all who wish to contribute to this
BioGroup postings are archived as a collaborative effort of the
University of Guelph Dpt. of Environmental Biology, the National Water
Research Institute (Environment Canada), and GZA. The archive URL is
To join the BioGroup, please visit http://biogroup.gzea.com, select
"Membership Info", and follow the directions therein. Members may
participate in either a non-digest mode (i.e., receive each message
at the time it is posted) or a digest mode (i.e., receive one message
each day summarizing all the postings of that day). There is no
Please direct any questions about the BioGroup to my attention.
I. Richard Schaffner, Jr., P.G.
Technical Specialist, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (http://www.gza.net)
Moderator, Bioremediation Discussion Group (http://biogroup.gzea.com)
E-mail: rschaffner at gzea.com