Bioremediation Resource

Richard Schaffner rschaffner at gzea.com
Thu Jan 16 23:42:18 EST 1997

Fellow Environmental Scientist/Engineer,

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA) hosts the Bioremediation Discussion Group
(BioGroup) on the Internet.  The BioGroup consists of a monitored mailing list
serving nearly 1,000 members worldwide.  The BioGroup was established to provide
a global forum for the technical community to discuss intrinsic/enhanced
bioremediation topics.  GZA hopes this forum provides a medium to transfer
technology, standardize biotreatability protocols, and advance the science and
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.

GZA expects the forum to be a springboard for the pursuit of innovative approaches
to bioremediation.  Because the success of the BioGroup is a function of the
participation of its members, GZA invites anyone with experience and/or interest
in bioremediation to join the BioGroup.  Due to the complexities of 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 important topic.

BioGroup postings are archived as a collaborative effort of the Department of
Environmental Biology (University of Guelph), the Groundwater Remediation Project
(National Water Research Institute, Environment Canada), and GZA.  You can visit
the archive at http://gwrp.cciw.ca/internet/bioremediation/biorem-archive.html

To subscribe to the mailing list, please visit the BioGroup home page at
http://biogroup.gzea.com, select "Join Us", and follow the directions therein.
Members may choose to 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 membership fee.

Please direct any questions about the BioGroup to my attention at
rschaffner at gzea.com.


I. Richard Schaffner, Jr., P.G.
Technical Specialist, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (http://www.gza.net)
Manager, Bioremediation Discussion Group (http://biogroup.gzea.com)
E-mail: rschaffner at gzea.com
Phone:  603.623.3600
Fax:    603.624.9463

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