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See below for the list of our upcoming remediation webinars. For a list of our 2017 water treatment webinars, click here.
Safety & Handling of Permanganate


February 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm (CST)
Presenter: Mr. John Boll, Carus Corporation

Webinar Summary:
Carus Corporation is a leader in technical knowledge and manufacturing expertise for both potassium and sodium permanganate brands. A brief product overview of potassium and sodium permanganate highlights recent changes resulting from Globally Harmonized Systems (GHS) requirements. Handling, storage, clean-up, neutralization and disposal are a few additional topics covered.


John is the Global Technical Program Manager at Carus Corporation. John has been with Carus for over 40 years, serving in a variety of sales and marketing positions. The technical service department provides customer support including on-site lab testing, plant scale start-up and troubleshooting services. John earned his B.A. in engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. He is a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) where he served as the AWWA, Illinois Section Chair from 1992-1993. 


Safety & Handling of Phosphates


March 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm (CST)
Presenter: Mr. Darin Skutt, Carus Corporation

Webinar Summary:
This presentation will cover the storage and safe handling of phosphate products ranging from orthophosphates and zinc orthophosphates to liquid blended poly/ortho phosphates.  Topics will include chemistry, material compatibility, storage, handling, proper PPE, and disposal of phosphate-based products.


Darin Skutt has worked for Carus Corporation for 16 years with the last 2 years as the Technical Service Manager.  As the Technical Service Manager, Darin conducts laboratory testing and product demonstrations for Carus Corporation municipal, industrial, and environmental customers and prospective new customers.  These product demonstrations include technical training, safety presentations, and installation of safe chemical handling and dosing systems.  He is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL with a BS degree in Chemistry, ACS Certified.  Mr. Skutt is a member of AWWA, Water Environment Federation, and the American Chemical Society.


Polyphosphates for Metal Immobilization: Highlights from Laboratory and Field Efforts


April 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm (CDT)
Presenter: Dr. Pamela Dugan, Carus Corporation

Webinar Summary:
Phosphates are widely used as water treatment chemicals to correct problems resulting from inorganic groundwater contaminants (iron, manganese, calcium, etc.) and to maintain water quality (inhibit corrosion, scale, biofilm, reduce lead and copper levels). The use of polyphosphates for remediation applications is a relatively new approach but an extremely cost-effective solution for reducing the bioavailability and mobility of toxic heavy metals and radionuclides in mining tailings, soil, and groundwater. Laboratory tests were conducted with Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn and polyphosphates to determine removal efficiencies. The results of the laboratory tests, as well as field results of the novel use of phosphates for in situ immobilization of uranium, will be presented.


Pamela serves as the Business Development Program Manager for Carus Corporation where she is responsible for new product and business development in the fields of environmental remediation and industrial water treatment. She has a B.S. from Indiana University, a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and is a registered professional geologist. Pamela has over 15 years of remediation experience with particular focus on chemical oxidation, bioremediation, and metal removal technologies.


ISGS®: A Modernized Stabilization Technology for DNAPL


June 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm (CDT)
Presenter: Mr. Justin Mariani, Innovative Environmental Technologies, Inc

Webinar Summary:
In situ treatment of contamination in the environmental remediation market has emerged as one of the most sought after options on the road to site closure. Typically when in situ treatment options exist for a subject site, they are less invasive, limit human contact with contamination, and more cost effective. These options offer more implementation flexibility which may involve a wide array of treatment mechanisms ranging from biological, physical, chemical, thermal, electrical or a combination. In Situ Geochemical Stabilization (ISGS®) has been established as a viable treatment option for the stabilization of an array of Dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPL’s), most notably polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH’s), chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOC’s) and creosotes. The ISGS technology is a field proven product that prevents the flux of DNAPL in a wide range of aquifer conditions while offering a more cost effective and proficient treatment option over conventional cement stabilization technologies. This remediation technology utilizes a permanganate-based solution customized based on site characteristics. This webinar will discuss the chemistry behind the technology, implementation specifics, and subject sites where ISGS was applied successfully.


Mr. Mariani, Project Manager at Innovative Environmental Technologies, Inc. (IET), has managed biologically and chemically based remediation projects since 2011. Mr. Mariani has participated in projects ranging in scope from large scale, such as a 300,000 cubic yard in situ geochemical stabilization remediation project in Florida, to small scale, such as a 2,000 cubic yard in situ chemical reduction injection program at a strip mall dry cleaner in New Jersey. In the last five years he has designed, implemented, and managed various biological and chemical remediation projects across the United States and Canada. He has experience in designing programs involving ISCR, ISCO, geochemical stabilization, biostimulation, bioaugmentation, permeable reactive barriers and surfactant technologies. Mr. Mariani holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from North Carolina State University. He also belongs to various environmental professional organizations and attends environmental conferences and symposiums around the country.

Mr. Mariani has been integral in expanding the environmental drilling, in situ remediation and health and safety divisions of Innovative Environmental Technologies, Inc. Since its inception in 1998, IET has applied a variety of remedial technologies to over 1,000 sites across the country. Included in these projects are dry cleaning facilities in Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, New Jersey, New York, California, Connecticut and Pennsylvania; oil terminals, refineries and distribution facilities; active and closed chemical manufacturing facilities and landfills. Mr. Mariani and IET approach each site with field and technical experience necessary to recommend and implement the most appropriate remedial solution.