2013 NGWA Summit The National and International Conference on Groundwater

Emerging Contaminants

Tuesday, April 30, 2013: 1:15 p.m.-2:55 p.m.
Regency East 2 (Hyatt Regency San Antonio)
Emerging contaminants are those constituents about which we are just beginning to develop the analytical techniques to measure; thus they are "emerging" in awareness, interest, and capability to measure quantitatively. These constituents have most likely been in the environment for decades but we are only now becoming aware of their impact, such as caffeine (when found in groundwater it is an indicator of treated municipal wastewater), artificial sweeteners, and flame retardant chemicals as well as the effects of nanoparticles. What tools should be used and how should the potential for risk be evaluated and addressed? What factors come into play from threat recognition to contaminant confirmation? How can the industry, private sector, and government work together to best address these contaminants?
Joe C. Yelderman Jr., Ph.D.
Geology, Baylor University, Waco, TX

1:55 p.m.
Comparative Analysis of Contaminant of Emerging Concern Discharges from Common On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems

Bowen Du, Baylor University
Amy E. Price, Baylor University
W. Casan Scott, Baylor University
Lauren A. Kristofco, Baylor University
Alejandro Ramirez, Baylor University
Kevin C. Chambliss, Ph.D., Baylor University
Joe C. Yelderman Jr., Ph.D., Baylor University
Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., Baylor University
2:15 p.m.
Engineering Molecular Efflux Pumps for Bioremediation of Groundwater

Vikram Kapoor, University of Cincinnati
Ranjani Ravi, University of Cincinnati
David Wendell, Ph.D, University of Cincinnati