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The Science and Practical Aspects of In situ Technologies


Course Code: EN0510WA21

In situ Technologies for Site Remediation

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Date & Time

Last Held: December 14-15, 2020
9:00am - 12:00pm EST (Log-in time: 8:30am EST)

Next offering tentatively planned for December 2021. Registration will open when course dates are confirmed.


Do you understand your site? Have you addressed contaminant distribution, concentrations, and total mass? What are the physical and chemical properties of the contaminant? What are the characteristics and permeability of the substrate? Do aerobic, anaerobic, or conditions in-between prevail?

Given this context, how do you select and implement the most effective in situ technology?

This online class will present the science and practical aspects of bioremediation, chemical oxidation, thermal treatment (ERH, TCH, SEE), and zero valent iron (along with other reducing technologies).

Do's and Don'ts of injections, as well as treatment train techniques for combining technologies, will be discussed.

Who Should Attend?

This class is well-suited for professionals involved in site investigation, characterization, and remediation; those who want to remain current in the latest innovative technologies; and industry and legal decision makers who need current information to make informed decisions.

Learner Objectives

Upon completion of the course, attendees will have a framework and technology-specific information to assist in evaluation and selection of remedial alternatives while adhering to current regulatory and industry standards.

NOTE: This class was formerly titled "In situ Technologies for Site Remediation."


Faculty Coordinator

Richard Britton, PG, LSRP, Matrix New World Engineering

As Senior Technical Director, Mr. Britton is responsible for technical leadership, mentoring, and direction on a company-wide basis. He has co-authored several publications describing innovative investigative techniques for bedrock aquifers that result in a more economical and efficient remediation approach. Mr. Britton works with attorneys as an expert on matters of cost allocation, liability, insurance, and remediation and has prepared expert reports for litigation on these issues.

Additional invited instructors include:

James Cummings, USEPA - Technology Assessment Branch
Jim Cummings is in the Technology Assessment Branch in the Office of Site Remediation and Technology Innovation at EPA headquarters. He has over 25 years of experience in the development, evaluation and deployment of innovative tools for the characterization and remediation of hazardous waste sites. He provides technical support to federal and state RPMs in cleanup of wood treaters, former Manufactured Gas Plants (MGPs) and chlorinated solvent sites, with a focus on in situ thermal remedies. He co-managed numerous Innovative Technology Demonstration projects under the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) program. He has chaired sessions and presented at dozens of domestic and international remediation conferences. Recent interests include the use of Combined Remedies to exploit synergies among technologies and accelerate site closure. 

Daniel W. Elliott, Ph.D., Geosyntec Consultants
Daniel Elliott is a Senior Consultant and an Environmental Engineer based in New Jersey with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental management and site remediation. Dan works with leading industrial manufacturers and development interests on the characterization and remediation of properties impacted by chlorinated solvents and other organic compounds in soil and groundwater, and the environmental management requirements of industrial and commercial entities and academic institutions.

Laurie LaPat-Polasko, Ph.D., Matrix New World Engineering
Laurie LaPat-Polasko is the National Director of Remediation for Matrix New World Engineering. She has more than 27 years of experience in groundwater and soil remediation and wastewater treatment. She combines her knowledge of microbiology with a background in civil engineering to implement cost-effective remediation solutions. Dr. LaPat-Polasko isolated the bacterium, Pseudomonas LP, which biodegrades methylene chloride. In addition, she has evaluated pathogens in groundwater, surface water, drinking water, and soil and has developed approaches to mitigate their impact. She has taught graduate courses in water and soil remediation at Arizona State University. She received the 2018 Gold Medal Stevie Award for Woman of the Year in Technology.

David Robinson, LSRP, Synergy Environmental, Inc.
Mr. Robinson has over 25 years of experience in the environmental industry including Site Remediation, Program Management, Personnel Management, Business Development and technical expertise. Mr. Robinson is an analytical chemist with experience in environmental analyses, analytical development and quality control. He is a recognized expert in the use of innovative and sustainable technologies for site remediation.

Matthew Scott, NJDEP
Matthew Scott has been with the Department of Environmental Protection in the Bureau of Field Operations - Southern Section for 3 years.  Prior to joining the NJDEP, Matthew worked at an environmental remediation company specializing in situ technologies and environmental consulting.  Matthew is a member of the Field Sampling Procedures Manual (FSPM) Committee.  He has managed numerous sites while in the private consulting field as well as with the NJDEP where Discharge to Ground Water Permit-by-Rule (DGW-PBR) Authorization Letters have been issued.  He has audited contractors in the field, reviewed all associated performance monitoring data, compliance reports, and issued final approval documents.  

Maria Van de Zilver, NJDEP
Maria Van de Zilver has been with the Department of Environmental Protection in the Bureau of Field Operations - Southern Section for over 15 years.   Maria served as the Co-Chair of the In Situ Remediation: Design Considerations and Performance Monitoring Technical Guidance Committee.  She has managed hundreds of sites where Discharge to Ground Water Permit-by-Rule (DGW-PBR) Authorization Letters have been issued, approved Remedial Action Workplans for DGW/PBR requests, audited contractors in the field, reviewed all associated performance monitoring data, compliance reports, and issued final approval documents. 

Credits and Continuing Education Units

The December 14, 2020 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

In addition to 0.6 Rutgers CEUs, this site remediation training course has been approved for the following credits:

NJ Health Officers & Registered Environmental Health Specialists: Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 6.0 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).

NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP): 6 Technical CECs

NJ Continuing Legal Education: 6.0 CLEs

NJ Licensed Water and Wastewater Operators: 6 TCHs (Approval #01-120701-30)

NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 6 Technical

NJ Professional Engineers: 6 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credits

NY Professional Engineers: 6 PDHs (NOTE: This class may not be used to fulfill the land surveyors continuing education requirement in NYS.)

Registration Fee TBD  
Multi-Person Registration Fee TBD Register at the same time with a colleague and you both save!
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided.

Accessing this Online Course

This online course will be delivered via Zoom.

Equipment needed to access this training:

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • Microphone is not necessary (all students will be muted on entry; you can use the "chat function" to type your questions and interact with the instructor)
  • Webcam is optional but not necessary
  • Speaker is optional but not necessary (you will be able to listen to the presentation by dialing in on your phone if your computer does not have a speaker)

Photo ID Requirement
Please note that you will be prompted to upload a picture of yourself holding your government-issued photo ID before you begin the course. The photo must be clear enough that we can read the name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it. An OCPE staff member will review the picture and verify your identity. You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions.


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Pre-registration is required.


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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer, 848-932-7463
Administrative Assistant: Jackie Findra, 848-932-7180