Environmental Bioremediation - Microbial Biodegradation Principles

Online /
May 28, 2024 /
Course Code: 0507-WEB24

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This webinar is also included as part of a series titled "Web Series: Environmental Bioremediation" and consists of four webinars:

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After participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the mechanisms of microbial biodegradation processes used in the removal of contaminants from soil and groundwater
  • Develop a better understanding of the microbial and environmental factors controlling site bioremediation processes
  • Identify the types of contaminants commonly found in soil and groundwater
  • Learn about the kinetics of biodegradation
  • Determine the type of biological processes needed for the removal of contaminants from soil and groundwater

This webinar addresses the removal of contaminants from soil and groundwater by microbial processes, focusing on microbial metabolism and biodegradation mechanisms during aerobic and anaerobic biodegradation processes. Factors controlling the effectiveness of site bioremediation, including the nature and concentration of contaminants, bioavailability and biodegradability of contaminants, type of microorganisms present at the site and environmental conditions, will be discussed.

Webinar Outline:

  • Introduction to bioremediation
  • Major contaminants of soil and groundwater
  • Fundamental aspects of biodegradation: Cell metabolism
  • Oxidative and reductive biodegradation processes
  • Bioavailability and biodegradability of contaminants
  • Microbial and environmental factors controlling bioremediation processes
  • Microbial kinetics

Who Should Attend:
Environmental Engineers, Geologists, Soil Scientists, Project Managers, Consulting Engineers, Environmental Educators, Environmental Risk Managers, Environmental protection officers, Lawyers, Municipal Planners

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time

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System Requirements

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 or newer

IE 11 or later, Edge 12 or later, Firefox 27 or later, Chrome 30 or later

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later

Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

OS: iOS 8 or newer

OS: Android 4.0 or higher


Laleh Yerushalmi, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Laleh is the Chief Technology Officer of BioCAST Systems Inc. and Dagua Technologies Inc. She holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and specializes in Environmental and Biochemical Engineering.

She is a professional engineer and member of l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. Laleh is the inventor of BioCAST technologies and is currently in charge of research and development at BioCAST Systems Inc. and Dagua Technologies Inc. Laleh has more than twenty years of experience in the design, development and optimization of chemical and biological processes for wastewater treatment and site bioremediation.

She was formerly the Director of Research and Development, in charge of operation management and performance optimization of a proprietary wastewater treatment technology at Atara Corporation in Montreal. She has also been a Research Analyst at Statistics Canada, involved in environmental modelling, designing and developing methodologies for estimating environmental emissions. She was formerly a Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada, responsible for designing and developing groundwater treatment technologies. Laleh teaches and supervises graduate research theses at McGill and Concordia Universities.

She has presented the results of her research at numerous conferences and has published more than a hundred articles in scientific journals.

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Fee & Credits

$149 + taxes

  • 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 2 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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