Hudson-Delaware Chapter SETAC 2024 Spring Meeting

                           Hudson Delaware REgional ChApter

                                                                                             of the

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry


Program Agenda

Tuesday, April 9th at the NJHA Conference & Events Center, Princeton, NJ

7:30-8:45 a.m.

Doors Open/Registration/Breakfast/Poster Set-up/Networking

8:45-9:00 a.m.

Welcome Address

Regional SETAC Chapter Presidents Welcome & SETAC NA Discussion


9:00-9:30 a.m.

Invited Speaker: Dr. Nicole Fahrenfeld, Rutgers University

Stormwater microplastic occurrence, subsampling, and controlling factors

9:30-9:50 a.m.

Correlation of multiple anthropogenic factors to sensitive fish populations in Northern New Jersey

Daniel Robert Millemann, Ph.D., New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

9:50-10:10 a.m.

Development of a single model capable to estimate the extent of equilibrium for different families of contaminants in polymeric passive sampling

Ashkan Alborzi, Texas Tech University

10:10-10:30 a.m.

Assessment of mercury and arsenic leaching from sediments subject to cyclic inundation/drainage or tides using passive samplers

Hasti Ziaei Jam, Ph.D., Geosyntec

10:30-10:40 a.m.

10 Minute Break

10:40-11:00 a.m.

The use of unrefined and milled ilmenite as a cost-effective photocatalyst material for UV-assisted destruction and mineralization of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)

Eustace Fernando, Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology

11:00-11:20 a.m.

Thermal degradation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) as emerging contaminants in wastewater: challenges and perspectives

Elham Akbari, Temple University

11:20-11:40 a.m.

 Understanding PFAS transformations during wastewater treatment: preliminary results

Khalid Mustafa, Stevens Institute of Technology

11:40-12:00 p.m.

Estimating ambient PFAS levels at contaminated sites with Gaussian Mixture Modeling

Skyler J Sorsby, WSP USA Inc.

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Regular Lunch

Student-Mentee Lunch (Signup at the check in) 

1:00-1:30 p.m.

Invited Speaker: Dr. Lisa A. Rodenburg, Rutgers University

What does fingerprinting of PCBs in the Upper Hudson River tell us about dredging effectiveness?
 1:30-2:00 p.m.

Invited Speaker: Dr. Kevin J Farley, Manhattan College

PCB and PCDD/F contamination and bioaccumulation in the Lower Hudson River and New York-New Jersey Harbor

 2:00-2:20 p.m.

Simultaneous treatment of metals and chlorinated solvents in groundwater from an electroplating facility waste discharge

Fayaz Lakhwala, EVONIK

 2:20-2:40 p.m.

Efficiency of spent coffee ground derived biochar on stormwater derived Pb removal

Abdullah Al-Amin, Temple University

 2:40-2:50 p.m.Transition to poster session 
 2:50-4:30 p.m.  RAPID FIRE & POSTER SESSION
 4:30-5:00 p.m.  STUDENT AWARDS
 5:30-9:00 p.m. Evening Social

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