Coffey’s Principal Environmental Engineer Stephen Cambridge will discuss a study that could lead to more cost-effective remediation in the downstream oil and gas industry at CleanUp 2015 today.

Stephen will share his insights into biodegradation and the remediation of petroleum contaminants.

He’ll draw on findings from an active study of the contribution of microbial processes to petroleum contaminant remediation at a former fuel depot site.

“Understanding the overall mass of contaminants destroyed or removed by microbial processes can help optimise remediation system operation,” Stephen said.

“It can also provide a valuable line of evidence to support the cessation of active remedial efforts.”

Stephen is one of several Coffey staff speaking at the three day event.

Senior Principal Environmental Consultant Tim Marshall will be chairing a session on the reuse and rehabilitation of landfills, and Principal Scientist Phil Sinclair will be participating in a panel discussion, where he’ll be sharing his perspective on data quality issues.

Associate Environmental Scientist Adam Wightwick will speak at the conference’s gala dinner about his experience as a former CRC CARE PhD scholarship recipient, his transition into industry and around broad theme of industry-research linkages.

“I’m excited to have been offered the opportunity to speak at the gala dinner – my research experience in environmental chemistry and soil contamination has been invaluable in my role at Coffey,” Adam said.

CleanUp 2015 is the 6th International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference and is organised by the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE).

Held in Melbourne this week, it’s a chance for remediation scientists and engineers to share leading developments in the field.

Visit the CleanUp 2015 website to view conference information and access the event program.