December 4-6, 2007 - Washington D.C.

 
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THURSDAY MORNING CONCURRENT TECHNICAL SESSIONS

Thursday Morning Concurrent Sessions
Sessions 4A, 4B, and 4C took place Thursday morning.


SESSION 4A

Topic:  Wellhead Treatment of Perchlorate
Chair:
  Mr. Bryan Harre, Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center
Keynote:  Mr. Frank Blaha, American Water Works Association Research Foundation

As a result of its mobility, high solubility, and potential health effects, perchlorate is one of the most pressing emerging contaminants for DoD. Current options for wellhead treatment of perchlorate are costly. This session will explore the current regulatory environment and examine innovative technologies that provide more efficient, cost-effective means for wellhead treatment of perchlorate.


Session 4A - Wellhead Treatment of Perchlorate
Room A
StartEndTopic/TitleSpeakerOrganization
8:30 AM8:40 AM

Welcome & Introduction
Session Chair

Mr. Bryan Harre

U.S. Navy/ Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center

8:40 AM9:05 AM

Keynote: Perspective and Research on Biological Treatment of Perchlorate for Potable Water
Presentation

Mr. Frank Blaha
Abstract

American Water Works Association Research Foundation

9:05 AM9:30 AM

State-of-the-Art of Biological Reactors for Wellhead Treatment of Perchlorate
Presentation

Dr. Todd Webster
Abstract

Shaw Environmental Inc.

9:30 AM9:55 AM

Large-Scale Demonstration of Perchlorate Removal Using Weak Base Anion Resin
Presentation

Mr. Edward Coppola and
Ms. Andrea Davis
Abstract

Applied Research Associates, Inc.

9:55 AM10:20 AM

BREAK



10:20 AM10:45 AM

Surfactant-Tailored Granular Activated Carbon for Perchlorate Removal
Presentation

Dr. Fred Cannon
Abstract

The Pennsylvania State University/ Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

10:45 AM11:10 PM

Perchlorate Reduction Using the Hydrogen-Based Membrane Biofilm Reactor
Presentation

Dr. Bruce Rittmann
Abstract

Arizona State University/ Center for Environmental Biotechnology

11:10 AM11:35 AM

Ion Exchange Technology for Perchlorate Removal and Recovery
Presentation

Dr. Baohua Gu
Abstract

U.S. DOE/ Oak Ridge National Laboratory

11:35 AM11:45 AM

Discussion/Wrap-Up

Mr. Bryan Harre

 

 

SESSION 4B

Topic:  Advances in Green Energetics and Processes
Chairs:  Dr. Robin Nissan, Naval Air Warfare Center / Weapons Division
Keynote:  COL Raymond Nulk, U.S. Army, Program Executive Office for Ammunition / Project Manager Close Combat Systems

Energetic materials are critical to the mission of all the Services of the Department of Defense. Efforts are ongoing to reduce the environmental and human health issues associated with these materials and the processes by which they are synthesized. This session will highlight recent advances in the development of green energetic materials and efforts aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the production and use of current in-service energetics.


Session 4B - Advances in Green Energetics and Processes
Room B
StartEndTopic/TitleSpeakerOrganization
8:30 AM8:40 AM

Welcome & Introduction
Session Chair

Dr. Robin Nissan

U.S. Navy/ Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division

8:40 AM9:05 AM

Keynote: Lifecycle Environmental Impacts on Close Combat Munitions
Presentation

COL Raymond H. Nulk
Abstract

U.S. Army/ Office of the Project Manager Close Combat Systems

9:05 AM9:30 AM

Environmental Lifecycle Initiatives in Pyrotechnic Munitions
Presentation

Mr. Jim Wejsa
Abstract

U.S. Army/ Armament Research Development and Engineering Center

9:30 AM9:55 AM

Intelligent Design of Energetic Materials
Presentation

Dr. Margaret Hurley
Abstract

U.S. Army/ Army Research Laboratory

9:55 AM10:20 AM

BREAK



10:20 AM10:45 AM

Electrochemical Synthesis of Energetic Materials
Presentation

Dr. Tedd Lister
Abstract

U.S. DOE/ Idaho National Laboratory

10:45 AM11:10 PM

Biosynthesis of Precursors to Energetic Materials
Presentation

Dr. John Frost
Abstract

Draths Corporation

11:10 AM11:35 AM

New High-Nitrogen Compounds as Possible Replacements for RDX and HMX
Presentation

Dr. Tom Klapotke
Abstract

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich/ Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

11:35 AM11:45 AM

Discussion/Wrap-Up

Dr. Robin Nissan

 

 

SESSION 4C

Topic:  Umbrella Approaches to Species and Habitat Management
Chair:  Dr. Michael Rosenzweig, University of Arizona / Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Keynote:  Dr. Erica Fleishman, University of California - Santa Barbara / National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

An ecosystem-based approach to species and habitat management in part involves a more holistic view of the biotic and abiotic elements requiring management attention. Various umbrella approaches have been proposed conceptually as a replacement for single-species approaches but have received little empirical investigation to demonstrate their efficacy. This session will focus on the state of the science and significant remaining data gaps that if not addressed may preclude effective implementation of these approaches on DoD lands.


Session 4C - Umbrella Approaches to Species and Habitat Management
Room C
StartEndTopic/TitleSpeakerOrganization
8:30 AM8:40 AM

Welcome & Introduction
Session Chair

Dr. Michael Rosenzweig

University of Arizona/ Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

8:40 AM9:05 AM

Keynote: Application of Surrogate Approaches to Management of Public and Private Landscapes
Presentation

Dr. Erica Fleishman
Abstract

University of California, Santa Barbara/ National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

9:05 AM9:30 AM

Using Surrogate Species in Management and Conservation
Presentation

Dr. John Wiens
Abstract

The Nature Conservancy

9:30 AM9:55 AM

Behavioral Indicators as an Umbrella Approach to Wildlife Conservation and Management
Presentation

Dr. Joel Brown
Abstract

University of Illinois at Chicago/ Department of Biological Sciences

9:55 AM10:20 AM

BREAK



10:20 AM10:45 AM

The Northern Spotted Owl as an Umbrella Species for Late Seral Forests of the Pacific Northwest
Presentation

Dr. Barry Noon
Abstract

University of Illinois at Chicago/ Department of Biological Sciences

10:45 AM11:10 PM

Installations as Islands: Island Biogeography and Archipelago Approaches to Species and Habitat Management
Presentation

Dr. Mark Lomolino
Abstract

The State University of New York/ College of Environmental Science and Forestry

11:10 AM11:35 AM

Panel Discussion

All Speakers

 

11:35 AM11:45 AM

Wrap-Up

Dr. Michael Rosenzweig

 


 
 
 
 
 
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