OHJELMA - PROGRAM

SAASTUNEEN MAAPERÄN JA VEDEN PUHDISTUS BIOLOGISIN KEINOIN

BIOREMEDIATION OF CONTAMINATED SOIL AND GROUNDWATER

PORTHANIA, YLIOPISTOKATU 3, LECTURE ROOM Pl

THURSDAY 27.08.98, 14.00-18.00

14.00-14.10 Opening of the Symposium, Airi Laiho, Chairman of the Board.
14.10-15.00 Keynote speaker: Environmental Biotechnology for Launching the 21st Century. James Tiedje, Michigan State U., East Lansing

SESSION l: TRADITIONAL BIOREMEDIATION TECHNIQUES

15.00-15.50 Bioremediation by composting in biopiles Kirsten Jorgensen, SYKE, Helsinki
16.00~16.30 Coffee
16.30-17.20 Bioavailability:a main factor controlling biodegradation. Hauke Harms, Switzerland
17.20-18.10 Bioreactor Treatment of contaminated ground and soil water. Jaakko Puhakka, TTK, Tampere, Finland
18.30-20.00 Helsinki City reception, vanha Raatihuone, Aleksanterinkatu. 20
20.00-22.00 Wine and cheese- evening in Porthania

FRIDAY 28.08.98, 09.00-18.00

SESSION 2: THE USE OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS IN BIOREMEDIATON

09.00-09.10 Opening of the Second Symposium day.
09.10-10.00 Phytoextraction of heavy metals by plants. Ilya Raskin, Rutgers University, New Jersey.
10.00-10.50 Genetic engineering in the improvement of plants for phytoremediation of metal polluted soils. Sirpa Kärenlampi, University of Kuopio, Finland
10.50-11.30 Coffee
11.30-12.20 The role of decomposer animals in bioremediation of soils. Jari Haimi, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
12.20-13.10 The use of plant root systems in bioremediation. Kristina Lindström, Biocenter, Helsinki
13.10-14.10 LUNCH

SESSION 3: THE USE OF MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES FOR SITE EVALUATION AND REMEDIATION

14.10-15.00 Evaluation of intrinsic bioremediation of contaminated areas using key enzyme probes. Mirja Salkinoja-Salonen, Biocenter, Helsinki.
15.00-15.50 Monitoring of genetically modified microbes added to target soil. Janet Jansson, University of Stockholm, Sweden.
15.50-16.20 Coffee
16.20-17.10 Bioremediation of polluted industrial and military sites. Raivo Vilu, Estonia

SATURDAY 29.08.98,09.00-17.00

SESSION 4: ANAEROBIC TECHNIQUES/ APPLICATION SCALE REMEDIATION

09.00-09.10 Opening of the third day of the Symposium
09.10-10.00 Anaerobic decomposition of halogenated aromatics. Max Häggblom, Rutgers State University, USA
10.00-10.50 Anaerobic transformations and bioremediation of chlorinated solvents John Ferguson, University of Washington, USA
10.50-11.30 Coffee
11.30-12.20 Bioremediation of the Netherlands and state of the art of the Nicole network Johan van Veen, NICOLE-coordination, TNO, The Netherlands
12.20-13.10 Application scale bioremediation of contaminated soil and groundwater. Risto Valo, Maa ja Vesi Oy, Finland
13.10-14.00 Lunch

PUBLIC SESSION:

14.30-15.00 Gene technology: prospects, environmental effects and control Mervi Sibakov, TEKES, Helsinki
15.00-15.30 The limits of bioremediationcan they be broadened by the means of gene technology? Martin Romantschuk, Biocenter, Helsinki
15.30-16.00 The risks of bottom and sediment of the Kymijoki waterway Matti Verta, SYKE, Finland
16.00-16.30 Discussion / Press conference