Fellow Environmental Scientist/Engineer,
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA) hosts the Bioremediation Discussion
Group (BioGroup) on the Internet. The BioGroup consists of a moderated
mailing list serving nearly 1,300 members worldwide. The BioGroup was
established to provide a global forum for the discussion of intrinsic/
enhanced bioremediation topics. GZA hopes this forum provides a medium
to transfer technology, standardize biotreatability protocols, and
advance the science and engineering of bioremediation technologies.
GZA recognizes bioremediation is not a panacea for soil/groundwater
contamination; however, we feel it is an under-utilized remediation
technology, its limitations notwithstanding.
The forum was developed to be a springboard for the pursuit of
approaches to bioremediation. Because the success of the BioGroup is a
function of the participation of its members, GZA invites anyone with
experience and/or interest in bioremediation to join. Due to the
complexities of the biogeochemical processes that control contaminant
biotransformation, we welcome input from environmental engineers,
hydrogeologists, soil scientists, microbiologists, environmental
and all who wish to contribute to this important topic.
BioGroup postings are archived as a collaborative effort of the
University of Guelph Department of Environmental Biology, the National
Water Research Institute (Environment Canada), and GZA. The archive URL
To join the BioGroup, please visit http://biogroup.gzea.com, select
"Membership Info", and follow the directions therein. Members may
participate in either a non-digest mode (i.e., receive each message at
the time it is posted) or a digest mode (i.e., receive one message each
day summarizing all the postings of that day). There is no membership
Please direct any questions about the BioGroup to my attention.
I. Richard Schaffner, Jr., P.G.
Technical Specialist, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (http://www.gza.net)
Moderator, Bioremediation Discussion Group (http://biogroup.gzea.com)
E-mail: rschaffner at gzea.com