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Evan Cox, M.Sc.



Specialties

Site Investigation and Remediation

Groundwater Assessment and Remediation

Specialized In Situ Treatment Technology

 


Education

M.Sc., Microbiology, University of Waterloo, 1993 

B.Sc., Biology (Geology minor), University of Waterloo, 1991 


Primary Disciplines:
Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Hydrogeology,

Evan Cox, principal remediation scientist based in Guelph, Ontario, focuses on managing and directing soil and groundwater remediation projects dealing with emerging and recalcitrant contaminants. 

Practice Specialties
Mr. Cox has over 15 years of demonstrated experience in the development, feasibility evaluation and application of innovative in situ remediation technologies. These include monitored natural attenuation (MNA), enhanced in situ bioremediation (EISB), in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO), and metal-catalyzed reduction of chlorinated and recalcitrant chemicals in subsurface environments. 

Advancing the State-of-the-Practice
Mr. Cox continues to advance the state-of-the-practice by pioneering the use of the MNA and EISB technologies, including bioaugmentation for remediation of chlorinated solvents in porous media and fractured bedrock.  Expanding on these efforts, Mr. Cox has pioneered the use of EISB to treat rocket fuels such as perchlorate in soil and groundwater.  Mr. Cox directs demonstrations of ISCO using permanganate to treat chlorinated solvents in fractured bedrock groundwater, and demonstrations of zero-valent metal-catalyzed reduction of chlorinated solvents, explosives (RDX and TNT), and propulsion energetics (NDMA) in groundwater using both permeable reactive barrier (PRB) and nanoscale metallic particle approaches.  He works with private sector interests and government research programs such as DOD’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP).  As part of his pioneering in situ remediation research, development, and implementation work, he has authored over 30 professional publications and articles regarding the degradation of hazardous contaminants in subsurface environments, and has co-authored several guidance documents and educational courses on these subjects. 

Academic Accomplishments
Mr. Cox received his M.Sc. in microbiology and B.Sc in biology from the University of Waterloo.

Contact Mr. Cox at ecox@geosyntec.com

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Publications
Discussion of Environment vs. Bacteria, or, Let's Play, ‘Name that Bacteria’
Successful Bioaugmentation to Achieve Complete Dechlorination of Chlorinated Ethenes and Validation through Molecular Monitoring
Successful Field Demonstration of Bioaugmentation to Degrade PCE and TCE to Ethene. Bioaugmentation, Biobarriers, and Biogeochemistry
Field Demonstration of Biostimulation and Bioaugmentation for Remediation of Chlorinated Solvents in a Sand Aquifer
Nanoscale Zero Valent Iron: An Emerging Technology for In Situ Remediation of Halogenated Organics and Heavy Metals in Groundwater
Recent Advances in Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvents in Groundwater
Stimuleret in situ reduktiv deklorering. Vidensopsamling og screening af lokalitete
Simultaneous Treatment of Perchlorate, NDMA, and Chlorinated Solvents using Nanoscale Iron
Bioaugmentation to Enhanced Anaerobic Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvents in Groundwater: Six Case Studies
Rapid and Complete Treatment of Trichloroethene via Bioaugmentation in an Active Biobarrier
Assessment of Degradation Pathways in an Aquifer with Mixed Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Contamination using Stable Isotope Analysis
Perchlorate-Reducing Organisms Isolated from Contaminated Sites
A Survey of In Situ Bioremediation Applications for the Reduction of Perchlorate in Soil and Groundwater
In Situ Remediation of Rocket Fuels in Groundwater: Where do We Stand Today?”
Successful Field Demonstrations of Bioaugmentation to Remediate Trichloroethene in Groundwater
In Situ Bioremediation of Chlorinated and Non-Chlorinated VOCs in Landfill Groundwater Using a Sulfate Biobarrier
Comparison of Anaerobic Dechlorinating Enrichment Cultures Maintained on Tetrachloroethene, Trichloroethene
Carbon Isotopes as a Tool to Evaluate the Origin and Fate of Vinyl Chloride: Laboratory Experiments and Modeling of Isotope Evolution
Perchlorate in Groundwater: Scope of the Problem and Emerging Remedial Solutions
Successful Field Demonstration of Bioaugmentation to Degrade PCE and TCE to Ethene
Successful Demonstration of In Situ Bioremediation of Perchlorate in Groundwater
In Situ Bioremediation of Perchlorate-Contaminated Groundwater
Remediation Options for Pesticide-Contaminated Groundwater: Results of a Biotreatability Study
Designing Aqueous Amendment Delivery Systems for In-Situ Groundwater Remediation
In-Situ Bioremediation of Perchlorate: Comparison of Results from Multiple Field Demonstrations
The Need for Bioaugmentation After Thermal Treatmetn of a TCE-Contaminated Aquifer: Laboratory Experiments
Temperature Dependence of Anaerobic TCE-Dechlorination in a Highly Enriched Dehalococcoides-Containing Culture
Concurrent Ethene Generation and Growth of Dehalococcoides Containing Vinyl Choloride Reductive Dehalogenase Genes During an Enhanced Reductive Dechlorination Field Demonstration
Bioaugmentation for Remediation of Chlorinated Ethenes: Technology Development, Status, and Research Needs
Electrokinetic Technology for Innovative Bioremediation Amendment Delivery and Bioaugmentation Strategy
Electrokinetic (EK)-enhanced Bioaugmentation for Remediation of Chlorinated Solvent Contaminated Clay