October 23, 2019

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Dave Himmelheber and Russell Hyatt Presented at Stevens Institute of Technology on Sustainable Beneficial Use of Contaminated Dredged Material

Dave Himmelheber, Ph.D., P.E. (New Jersey) and Russell Hyatt (New York) co-presented a seminar at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey on sustainable beneficial use of contaminated dredged material on October 9, 2019.

Dave is a Principal Engineer based in the New Jersey area and specializes in contaminated sediment management and remediation and has served as project manager and design engineer on several major projects in the New York/New Jersey area.

Russell is a Project Engineer based in the New York office and specializes in dredge material management with an emphasis on dredge material treatment and beneficial use applications of treated dredge material. He also specializes in water quality monitoring design and implementation for environmental remediation projects involving waterway construction activities.

The seminar included a discussion of current dredged material processing and end-placement practices as well as innovative beneficial use alternatives that support local coastal resiliency and wetland restoration efforts. The presentation was part of the university's Hugo Neu Corporation Sustainability Seminar Series, which features speakers presenting on a variety of innovative technical solutions to challenges regarding sustainability and resiliency.

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Several contaminated sediment sites in the New York and New Jersey region are scheduled to undergo dredging-based remediation over the next 10 years. The end use of the dredged material is typically placement in a landfill, often times in locations across the U.S. and Canada, and transported by rail. Finding means of beneficially using the dredged sediment will improve the sustainability of the remediation efforts. Beneficial uses of dredged sediment was presented along with an example quantitative assessment of sustainability benefits associated with such applications.

More Information

About the event: https://www.stevens.edu/events/beneficial-use-dredged-sediments
About Stevens Institute of Technology: https://www.stevens.edu/about-stevens
For consultation regarding Contaminated Dredged Material, contact Dave Himmelheber at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Russell  Hyatt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Learn more about Dave: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-himmelheber-2a74372b/
Learn more about Russell: https://www.linkedin.com/in/russell-hyatt-00768327/