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2017 EREF Leachate Summit at WasteExpo

May 8, 2017


Focus on Leachate Treatment & Management

EREF is proud to partner with Waste360 to deliver a brand new, one day event focused on landfill leachate at WasteExpo 2017. The EREF Summit will bring together practicing engineers, academics, industry professionals, government personnel, and policy makers for in-depth discussions on topics related to landfill leachate treatment and management.

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What can you expect from an EREF Summit?

  • EREF Summits are focused on a single topic, which allows a ‘deep dive’ into issues central to that topic.  The EREF Summit at WasteExpo’s focus in 2017 is leachate management, which represents one of the biggest challenges and operating costs for landfill owners today.
  • The Summit provides an intimate setting for networking as well as representation from all facets of the industry – landfill owners, consultants, equipment providers, municipalities, governmental agencies.
  • Sit in on talks that inform, not sell.  Summit meetings are entirely focused on science/data driven discussions from cutting edge research institutions and top technical experts in the industry.
  • All attendees will receive certificates of attendance for professional development purposes.  EREF is approved in all 50 states as a continuing education provider for licensed Professional Engineers.


What does your EREF Summit registration include?

  • 1 ticket to the WasteExpo Welcome Reception (Monday, May 8, 6:30-9:30pm at Generations Hall)
  • 3 days of the WasteExpo exhibit hall
  • 2 days of the Waste360 Healthcare Waste Conference Tabletop exhibits


Summit Agenda

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Monday, May 8, 2017

8:30 am to 10:00 am

EREF Welcome and State of Leachate Management and Treatment in the U.S.
    Bryan Staley and Stephanie Bolyard – Environmental Research & Education Foundation

Leachate Treatment and Management: An Industry Perspective
    Michael Darnell – Republic Services
    Kurt Shaner – Waste Connections

10:00 am to 10:30 am

Networking Break

10:30 am to 11:00 am

Leachate Treatment in an Era of Enhanced Discharge Limits
     Patrick Stanford – Rochem Americas, Inc.

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Panel on Leachate Technologies:

Moderator: Steve Menoff – Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Overview of On-Site Treatment Processes
     Stephanie Bolyard – Environmental Research & Education Foundation

Integrated Forward Osmosis – Microbial Desalination Cell Technique for Enhanced Treatment
    Syeed Iskander – Virginia Tech

High Ammonia Leachate Treatment: A Focus on Membrane and Evaporative Systems
     Benjamin Sparrow – Saltworks

Membrane Blinding – A Case Study on How to Regain (and Maintain) Sight
     Arie Kremen – Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC.

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm


1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Leachate Management: Responding to the Unexpected
     Brian Brazil – Waste Management

Challenges and Solutions for Leachate Disposal for a Large Landfill Site in South Carolina
     Bob Johnston – CB&I

Emerging Contaminants and Landfill Leachate: Trends and Technologies Regarding Perfluorinated Compounds
     Scott Grieco – O’Brien & Gere

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm


3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Simultaneous Recovery of Nutrients and Treatment of Landfill Leachate Using Innovative Technologies
     Ramesh Goel – University of Utah

Characterization of UV Quenching Substances in Leachates from Elevated Temperature Landfills
     Renzun Zhao – Lamar University

Impacts of Elevated Temperature Landfill Liquids on Biological Treatment Processes
     Kevin Torrens – Brown and Caldwell


Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Click here for a list of sponsorship opportunities. For more information or to secure your sponsorship, please contact Waste360’s Renie Mayfield at Renie.mayfield (at) penton.com.


May 8, 2017
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Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
901 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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