Monday, September 25 – Friday, September 29 Roux will be presenting at the 14th International Phytotechnologies Conference (IPC), taking place in Montréal, Canada. Since 2004, the International Phytotechnology Society’s (IPS) annual conferences have been an opportunity for research scientists, engineers, industrials, and practitioners from all over the world to present recent advances in the field of phytotechnologies, i.e. strategic uses of plants and related microorganisms to address environmental issues.
On Tuesday, September 26th, Roux’s Kelly Coulon, Senior Engineer, will be presenting on Natural Colonization in Phytoremediation and Habitat Restoration Projects as part of the Conference’s “Large Scale Phytotechnologies Field Projects” Session. This presentation reviews the role of natural colonization on several completed phytoremediation/habitat restoration projects in the New York City area, and discusses the steps taken to encourage the colonization of desirable (non-invasive) species.
The following day, Amanda Ludlow, Principal Scientist at Roux, will present on Maximizing the “Green” in Green and Sustainable Remediation (GSR) during the “Phytotechnologies: Role and Challenges” Session. Her presentation will highlight the Best Management Practices (BMPs) recognized in GSR which support the use of vegetation, and walk through a step-by-step quantitative comparison of two remediation alternatives: (1) risk-based phytoremediation cleanup versus (2) excavation and disposal.