Joseph M. Luty, PE

Technical Director


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Phone: (732) 584-6500


Location: Somerset, NJ

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Soil & Groundwater Investigation and Remediation

Wastewater Treatment Systems

Lifecycle Analysis and Optimization

Value Engineering

Regulatory Agency Interface and Client Advocacy

Environmental and Construction Permitting

Behavior-Based Health & Safety Program Implementation


BS, Chemical Engineering - Columbia University

Joseph M. Luty, PE

Technical Director

Mr. Luty has twenty-eight years’ experience building and leading remediation engineering teams and supporting large client program remediation projects in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Africa. He is a licensed New Jersey Professional Engineer with extensive environmental consulting and remediation management experience. He and his engineering teams have overseen the design, construction, and operations and maintenance (O&M) of in situ and ex situ remediation systems at current and former industrial facilities, petroleum refineries/terminals, and retail service stations. Mr. Luty is experienced with environmental and construction permitting, and his projects have excellent regulatory compliance records.


Mr. Luty works closely with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to prepare and present various environmental management continuing education classes, and  has co-authored NJDEP’s In Situ Remediation Design Considerations and Performance Monitoring Technical Guidance Document. Mr. Luty is also well-versed with behavior-based safety programs and coaching/mentoring staff.

representative projects
  • Technical lead and task manager for $8M cost-to-objective remediation of a former 100-acre petroleum and specialty chemicals terminal, including neighboring residential and industrial properties. Target contaminants include chlorobenzene, PCE, fuel oil/diesel, and gasoline hydrocarbons. Remediation includes operation of 300-gpm groundwater recovery/treatment system, 1,500-scfm soil vapor extraction system, 180-pound/day ozone sparge system, 750-scfm air sparge system, periodic in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) and bio nutrient injections, and other source area remediation systems. ISCO chemistry includes stabilized hydrogen peroxide and alkaline-activated sodium persulfate. Periodic remedial process optimization (RPO) reviews resulted in lifecycle cost reductions of over $500,000. Additional activities include remedial action reports (RARs), remedial action permit (RAP) applications, response action outcomes (RAOs) for soil and groundwater, permit reporting submittals, and periodic renewal applications.
  • Technical lead for groundwater chromium remediation at a former industrial site. Responsible for design, construction, start up, and O&M of large-scale in situ anaerobic bioremediation injection system on multiple properties to address plume reduction and migration control. Remediation includes a network of seven injection system trailers feeding molasses, emulsified vegetable oil, and calcium polysulfide into 150 injection wells. Activities include detailed engineering design, NJDEP discharge to groundwater permit-by-rule application, construction bid packages, system construction and installation, system start-up, ongoing OM&M, and routine interaction with site redevelopment stakeholders.
  • Lead engineer for remediation system O&M at an active chemical production plant. Activities include O&M of an existing 500-gpm groundwater recovery and treatment system using fluidized bed bioreactors for treatment of TBA and a 50-gpm groundwater recovery and treatment system using air stripping to treat carbon tetrachloride. Additional activities include design of a new carbon tetrachloride recovery and treatment system.
  • Remedial process optimization (RPO) study of multiple remediation systems operating at a 450-acre active petroleum storage terminal and former refinery. Systems included multiple on-site and property boundary groundwater/LNAPL recovery systems consisting of 75+ recovery wells and total process flow of 100+ gpm, with oil/water separators and bioreactor; a 6,000-scfm soil vapor extraction system; and an 80-gpm off-site hydraulic control system.
  • Technical lead for stack leachate collection system evaluation and supplemental moat underdrain/interceptor collection system design. Activities included leading a multidisciplinary team through review of the conceptual site model, engineering design, and construction as-builts to identify the root cause of the collection system design failure and selection of the remedy. Served as the liaison between the client technical team and company legal and senior leadership to support cost-recovery negotiations. Provided technical support to the project through implementation of the remedy.