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					               Petroleum Environmental Research Forum (PERF)
                    Industry-University Collaboration Meeting
                              November 17-19, 2009



Rice University, Houston, Texas
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
2:00 - 5:00         PERF Research Managers DG (Invitation Only) Aramco Services
                    Company, 9009 West Loop South, Houston, TX
3:00 - 6:00         PERF Board Meeting (Invitation Only) Aramco Services Company, 9009
                    West Loop South, Houston, TX
7:00 - 10:00        PERF Board Dinner (Invitation Only)


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Rice University Campus, Duncan Hall, McMurtry Auditorium, 1st Floor


7:30 - 8:00          On-Site Meeting Check-In/Packet Pickup and Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:10         Welcome, Safety Moment and Introduction: Robert Finley, Aramco
                    Services Company (PERF Vice Chairman)

8:10 - 8:30         Todd Ririe, BP (PERF Chairman): “Overview of PERF”

8:30 - 9:10         Ramzi Hejazi, Saudi Aramco: “Saudi Aramco – Academia Research
                    Collaboration: A Win-Win Partnership”

9:10 - 9:50         Dr. Mason Tomson, Rice University: “Environmental Transport and
                    Impact of NanoParticles”

9:50 - 10:30        BREAK – Poster Presentations Open

10:30 -11:15        Dr. Shankar Chellam– University of Houston: “Electro-coagulation and
                    membrane filtration: emerging technologies for produced water treatment”

11:15 -12:00         Dr. Ron Turco - Purdue University "Agroecology and its role in Biofuel
                    Production"
12:00 - 1:15         Lunch
1:15 - 2:00         Dr. Simon Podkolzin, Stevens Institute: “Nanotechnology in
                    environmental applications: Wastewater treatment, remediation,
                    monitoring, & catalysis”

2:00 – 2:45         Dr. Dr. Qilin Li, Rice University: “Membrane fouling and fouling control”

2:45 – 3:30         Dr. Tahir Husain, Memorial University: “Risk-Based Remediation of
                    Contaminated Soil”

3:30 – 4:00         Break and Continuation of Poster Sessions

4:00 - 5:00          PERF Business Meeting and Project Proposals (open to all) – Todd Ririe
                    (PERF Chairman)

5:30 – 7:00         Reception hosted by Aramco Services Company



Thursday, November 19, 2009

Rice University Campus, Duncan Hall, McMurtry Auditorium, 1st Floor


7:30 - 8:00         On-Site Meeting Check-In/Packet Pickup and Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:10          Welcome/Opening Remarks/Safety Moment/Announcements – Robert
                    Finley (PERF Vice Chairman) and Todd Ririe (PERF Chairman)

8:10 - 8:45         Jim Findley, Saudi Aramco: “An Overview of Saudi Aramco
                    Environmental Technology Focus Team Activities”

8:45 - 9:20         John Veil, Argonne National Laboratory: “Introduction to the
                    University/National Laboratory Alliance”

9:20 -10:00         Diego Gomez, Rice University: “Biofuels: Microscopic and Macroscopic
                    Implications for Groundwater Pollution”

10:00 - 10:30       BREAK

10:30 - 11:15       Dr. Kerry Sublette, “Applications of bio-traps in demonstrating the in situ
                    biodegradation of hydrocarbons and fuel additives
11:15 – 12:00   Dr. John H. Rodgers, Jr., Clemson University: “Evaluating performance
                of a constructed wetland treatment system designed to decrease bio-
                available copper in a waste stream”

12:00 - 1:00    LUNCH

1:00 - 1:40     Dr. Monique Dube, University of Saskatchewan: “Aquatic Research
                Priorities in Canada – Moving Southern US Success Stories to Northern
                Climates”
1:40 – 2:20     Dr. Anna R. Armitage, Texas A&M Galveston: “The influence of soil
                source and wetland construction design on the restoration of emergent
                coastal marshes and aquatic habitats”

2:20 - 3:00     Michael D. Materne, Coastal Wetlands Plant Specialist, School of Plants,
                Environmental, and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton
                Rouge, LA: “Marsh by Design: engineering and biological synergy”

3:00 – 3:30     BREAK

3:30- 4:30      Breakout Discussion Group Meetings/ Report out on Breakout Sessions

4:30 - 5:00     Summary and close: Todd Ririe, PERF Chairman
5:00            Adjourn

				
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