September 3, 2019

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Nick Muenks to Present on Tools for Predicting Metal Bioavailability at 2019 Missouri Water Seminar

Nick Muenks (Missouri) will present "Biotic Ligland Model vs. Water Effects Ratio" at the Missouri Water Seminar at the Stoney Creek Conference Center in Columbia, Missouri at 10:55 a.m. on September 5, 2019.

Nick is a Senior Scientist based in Missouri with more than 15 years of experience addressing a diverse range of water quality issues such as remedial site investigations, stormwater characterization, agricultural and urban best management practice performance, watershed management, development of water quality-based effluent limitations, assessments of beneficial uses and their attainability, development of site-specific water quality criteria, and waste water impact evaluations. He routinely serves as a technical advisor for the design and implementation of innovative surface water monitoring systems.

The 2019 Missouri Water Seminar, offered in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' (MDNR) Water Protection Program, provides an opportunity to learn about important and timely water issues and network informally with regulators, environmental professionals, and sponsors.

The MDNR protects Missouri's air, land, water, and mineral resources; preserves unique natural and historic places; and provides recreational and learning opportunities, while promoting the environmentally sound operations of businesses, communities, agriculture, and industry for the benefit of all Missourians.


Title: Biotic Ligand Model vs. Water Effects Ratio
Speaker: Nick Muenks, Geosyntec
Time: Sept. 5, 2019 at 10:55 a.m.
The biotic ligand model (BLM) and Water Effects Ratio are tools that can mechanistically predict the bioavailability of a variety of metals under the large range of water chemistry conditions that are observed in nature. They can be used to develop site-specific water quality criteria for use in determining effluent permit limits, or other water quality assessments. Learn from case studies where these methods are being employed and which is most frequently more conservative.

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