Mary deFlaun is a Senior Principal Environmental Microbiologist based in New Jersey with more than 25 years of experience remediating recalcitrant organics and metals, including monitored natural attenuation (MNA), enhanced in situ bioremediation (EISB), in situ chemical reduction (ISCR), and biosequestration of metals.
As a member of the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council’s (ITRC) BioDNAPL group, she was involved in drafting their technical and regulatory guidance, including “Bioremediation of Chlorinated Ethene DNAPL,” and was a trainer for the guidance document. Mary serves as a technical consultant for innovative remedial technologies at Superfund sites in the northeastern U.S. and across the country. She also develops and implements R&D programs related to the optimization of in situ hazardous waste treatment processes, including the development of an in situ arsenic biostabilization technology under the SERDP/ESTCP research and development program.
Mary has designed and conducted numerous bench-scale and pilot-scale treatability studies and has taken numerous innovative technologies to field-scale. Her experience also includes multiple projects involving the development of bioreactors for the treatment of inorganic constituents such as perchlorate, nitrate, chromate, sulfate and arsenic. She is also a Professor at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa, and has over 60 peer-reviewed publications.