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Battelle Applied Genomics Today

Battelle Applied Genomics Today

Featured Expert: Ramona Darlington: Senior Research Scientist

Ramona Darlington

Ramona Darlington is cleaning up for the U.S. Armed Forces and the oil & gas industry. A Senior Research Scientist and Remediation Engineer on the Battelle Environmental Remediation team, Ramona applies innovative remediation methods to some of today’s toughest contaminant challenges. Ramona designs remediation systems and manages implementation of remediation projects for Battelle clients. In her eight years with Battelle, she has designed and managed numerous remediation projects for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and oil & gas clients. Many of these projects have focused on chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons and emerging contaminants. Ramona brings extensive experience in soil and groundwater remediation, fate and transport, microbiology, geochemistry, compound specific isotope analysis and sustainability. Her remediation technology experience includes in situ chemical oxidation, bioremediation, biogeochemical transformation, anaerobic oxidation, air sparging/biosparging and chemical reduction. Her primary focus is on bioremediation, in which microbes directly break down contaminants, and biogeochemical transformation processes, in which microbes are used to stimulate a geochemical reaction to aid degradation. She is working to find new remediation methods for contaminants that do not respond to standard treatments.