Dr. Richard F. Carbonaro has worked as an environmental engineer for nearly twenty years, specializing in the fate and transport of contaminants in soil, groundwater and sediments. He consults on a range of topics related to hazardous site characterization and remediation including in-situ remediation of chlorinated solvents and inorganics, contaminant partitioning, fate and transport, groundwater geochemistry, and environmental forensics.
Dr. Carbonaro has a Ph.D. from the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, where he studied the sources, sinks, and speciation of chromium in heterogeneous media. He has developed numerical models for modeling chromium fate and transport in groundwater during in-situ remediation, and has worked on numerous chromium contaminated sites (see specific project experience below). He has published several peer-reviewed papers on transformations of chromium and other trace metals in aquatic systems and has been a presenter or co-author on over 60 presentations at technical conferences.
Dr. Carbonaro is also a faculty member within the Chemical Engineering Department of Manhattan College. As part of his work at Manhattan College, Dr. Carbonaro has managed several federally-funded research projects related to transport modeling of organic chemicals and metals in surface waters ad sediments, and partitioning of metals onto natural organic matter. He has taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in water chemistry, water treatment, fate and transport modeling of environmental contaminants, and environmental statistics.