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Upcoming Events

    • September 27, 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • September 28, 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • California State Regional Water Quality Control Board, 2375 Northside Drive, Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92108


    September 27 - 28, 2016, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)

    California State Water Resources Control Board
    2375 Northside Drive, Suite 100

    San Diego, California 92108

    Note: This is a private class for California State Water Resources Control Board and other Cal EPA staff only. Please register internally. Please email us if you would like us to schedule a public class.


    Instructor: Erick McWayne, UC Davis Extension and NEMA


    Overview: This practical and engaging course provides a comprehensive overview of stormwater pollution chemistry and its applications to stormwater management and treatment. Topics include an overview of stormwater pollutant classes, sources, characteristics, transport and fate, source control, treatment best management practices (BMPs), BMP performance studies, recent research, and emerging technologies. Other topics include the potential for stormwater to cause groundwater and surface water contamination. Participant course evaluations average 4.8 out of 5 (96%) and often praise the instructor for his knowledge, teaching style, and enthusiasm.


    Course Topics

    General Stormwater Chemistry
      • Stormwater Chemistry Principles
      • Chemo/Pollutographs
      • Stormwater Monitoring
      • Grab versus Composite Sampling
      • Event Mean Concentrations
      • Pollutant Loads
      • Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET)
      • Managing First Flush
      • Sediment Chemistry
      • Common Pollutant Sources
      • Atmospheric Deposition
      • Contaminant Transport and Fate
      • Metal Pollutant Properties
      • Organic Pollutant Properties
      • Partitioning Coefficients
      • Complexation & Speciation
      • Cation Exchange
      • Redox Potential
      • Acidity (pH)
      • Alkalinity and Hardness
      • Conductivity

    Stormwater Pollutant Properties
      • Thermal Pollution
      • Solids (Turbidity, TS, TSS, TDS, and SSC)
      • Nanoparticles
      • Acid/Base Generating Material
      • Metals (Al, Ag, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Hg, Ni, Pb, Se, Sb, and Zn)
      • Salts and Other Minerals
      • Nutrients
      • Oxygen Demanding Pollutants
      • Oil and Grease
      • Antifreeze Glycols
      • Detergents, Soaps and Other Surfactants
    • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)

    Stormwater Pollutants (cont.)
        • Persistent Organic Pollutants
      • PAHs
      • PCBs
      • Phthalates
      • Pesticides and Degradates
      • Pathogens

    Stormwater Treatment Processes
      • Coagulation/Flocculation
      • Precipitation
      • Sedimentation
      • Flotation
      • Laminar Separation
      • Vortex Separation
      • Screening
      • Filtration
      • Sorption
      • Temperature Reduction
      • Acid/Base Neutralization
      • Volatilization
      • Disinfection
      • Biodegradation
      • Phytodegradation
      • Soil Processes
      • Infiltration


    BMP Effectiveness
      • BMP and LID Categories
      • BMP Selection Criteria
      • Performance Assessment
      • International BMP Database
      • Concentration Reduction
      • Load Reduction
      • Efficiency Ratio
      • Summation of Loads
      • Effluent Probability Method
      • Online vs. Offline Facilities
      • Low Impact Development
      • Treatment Trains
      • TAPE Approved BMPs
      • Zero Valent Iron Applications
      • Biochar Applications
      • Engineered Streambeds
      • Permeable Reactive Weirs


    Intended Audience: Professionals seeking an improved understanding of stormwater chemistry and its applications. Managers, scientists, field staff, regulators, and engineers working on stormwater and surface water quality projects will benefit from attending.

    Education Level: Introductory to intermediate/refresher.

    Course Materials: Course proceedings, worksheets, and reference material.


    Registration: Please register via the Cal EPA Water Board Training Academy system.

    Credit: 15 PDHs and 1.5 CEUs for completing 15 hours of instruction.

    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty-two years of professional experience in water quality management and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated surface water and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in contaminant chemistry, transport and fate, geochemistry, hydrogeology, remediation, stormwater and surface water management, and contaminant attenuation with both the University of California Davis and the National Environmental Management Academy. Between teaching and consulting, Erick develops surface water and stormwater treatment technologies. He holds two patents on permeable reactive weir technology.

    • October 06, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Cal EPA Water Resources Control Board HQ, 1001 I Street, 2nd Floor, Klamath Room, Sacramento, CA


    October 6, 2016, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (1 Day)
    California State Water Resources Control Board
    Second Floor, Klamath Room
    1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95812


    Note: This is a private class for California State Water Resources Control Board and other Cal EPA staff only. Please register internally. Please inquire by email if you would like to schedule a public class in your area.

    Overview: This refresher course provides a practical review of key environmental chemistry principles essential for understanding and predicting contaminant behavior in soil, sediment, surface water, and groundwater. The material is intended for environmental professionals seeking a quick review of chemistry principles.
     
    Course Topics: 
    Physical and Chemical Properties of Contaminants (S, Kd, Koc, Kow, Kh, Tb, Tm)

    Environmental Applications of the Periodic Chart

    Oxidizers, Reducers, and Oxidation States

    Mass-Based and Molar-Based Concentrations

    Covalent versus Ionic Bonding

    Empirical, Chemical, and Structural Formulas

    Lewis Dot Notation

    Predicting Molecular Geometry

    Solubility Rules, Precipitation, and Sedimentation
    Chemical Reactions, Kinetics, and Thermodynamics

    Stoichiometry

    Chemical Equilibrium and Limiting Reactants

    Redox Potential and pH

    Microbes and Terminal Electron Acceptors

    Polyatomic Oxoanions (nitrate, phosphate, perchlorate, etc.)

    Organic Molecules and IUPAC Nomenclature

    Common Soil and Water Quality Monitoring Parameters

    Predicting Contaminant Behavior


    Intended Audience: Environmental professionals seeking an improved understanding of environmental chemistry. The course will be especially helpful for those who have not had a chemistry refresher course in the last ten years.


    Education Level: Introductory/refresher to intermediate.

    Course Materials: Course proceedings, worksheets, and reference material.


    Registration: Please register via the Cal EPA Water Board Training Academy system.

    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty-two years of professional experience in water quality management and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated surface water and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in contaminant chemistry, transport and fate, geochemistry, hydrogeology, remediation, stormwater and surface water management, and contaminant attenuation with both the University of California Davis and the National Environmental Management Academy. Between teaching and consulting, Erick develops surface water and stormwater treatment technologies. He holds two patents on permeable reactive weir technology.

    • October 11, 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 12, 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board, 1001 I Street, 2nd floor, Klamath Room, Sacramento, CA 95814

    October 11 - 12, 2016, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)

    Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board
    1001 I Street, 2nd floor, Klamath Room
    Sacramento, California 95814


    Note: This is a private class for California State Water Resources Control Board and other Cal EPA staff only. Please register internally. Please inquire by email if you would like to schedule a public class in your area.

    Instructor: Erick McWayne, NEMA, LLC

    Overview: This course provides the practical knowledge and skills necessary to effectively assess, clean up, and manage contaminated sites. The course begins with an overview of chemical partitioning and hydrogeology, and concludes with in-depth coverage of petroleum, chlorinated solvents, and metals contamination.

    Course Topics:

    Contaminant Chemistry Overview

    • Functional Groups, Chemical Properties, and Hazards

    Transport Mechanisms

    • Advection

    • Mechanical Dispersion

    • Diffusion (Chemical Dispersion)

    • Effective Solubility

    3- and 4-Phase Equilibrium Partitioning

    • Adsorption and Absorption

    • Applications of Kd, Koc, foc, Kow, and KH

    • NAPL and the One Percent Rule

    • Molar Fraction Calculation

    • Contaminant Mass Fraction Calculation

    • Residual Saturation Calculation

    Groundwater Transport

    • Hydrogeology Review

    • Three Point Problem

    • Contaminant Velocity Calculations

    Nonaqueous Phase Liquid (NAPL) Transport

    • Capillary Fringe Interactions and Smear Zones

    • Estimating LNAPL Thickness from Well Free Product

    • Estimating DNAPL Critical Height

    Vapor Transport

    • Contaminant Vapor Properties and Behavior

    • Henry's Law Partitioning
     

    Vapor Transport (cont.)

    • Vapor Diffusion and Air-Filled Porosity

    • Barometric Pumping

    Natural Attenuation

    • Natural Attenuation Processes

    • Biodegradation Pathways for Common Contaminants

    Focus on Hydrocarbon Contamination

    • Gasoline and Diesel Chemistry

    • BTEX, Oxygenates, and Additives

    • Ethanol Cosolvation and Plume Elongation

    • Geochemical Indicators of Natural Attenuation

    • Plume Behavior and Zones

    Focus on Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Contamination

    • Chlorinated Solvent Chemistry

    • Plume Behavior Classification

    • Degradation Pathways

    • Geochemical Indicators of Natural Attenuation

    Focus on Metal Contaminants

    • Mobility, pH, and Amphoterism

    • Dissolved and Particulate Forms

    • Cation/Anion Exchange and Variably Charged Soils

    • Complexation, Chelation, and Ligands

    • Hydrated Metals as Acids


    Education Level: Introductory to intermediate/refresher.

    Course Materials: Course proceedings, worksheets, and reference material.

    Registration: Please register via the Cal EPA Water Board Training Academy system.

    Credit: 15 PDHs and 1.5 CEUs for completing 15 hours of instruction.

    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty-two years of professional experience in water quality management and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated surface water and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in contaminant chemistry, transport and fate, geochemistry, hydrogeology, remediation, stormwater and surface water management, and contaminant attenuation with both the University of California Davis and the National Environmental Management Academy. Between teaching and consulting, Erick develops surface water and stormwater treatment technologies. He holds two patents on permeable reactive weir technology.

    • October 20, 2016
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • October 21, 2016
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • California State Water Resources Control Board, 2375 Northside Drive, Suite 100, San Diego, California 92108


    October 20 - 21, 2016, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Day Course)

    Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board
    2375 Northside Drive, Suite 100

    San Diego, California 92108



    Note: This is a private class for California State Water Resources Control Board and other Cal EPA staff only. Please register internally. Please inquire by email if you would like to schedule a public class in your area.


    Overview: This course provides a practical overview of the transport and fate, and natural attenuation of metals in soil and groundwater using the "Scenarios Approach". The Scenarios Approach was developed by the Savannah River National Laboratory in 2011 to provide a quick and easy framework for improving the assessment and remediation of inorganic contaminated sites. The Scenarios Approach is based on the interpretation of plume geochemistry, geochemical gradients, and specific inorganic contaminant behavior in various geochemical settings (e.g., Cr(VI) instability under low redox conditions). Understanding the various geochemical scenarios present within a plume provides an improved method for predicting metal contaminant transport and fate, and implementing effective remediation strategies.

    Course Topics:
    Principles of Metal Behavior in Soil and Groundwater

    Overview of the Scenarios Approach

    Source Configurations

    Designating Plume Segments

    Scenario Indicator Parameters:
    • Oxidation-Reduction Potential
    • Cation Exchange Capacity
    • Soil Iron Oxide Content
    Primary Modifying Factors:
    • pH
    • Total Dissolved Solids
    • Sulfur Species
    • Carbonate Alkalinity
    Secondary Modifying Factors:
    • Facilitated Transport
    • Source Type
    • Hydrogeology
    • Travel Time to Receptors
     
    Biogeochemical Gradients

    Six Scenario Behavior of
    :
    • Chromium (III)
    • Chromium (VI)
    • Cadmium
    • Copper
    • Lead
    • Nickel
    • Zinc
    • Arsenic
    • Selenium
    • Nitrate
    • Perchlorate
    Mercury Behavior

    Attenuation Conceptual Models


    U.S. EPA's Tiered Approach

    Data and Plume Analysis Tools

    Cost Influencing Factors

    Enhanced Metal Attenuation

    Remediation Technologies

    Considerations for Mine Sites

    Intended Audience: This course is intended for site managers, agency staff, and engineers seeking an improved understanding of metal transport and fate, attenuation, and remediation in soil and groundwater.

    Education Level: Introductory to intermediate/refresher.

    Course Materials: Course proceedings, worksheets, and reference material.


    Registration: Please register via the Cal EPA Water Board Training Academy system.

    Credit: 15 PDHs and 1.5 CEUs for completing 15 hours of instruction.

    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty-two years of professional experience in water quality management and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated surface water and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in contaminant chemistry, transport and fate, geochemistry, hydrogeology, remediation, stormwater and surface water management, and contaminant attenuation with both the University of California Davis and the National Environmental Management Academy. Between teaching and consulting, Erick develops surface water and stormwater treatment technologies. He holds two patents on permeable reactive weir technology.


    • November 01, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Department of Ecology Building, 1250 West Alder Street, Union Gap, WA 98903


    November 1, 2016, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (1 Day)
    Washington State Department of Ecology
    Central Regional Office
    1250 West Alder Street, Union Gap, WA 98903 [directions]


    Note: This training is open to all local, county, state, and federal government staff only.

    Overview:
    This refresher course provides a practical review of key environmental chemistry principles essential for understanding and predicting contaminant behavior in soil, sediment, surface water, and groundwater. The material is intended for environmental professionals seeking a quick review of chemistry principles.
     
    Course Topics: 
    Physical and Chemical Properties of Contaminants (S, Kd, Koc, Kow, Kh, Tb, Tm)

    Environmental Applications of the Periodic Chart

    Oxidizers, Reducers, and Oxidation States

    Mass-Based and Molar-Based Concentrations

    Covalent versus Ionic Bonding

    Empirical, Chemical, and Structural Formulas

    Lewis Dot Notation

    Predicting Molecular Geometry

    Solubility Rules, Precipitation, and Sedimentation
    Chemical Reactions, Kinetics, and Thermodynamics

    Stoichiometry

    Chemical Equilibrium and Limiting Reactants

    Redox Potential and pH

    Microbes and Terminal Electron Acceptors

    Polyatomic Oxoanions (nitrate, phosphate, perchlorate, etc.)

    Organic Molecules and IUPAC Nomenclature

    Common Soil and Water Quality Monitoring Parameters

    Predicting Contaminant Behavior


    This class is immediately followed by the Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Principles and Applications training.

    Intended Audience: Environmental professionals seeking an improved understanding of environmental chemistry. The course will be especially helpful for those who have not had a chemistry refresher course in the last five years.


    Education Level: Introductory/refresher to intermediate.

    Course Materials: Course proceedings, worksheets, and reference material.


    Credit: 7.5 PDHs and 0.75 CEUs for completing 7.5 hours of instruction.


    Registration: $295 (Save $50 per person when registering a group of two or more - $245 Ecology staff and group rate). You may register online or by calling us toll-free at (800) 385-0783.


    Hotel Accommodations: Click here for a map of nearby hotels.


    Parking: Free on site parking.

    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty-two years of professional experience in water quality management and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated surface water and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in contaminant chemistry, transport and fate, geochemistry, hydrogeology, remediation, stormwater and surface water management, and contaminant attenuation with both the University of California Davis and the National Environmental Management Academy. Between teaching and consulting, Erick develops surface water and stormwater treatment technologies. He holds two patents on permeable reactive weir technology.

    • November 02, 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • November 03, 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Department of Ecology Building, 1250 West Alder Street, Union Gap, WA 98903


    November 2 - 3, 2016, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)

    Washington State Department of Ecology
    Central Regional Office
    1250 West Alder Street, Union Gap, WA 98903 [directions]


    Note: This training is open to all local, county, state, and federal government staff only.

    Overview
    :
    This practical and engaging course provides a comprehensive overview of common surface water and stormwater pollutant sources and characteristics, contaminant behavior, treatment processes, current research, and emerging treatment technologies. Course sections are applicable to professionals working in surface water and stormwater quality management. The topics provide essential information for understanding and managing water pollutants for environmental protection and permit compliance.


    Course Topics

    Surface Water & Stormwater Chemistry
      • Pollutant Types & Sources
      • Pollutant Transport & Fate
      • Atmospheric Deposition

      • Contaminant Partitioning
      • Organic Pollutant Properties
      • Metal Pollutant Properties
      • Cation Exchange
      • Complexation & Speciation
      • Ion Precipitation
      • Particle Settling
      • Water Quality Monitoring

      • Redox Potential
      • Acidity (pH)
      • Alkalinity
      • Hardness
      • Conductivity

      • Grab versus Composite Sampling
      • Event Mean Concentrations (EMCs)
      • Pollutant Loading
      • Chemo/Pollutographs
      • Managing First Flush
      • Sediment Chemistry
      • Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET)

    Pollutant Properties
      • Thermal Pollution
      • Solids (Turbidity, TS, TSS, and SSC)

      • Total Dissolved Solids
      • Nanoparticles
      • Acid/Base Generating Material
      • Metals (Al, Ag, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Hg, Ni, Pb, Se, Sb, and Zn)

      • Road Salts

      • Nitrogen
      • Phosphorus

    Pollutant Properties (cont.)

      • Oxygen Demanding Pollutants
      • Petroleum Products
      • Antifreeze Glycols

      • Detergents, Soaps & Other Surfactants
      • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)
      • Persistent Organic Pollutants

      • PBDEs
      • PAHs
      • PCBs
      • Phthalates
      • Pesticides & Degradates
      • Pathogens

    Treatment Processes

      • Coagulation/Flocculation
      • Precipitation
      • Sedimentation
      • Flotation
      • Laminar Separation
      • Vortex Separation
      • Screening
      • Filtration
      • Sorption
      • Temperature Reduction
      • Acid/Base Neutralization
      • Volatilization
      • Disinfection
      • Biodegradation
      • Phytodegradation
      • Infiltration

      • Soil Reactions

      • Zero Valent Iron (ZVI)

      • Activated Carbon & Biochar

      • Hyporheic Flow

      • Engineered Streambeds
      • Permeable Reactive Weirs

    Groundwater Protection


    Intended Audience: Water quality professionals seeking an improved understanding of surface water and stormwater pollutants, and their associated behavior and treatment. Scientists, engineers, enforcement staff, program managers, and permit writers will benefit from attending.


    Education Level: Introductory to intermediate. Current research and advanced topics are included to ensure all experience levels benefit from attending. This course is preceded by the one day Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals course.


    Course Materials: Course proceedings and reference material.

    Credit: 15 PDHs and 1.5 CEUs for completing 15 hours of instruction.

    Registration: $495 (save $100 per person when registering a group of two or more  - $395 Ecology staff and group rate). Register online or by calling us at (800) 385-0783.

    Accommodations: Click here for a map of nearby hotels.

    Parking: Free on site.

    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty-two years of professional experience in water quality management and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated surface water and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in contaminant chemistry, transport and fate, geochemistry, hydrogeology, remediation, stormwater and surface water management, and contaminant attenuation with both the University of California Davis and the National Environmental Management Academy. Between teaching and consulting, Erick develops surface water and stormwater treatment technologies. He holds two patents on permeable reactive weir technology.


    • November 09, 2016
    • 8:00 AM (EST)
    • November 10, 2016
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Days Inn Penn State, 240 South Pugh Street, State College, Pennsylvania, 16801


    November 9 - 10, 2016, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Day Course)

    Days Inn Penn State - Sylvan Room
    240 South Pugh Street
    State College, PA 16801
    [directions]

    Overview:  This course provides participants with an improved understanding of soil and groundwater remediation technologies and their applications to site restoration. The technologies covered focus on both organic and inorganic contaminants. Participants will learn effective soil and groundwater remediation strategies, and the strengths and weaknesses of various technologies.

    Course Topics:

    Principles of Site Remediation


    Contaminant Processes

    • Partitioning
    • Solute Transport
    • Physiochemical Processes
    • Biological Processes

    Physical Treatment Technologies

    • Free Product Recovery
    • Pump and Treat
    • Soil Vapor Extraction
    • Air Sparging
    • Groundwater Circulation Wells
    • Multiphase Extraction
    • Induced Fracturing
    • Soil Heating
    • Isolation and Confinement
    • Mechanical Separation

    Chemical Treatment Technologies

    • Precipitation
    • Chemical Oxidation and Reduction
    • Stabilization and Solidification
    • Adsorption and Ion Exchange
    • Electrochemical Processes
    • Chemical Leaching and Solvent Extraction
    Soil Flushing and Washing
     

    Redox and Precipitation Technologies

    • Redox Reaction Approaches
    • Precipitation Approaches
    • Redox and Precipitation in Natural Systems

    Permeable Reactive Barriers

     

    Bioremediation

    • Biosparging
    • Bioventing
    • Biostimulation
    • Bioaugmentation
    • Biological Fixation
    • Bioreactors
    • Enzyme Catalyzed Treatment
    • Monitored Natural Attenuation

    Mycoremediation

    • Saprotrophic Fungi Processes
    • Mycorrhizal Fungi Processes

    Phytoremediation

    • Phytoremediation Processes
    • Inorganic Contaminants
    • Organic Contaminants

    Metal-Specific Remediation Technologies


    Intended Audience:  This course is intended for environmental professionals seeking an improved understanding of soil and groundwater remediation principles and technologies applicable to inorganic and organic contaminants.

    Education Level: Fundamental and intermediate topics will be covered.

    Course Materials: Course proceedings and reference material.

    Credit: 15 PDHs or 1.5 CEUs for completing 15 hours of instruction.

    Registration: $495 ($395 government rate and group rate when registering two or more people from the same firm or agency). You may register online or by calling us at 800-385-0783.
     
    Hotel Accommodations: Days Inn Penn State (workshop location). Click here for a map of nearby hotels.

    Parking: Free on site.

    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty-two years of professional experience in water quality management and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated surface water and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in contaminant chemistry, transport and fate, geochemistry, hydrogeology, remediation, stormwater and surface water management, and contaminant attenuation with both the University of California Davis and the National Environmental Management Academy. Between teaching and consulting, Erick develops surface water and stormwater treatment technologies. He holds two patents on permeable reactive weir technology.

    • December 08, 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • December 09, 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board, 320 West Fourth Street, Suite 200, Los Angeles, California 90013

    December 8 - 9, 2016, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)

    Cal EPA, State Water Resources Control Board
    320 West Fourth Street, Suite 200
    Los Angeles, California 90013


    Note: This is a private class for California State Water Resources Control Board and other Cal EPA staff only. Please register internally. Please inquire by email if you would like to schedule a public class in your area.

    Instructor: Erick McWayne, NEMA, LLC

    Overview: This course provides the practical knowledge and skills necessary to effectively assess, clean up, and manage contaminated sites. The course begins with an overview of chemical partitioning and hydrogeology, and concludes with in-depth coverage of petroleum, chlorinated solvents, and metals contamination.

    Course Topics:

    Contaminant Chemistry Overview

    • Functional Groups, Chemical Properties, and Hazards

    Transport Mechanisms

    • Advection

    • Mechanical Dispersion

    • Diffusion (Chemical Dispersion)

    • Effective Solubility

    3- and 4-Phase Equilibrium Partitioning

    • Adsorption and Absorption

    • Applications of Kd, Koc, foc, Kow, and KH

    • NAPL and the One Percent Rule

    • Molar Fraction Calculation

    • Contaminant Mass Fraction Calculation

    • Residual Saturation Calculation

    Groundwater Transport

    • Hydrogeology Review

    • Three Point Problem

    • Contaminant Velocity Calculations

    Nonaqueous Phase Liquid (NAPL) Transport

    • Capillary Fringe Interactions and Smear Zones

    • Estimating LNAPL Thickness from Well Free Product

    • Estimating DNAPL Critical Height

    Vapor Transport

    • Contaminant Vapor Properties and Behavior

    • Henry's Law Partitioning
     

    Vapor Transport (cont.)

    • Vapor Diffusion and Air-Filled Porosity

    • Barometric Pumping

    Natural Attenuation

    • Natural Attenuation Processes

    • Biodegradation Pathways for Common Contaminants

    Focus on Hydrocarbon Contamination

    • Gasoline and Diesel Chemistry

    • BTEX, Oxygenates, and Additives

    • Ethanol Cosolvation and Plume Elongation

    • Geochemical Indicators of Natural Attenuation

    • Plume Behavior and Zones

    Focus on Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Contamination

    • Chlorinated Solvent Chemistry

    • Plume Behavior Classification

    • Degradation Pathways

    • Geochemical Indicators of Natural Attenuation

    Focus on Metal Contaminants

    • Mobility, pH, and Amphoterism

    • Dissolved and Particulate Forms

    • Cation/Anion Exchange and Variably Charged Soils

    • Complexation, Chelation, and Ligands

    • Hydrated Metals as Acids


    Education Level: Introductory to intermediate/refresher.

    Course Materials: Course proceedings, worksheets, and reference material.

    Registration: Please register via the Cal EPA Water Board Training Academy system.

    Credit: 15 PDHs and 1.5 CEUs for completing 15 hours of instruction.

    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty-two years of professional experience in water quality management and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated surface water and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in contaminant chemistry, transport and fate, geochemistry, hydrogeology, remediation, stormwater and surface water management, and contaminant attenuation with both the University of California Davis and the National Environmental Management Academy. Between teaching and consulting, Erick develops surface water and stormwater treatment technologies. He holds two patents on permeable reactive weir technology.

Past Events

September 13, 2016 Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Principles and Applications - Spokane, WA
September 12, 2016 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Spokane, WA
August 30, 2016 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Contaminated Sites (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Cal EPA Water Resources Control Board HQ, Sacramento, CA
August 09, 2016 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater - A Focus On Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - California State Water Resources Control Board, Sacramento, CA
June 29, 2016 Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Principles and Applications - Spokane, WA
June 28, 2016 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Spokane, WA
June 15, 2016 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Contaminated Sites (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Kirkland, WA
June 09, 2016 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Contaminated Sites (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Sacramento, CA
May 18, 2016 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Contaminated Sites (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Anchorage, AK
May 10, 2016 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Sacramento, CA
May 04, 2016 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry Principles and Applications - Urban Drainage and Flood Control District, Denver, CO
May 03, 2016 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Contaminated Sites (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Denver, CO
April 05, 2016 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Oakland, CA
March 24, 2016 Roadway Runoff Pollutants, BMP Selection, and Performance Training Course - Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RI DOT) - Providence, RI
March 17, 2016 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater Course: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Attenuation (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality, Richmond, VA
March 09, 2016 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Bellevue, WA
March 08, 2016 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Bellevue, WA
February 25, 2016 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater Course: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Attenuation (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Austin, TX
February 23, 2016 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Austin, TX
January 27, 2016 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Bellevue, WA
December 03, 2015 Stormwater Treatment Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness - Pasadena, CA
November 17, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Fort Collins, CO
November 04, 2015 Metal Attenuation in Soil and Groundwater: Applying the Six Scenarios Approach to Inorganic Attenuation (U.S. DOE 2011) Training Course - Bellevue, WA
October 22, 2015 Principles of Hawaii Hydrogeology, and Contaminant Transport and Fate in Fractured Basalt with Red Hill Case Study - Honolulu, HI
October 21, 2015 Petroleum Transport and Fate in Fractured Basalt: Applications to the Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility Training Session - NAVFAC, Honolulu, HI
October 14, 2015 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater - A focus on petroleum, chlorinated solvents, and metals - California Dept. of Toxics Substance Control, Sacramento, CA
October 05, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Philadelphia, PA
October 01, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Baltimore, MD
September 23, 2015 2015 Science and Technology Update for Managers of Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Sites: The Latest Research on Assessment, Attenuation, and Remediation - Bellevue, WA
September 15, 2015 Introduction to ArcGIS 10 for Environmental Professionals: Principles of GIS Mapping and Data Analysis - Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
June 08, 2015 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Philadelphia, PA
June 04, 2015 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Harrisburg, PA
June 02, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Harrisburg, PA
May 14, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Sacramento, CA
April 28, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry Principles and Applications - Denver, CO
April 15, 2015 HDOH Internal Red Hill Petroleum Spill Training Session (Private) - Honolulu, HI
April 13, 2015 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Honolulu, HI
March 25, 2015 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Olympia, WA
March 24, 2015 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Olympia, WA
March 19, 2015 Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Transport, Fate, and Natural Attenuation - Merrillville, IN
March 17, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Lansing, MI
February 26, 2015 Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater Training: Focus on Chlorinated Solvent and Petroleum Remediation with MNA - Bellevue, WA
February 18, 2015 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Oakland, CA
February 17, 2015 Private Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry Short Course - SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, Oakland, CA
January 22, 2015 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Honolulu, HI
January 15, 2015 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater Training: A Focus on Petroleum, Chlorinated Solvents, and Metals - Bellevue, WA
January 14, 2015 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Bellevue, WA
December 09, 2014 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Providence, RI
December 04, 2014 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Philadelphia, PA
December 02, 2014 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Alexandria, VA
October 28, 2014 Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Bellevue, WA
September 09, 2014 Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater Training: Focus on Petroleum and Solvent Cleanup with MNA
June 03, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - CalEPA Office, Riverside, CA
May 14, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - Cal EPA Office, Sacramento, CA
April 15, 2014 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater: A focus on petroleum, chlorinated solvents, and metals - Cal EPA, Sacramento, CA
March 26, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - Missouri DNR Office, Jefferson, MO
March 12, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry Principles for Local Source Control Specialists - Tacoma, WA
February 25, 2014 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater - A focus on petroleum, chlorinated solvents, and metals
February 19, 2014 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater - A focus on petroleum, chlorinated solvents, and metals
January 28, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management, Denver, Colorado, January 28 - 29, 2014
January 15, 2014 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management, Austin, Texas, January 15 - 16, 2014
December 04, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 22 - 23, 2015
November 06, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management, Portland, Oregon, November 6 - 7, 2013
October 30, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management - Indianapolis, IN
October 28, 2013 Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Transport, Fate, and Natural Attenuation, MSECA Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN
October 09, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Management, Anchorage, Alaska, October 9 - 10, 2013
September 24, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Management, Austin, Texas, September 24 - 25, 2013
September 19, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Management, Richmond, Virginia, September 19 - 20, 2013
August 27, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Storm Water Treatment and Management, Franklin, TN
June 13, 2013 Petroleum Hydrocarbon Transport, Fate, and Natural Attenuation, June MSECA Meeting, Indianapolis, IN
June 11, 2013 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater - A focus on petroleum, chlorinated solvents, and metals, Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management (IDEM), Indianapolis, IN
March 19, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry Principles and Applications Workshop, Sacramento, CA
March 18, 2013 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals - Sacramento, CA
February 27, 2013 Stormwater Chemistry Principles and Applications Workshop, Seattle, WA, Feb. 27 - 28, 2013
February 04, 2013 Contaminated Site Management Training Series in Indianapolis, IN
October 04, 2012 Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater Training: Focus on Petroleum and Solvent Cleanup with MNA, Sacramento, CA, October 4 - 5, 2012
October 02, 2012 Transport and Fate of Contaminants in Soil and Groundwater Training in Sacramento, CA, October 2 - 3, 2012
October 01, 2012 Contaminant Chemistry, Transport, Fate, and MNA Training Series in Sacramento, CA, October 1 - 5, 2012
October 01, 2012 Environmental Chemistry Refresher for Contaminated Site Managers Training in Sacramento, CA, October 1, 2012
September 18, 2012 Environmental Enforcement and Inspection Training Series in Anchorage, AK, September 18 - 20, 2012
August 07, 2012 Environmental Enforcement and Inspection Training Series in Honolulu, HI, August 7 - 9, 2012
April 19, 2012 Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Techniques (SCAT) Training, Sacramento, CA, April 19 - 20, 2012
March 27, 2012 Intro to ArcGIS 10 for Environmental Data Mapping and Analysis, Olympia, WA, March 27 - 29, 2012
March 15, 2012 Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Techniques (SCAT) Training, Seattle, WA, March 15 - 16, 2012
March 14, 2012 Incident Command System (ICS) Supervisor Training and Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Techniques (SCAT) Training Series, Seattle, WA, March 14 - 16, 2012
February 27, 2012 Environmental Enforcement and Inspection Training Series in Seattle, WA, February 27 - 29, 2012
December 08, 2011 Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater Course in Portland, Oregon, December 8 - 9, 2011
December 06, 2011 Principles of Contaminant Transport and Fate in Soil and Groundwater in Portland, Oregon, December 6 - 7, 2011
December 05, 2011 Contaminated Site Management Series in Portland, OR, Dec. 5 - 9, 2011
December 05, 2011 Environmental Chemistry Refresher for Contaminated Site Managers Course in Portland, Oregon, Dec. 5, 2011
November 14, 2011 Environmental Enforcement and Inspection Training Series in Sacramento, California, Nov. 14 - 16, 2011
November 14, 2011 Contaminated Site Management Series in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Nov. 14 - 18, 2011
October 17, 2011 Environmental Enforcement and Inspection Training in Portland, Oregon, Oct. 17, 2011
September 28, 2011 Environmental Enforcement and Inspection Training Series in Seattle, WA, Sept. 28 - 30, 2011
September 26, 2011 Contaminated Site Management Series in Jackson, MS, Sept. 26 - 30, 2011
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