September 12, 2016, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (1 Day)
Department of Ecology Building
4601 N. Monroe Street, Spokane, WA 99205 [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.
|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
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 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.
Mass Transit: Click here for mass transportation options.
Building Access: Enter the building on the north side.
About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has over twenty years of professional experience in water quality and environmental chemistry. As a consultant, he managed surface water and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients, and has taught over 100 related courses. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in contaminant chemistry, transport and fate, hydrogeology, natural attenuation, and remediation.