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    • January 14, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Courtyard Marriott, 14615 29th Place, Bellevue, WA 98007

    January 14, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (1 Day)
    Courtyard Marriott - Bellevue, Rainier Room
    14615 NE 29th Place, Bellevue, WA 98007 [directions]


    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

    Note: This class is immediately followed by HYD-402, which is recommended for those working with contaminated soil and groundwater sites.

    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 additional person when registering a group - $245 per guest) . You may register online or by calling us toll-free at (800)385-0783.

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

    Parking: Free on site parking.


    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has over twenty years of environmental chemistry experience conducting soil and water quality investigations, and teaching over 100 related courses. As an environmental consultant, Mr. McWayne served as a project manager for water quality investigations at numerous Department of Defense and other contaminated sites. He currently manages NEMA and teaches courses in stormwater chemistry, groundwater chemistry, contaminant transport and fate, and hydrogeology around the country.
    • January 15, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • January 16, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Courtyard Marriott, 14615 NE 29th Place, Bellevue, WA 98007
    January 15 - 16, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)
    Courtyard Marriott - Bellevue, Rainier Room
    14615 NE 29th Place, Bellevue, WA 98007 [directions]

    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

    Vapor Transport (cont.)

    • Henry's Law Partitioning

    • 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

    • Six Scenarios Approach to the Attenuation of Inorganics


    Note:
    This course is immediately preceded by HYD-401, which is recommended for those seeking a refresher in environmental chemistry.

    Intended Audience:
    Environmental professionals seeking an improved understanding of the environmental behavior of petroleum, chlorinated solvents, and metals in soil and groundwater.

    Education Level:
    Introductory/refresher to intermediate.


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

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

    Registration: $495 (save $100 per additional guest when registering a group - $395). You may register online or by calling us at (800)385-0783.

    Hotel Accommodations: Courtyard Marriott (workshop location). Click here for map of nearby hotels.

    Parking:
    Free on-site parking.


    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty years experience with surface water, soil, groundwater, and geophysical investigations for the characterization of contaminant transport and fate; and teaching contaminant chemistry, transport, natural attenuation, hydrogeology, and stormwater chemistry. As an environmental consultant, Mr. McWayne served as a project manager for remedial investigations and feasibility studies at numerous Department of Defense and other contaminated sites. He currently manages NEMA and teaches workshops on transport and fate, environmental chemistry, hydrogeology, and stormwater around the country.
    • January 22, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • January 23, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hawaii DOH, Clean Water Branch, 919 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Hawaii


    January 22 - 23, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)
    Hawaii Dept. of Health, Clean Water Branch
    Fifth Floor Conference Room
    919 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Hawaii [directions]


    Overview: This practical and highly acclaimed course provides a comprehensive overview of stormwater pollutant chemistry and its applications to stormwater monitoring and BMP effectiveness. Topics include an overview of stormwater contaminant sources and characteristics, transport and fate, BMP selection and performance, current research, and emerging treatment technologies. The topics provide essential information for understanding and managing stormwater pollutants for permit compliance.

    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)
      • Persistent Organic Pollutants
    Stormwater Pollutants (cont.)
      • 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

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

    Intended Audience:
    Water quality professionals seeking an improved understanding of stormwater chemistry and its applications to stormwater monitoring and BMP effectiveness. Scientists, engineers, enforcement and field staff, program managers, and permit writers will benefit from attending.

    Education Level: Introductory/refresher to intermediate. Current research and advanced topics are included to ensure all experience levels benefit from attending.

    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 additional person when registering a group: $395 per guest). Register online or by calling us at (800) 385-0783.

    Accommodations: Click here for a map of nearby hotels.


    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has over twenty years of experience in water quality and environmental chemistry. He has conducted numerous water quality investigations and taught over 100 related courses. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in stormwater chemistry. groundwater chemistry, contaminant transport and fate, and hydrogeology.
    • February 17, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • February 18, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Washington Inn, 495 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94607


    February 17 - 18, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)
    The Washington Inn, Main Conference Room
    495 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94607 [directions]


    Overview: This practical and highly acclaimed course provides a comprehensive overview of stormwater pollutant chemistry and its applications to stormwater monitoring and BMP effectiveness. Topics include an overview of stormwater contaminant sources and characteristics, transport and fate, BMP selection and performance, current research, and emerging treatment technologies. The topics provide essential information for understanding and managing stormwater pollutants for permit compliance.

    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)
      • Persistent Organic Pollutants
    Stormwater Pollutants (cont.)
      • 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

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

    Intended Audience: Water quality professionals seeking an improved understanding of stormwater chemistry and its applications to stormwater monitoring and BMP effectiveness. Scientists, engineers, enforcement and field staff, program managers, and permit writers will benefit from attending.

    Education Level: Introductory/refresher to intermediate. Current research and advanced topics are included to ensure all experience levels benefit from attending.

    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 additional person when registering a group: $395 per guest). Register online or by calling us at (800)385-0783.

    Accommodations: Washington Inn (workshop location). Click here for a map of nearby hotels.


    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has over twenty years of experience in water quality and environmental chemistry. He has conducted numerous water quality investigations and taught over 100 related courses. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in stormwater chemistry. groundwater chemistry, contaminant transport and fate, and hydrogeology.
    • February 26, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • February 27, 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Courtyard Marriott, 14615 NE 29th Place, Bellevue, WA 98007
    February 26 - 27, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)
    Courtyard Marriott - Bellevue, Rainier Room
    14615 29th Place, Bellevue, WA 98007
    [directions]


    Overview:This workshop provides participants with the science and best practices for remediating contaminated sites with monitored natural attenuation, and provides a foundation for understanding other remediation strategies.

    Course Topics:
    Overview of Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA)
    • Physical, Chemical, and Biological Processes
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of MNA
    • State and Federal Policies on MNA
    Geochemical Context for MNA
    • Geochemical Processes
    • Redox Zones
    MNA of Petroleum and Fuel Additives
    • Geochemical Indicators
    • Determining Site Specific Assimilative Capacity
    • Plume Behavior
    • Degradation Rates
    • Daughter Products
    MNA of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
    • Geochemical Indicators
    • EPA's Biodegradability Score Sheet
    • Mixed Plume Behavior
    • Daughter Products (toxicity and mobility)
    Site Hydrogeology and MNA Efficiency
    • Groundwater Velocity Characterization
    • Estimating Mechanical and Chemical Dispersion
    • Assessing Sorptive Capacity of Aquifer Solids
    • Microbiologic Testing - When is it necessary?
    Natural Attenuation Feasibility Study
    • Evaluating Plume Characteristics
    • Source Control, Decay, and Removal
    • Predicting Plume Behavior
    • Measuring and Estimating Degradation Rates
    • Using Fate and Transport Models
    • Developing the Conceptual Site Model
    Implementing MNA
    • Groundwater Monitoring Plan Requirements
    • Monitoring Well Position
    • Contaminant Mass Trends
    • Collecting Lines of Evidence for Natural Attenuation
    • Refining the Conceptual Site Model
    • Evaluating Natural Attenuation Progress
    • Institutional Controls
    • Risk Management
    Criteria for Success and Site Closure
    • Contaminant Persistence
    • Variations in Groundwater Velocity and Direction
    • Completing MNA and Demonstrating Site Restoration
     MNA Case Studies
     Interactive Exercises

    Intended Audience: Environmental professionals seeking an improved understanding of the science and application of monitored natural attenuation as a remediation strategy for petroleum and chlorinated hydrocarbons. 

    Education Level:
    Introductory/refresher to intermediate.

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

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

    Registration:
    $495 (save $100 per additional guest registered as a group). You may register online or by calling us toll-free at (800)385-0783.

    Hotel Accommodations:
    Courtyard Marriott (workshop location). Click here for a map of nearby hotels.

    Parking: Free on site parking.

    About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has over twenty years of experience with soil, groundwater, and geophysical investigations for the characterization of contaminant transport and fate; and teaching contaminant chemistry, transport, natural attenuation, and hydrogeology. As an environmental consultant, Mr. McWayne served as a project manager for remedial investigations and feasibility studies at numerous Department of Defense and other contaminated sites. He currently manages NEMA and teaches environmental chemistry, transport and fate, and stormwater chemistry courses around the country.

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