Stormwater Chemistry Principles and Applications Workshop, Sacramento, CA, March 19 - 20, 2013

  • March 19, 2013
  • 8:00 AM
  • March 20, 2013
  • 5:00 PM
  • Hawthorn Suites - Downtown, 321 Bercut Drive, Sacramento, CA

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March 19 - 20, 2013, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)
Hawthorn Suites - Downtown
321 Bercut Drive, Sacramento, CA
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Overview: This course provides participants with an improved understanding of stormwater pollution chemistry and its applications to stormwater monitoring, treatment, and program management. Topics include a thorough overview of stormwater pollutant types, sources, characteristics, behavior, source control, treatment best management practices (BMPs), BMP performance monitoring, recent research, and emerging technologies. Other topics include the potential for stormwater infiltration to cause groundwater and surface water contamination.

Course Topics:
Characteristics of Runoff
  • Stormwater and MS4s
  •
Dry Weather Base Flows
  • Combined Sewer Overflows
  • Snowmelt

  • Hydrographs
  • Pollutant Sources
  • Variability Factors
  • Cross-Media Contamination

  • Habitat Degradation


General Stormwater Chemistry
  • Basic Concepts
  • Chemical Systems and Processes

Pollutant Chemistry
  • Metals
  • PAHs

  • Pesticides
  • Nutrients
  • Petroleum
  • Other Organic Chemicals
  • Soaps/Surfactants
  • Oxygen Demanding
  • Pathogens
  • Salts and Other Minerals
  • Suspended Solids
  • Nanoparticles


Stormwater Management
  • High Risk Pollutants
  • Constituent Relationships
  • Pollutant Loadings
  • Source Control BMPs
  • Sediment Chemistry
  • Dissolved Oxygen
  • Water Quantity Issues
  • Habitat Preservation
  • Stormwater Monitoring

Stormwater Treatment Processes
  • Sedimentation
  • Flotation

  • Precipitation

Treatment Processes (cont.)
  • Coagulation
  • Filtration
  • Sorption
  • Volatilization
  • Soil Processes
  • Biological Processes

Treatment BMP Effectiveness
  • Online versus Offline
  • Dry Basins

  • Wet Pools
  • Vegetated Swales & Strips
  • Constructed Wetlands
  • Manufactured Vaults
  • Oil/Water Separators
  • Inert Media Filters
  • Sorptive Media Filters
  • Drain Inlet Devices
  • Infiltrators and UIC Wells
  • Bioretention Cells
  • Other Green Stormwater Infrastructure/Low Impact Development
  • Treatment Trains
  • Biochar Enhancement
  • Emerging Technologies

BMP Performance Monitoring

Infiltration and Groundwater Contamination
  • Contaminant Mobility
  • Pollutant Retention and Remobilization
  • Soil Types
  • Organic Matter Fraction
  • Vadose Zone Depth
  • Outfall Pretreatment
  • Local Pretreatment Options

Infiltration and Surface Water Contamination
  • Discharge to the Hyporheic Zone

  • Hyporheic Processes


This class is preceded by a one-day chemistry refresher workshop on March 18, 2013. The refresher course is not required. It is recommended for those seeking a review of chemistry fundamentals.

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

Education Level: Introductory to intermediate/refresher.

Course Materials: Course proceedings and reference material.

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

Registration: $495 ($395 per additional person registered as a group). You may register online or by calling us toll-free at (800) 385-0783.

Accommodations: Hawthorn Suites (workshop location) or click here for a map of nearby hotels.

Parking: Free on site parking.


About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has eighteen years of environmental chemistry experience and has conducted numerous soil and water quality investigations as well as teaching 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.
 
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