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Event Name: Chemistry for Environmental Professionals - Fundamentals
Hosted By: Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP)
Event Description:

This 2-day course provides participants with a review of fundamental chemical concepts which underlie an understanding of applied environmental chemistry concepts and practices. This course is designed for environmental professionals who are not chemists but who require a basic knowledge of chemistry and environmental chemistry in their work.  Some prior education in chemistry, to the high school level or beyond, is recommended but not required.

Specific topics include unit conversions; chemical bonding; chemical formulas; physical properties; structural formulas; an introduction to organic chemistry, including chemical nomenclature; the theory of operation of analytical methods; and environmental chemical reactions.

This course is immediately followed by the 1.5-day “Chemistry for Environmental Professionals - Applied” training course. Students are encouraged to request both courses when registering.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe common scientific measurements and perform unit conversions
  • Describe ionic and covalent chemical bonding
  • Use chemical formulas and the periodic table to calculate the mass of ingredients required to produce given amounts of chemical products
  • Identify physical and chemical properties that affect chemical fate and transport in soil, water, and air
  • Describe the structure of an organic chemical contaminant using common diagramming methods, such as the condensed structural formula and other methods
  • Identify and name simple organic chemicals using the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry nomenclature system
  • Describe the analytical methods and instruments used to identify chemicals in environmental media
  • Describe the environmental chemical reactions which cause acid rain.

 Note: Calculators are recommended.

Continuing Education Units: 1.4

ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 14 hours which can be claimed for credit.

In compliance with Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending, Section 5; the ERTP will not be regularly printing or providing students hard copies of the course manual. Students may obtain an electronic copy of the student manual for personal printing or e-reading at:


*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*

Registration Status: Registration Open
Event Begins: July 13, 2010 at 8:00 AM
Event Ends: July 14, 2010 at 5:00 PM
For questions about this event, please contact: Registrar
Phone: 513-251-7669
Fax: 513-251-4137
This event will be held at: U.S. EPA - Region 6 (previous address)
1445 Ross Ave.
Dallas, TX 75202
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Location Contact Information: Paige Delgado
Phone: 214-665-2724
Fax: 214-665-2278
Hotel Information
Hotel name and address: Attendees are responsible for their own lodging arrangements
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