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Fundamental Contaminant Chemistry in Soil and Groundwater
Chem-403a
Hosted by Northwest Environmental Training Center

This two-day course includes an overview of key chemistry concepts associated with environmental contamination and provides a foundation for understanding contaminant fate and transport. The concepts discussed are essential for understanding soil and groundwater contamination along with the selection of appropriate remediation approaches.

The course begins with a review of basic chemistry concepts that are built upon as more complex topics are introduced. The first day includes a fundamental chemistry overview, covering chemical structure, properties, and reactions for metals and organic chemicals. On the second day, characteristics of subsurface systems are discussed along with detailed descriptions of contaminant transport and degradation mechanisms.

A key goal of the class is for participants to become comfortable with the terminology and parameters used in environment chemistry and contaminant transport literature and studies. Concepts are illustrated using examples and historical context. For some examples, participants will use calculators. Spreadsheet models are provided to those interested in using simplified contaminant transport models. Major uncertainties and limitations of modeling approaches will also be discussed.

Intended Audience:
This class is extremely useful for anyone looking to update, expand, and refresh their knowledge of environmental chemistry in relation to soil and groundwater contaminants. The course material will greatly enhance on-the-job training and is also recommended for project managers seeking a more thorough understanding of contaminant behavior. This subject matter is useful for scientists and engineers who would like to better understand contaminant fate and transport and provides a solid understanding of why certain contaminants are especially recalcitrant and difficult to remediate. This understanding will guide professionals when evaluating remedial options for contaminated sites.

Registration: Earlybird pricing for registrations $545/$495*; $595/$545* thereafter. (*Reduced tuition available to employees of Native American tribes, nonprofits, and government agencies; students; and NAEP members). 

For general information contact NWETC by telephone at 425-270-3274 or via e-mail at info@nwetc.org


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