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Private Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry Short Course - SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, Oakland, CA

  • February 17, 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 900 North Canal Road, Lansing, MI 48917

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  • 70 students in AM session and 25+ students in PM session.

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February 17, 2015, 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
1515 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

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.

Registration: Register internally with CalEPA.

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.
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