Roadway Runoff Pollutants, BMP Selection, and Performance Training Course - Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RI DOT) - Providence, RI

  • March 24, 2016
  • 8:00 AM (EDT)
  • March 25, 2016
  • 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Rhode Island Department of Transportation, 2 Capitol Hill, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903


  • $395 per additional guest.

March 24 - 25, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (two 1-day classes)
Rhode Island Department of Transportation
2 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02903

Note: This is a private class for RIDOT staff only. Email us if you'd like to request stormwater training in your area.

Instructor: Erick McWayne, NEMA, LLC

Overview: This practical and highly acclaimed course provides an overview of stormwater chemistry and its applications to stormwater monitoring and treatment. Topics include an overview of stormwater contaminant sources, characteristics, transport and fate, monitoring, treatment best management practices (BMPs), BMP performance, current research, and emerging technologies.

Course Topics
General Stormwater Chemistry
  • End of Pipe Perspective
  • Pollutant Sources
  • Atmospheric Deposition
  • Transport and Fate
  • Contaminant Partitioning
  • Cross-Media Contamination
  • Cation Exchange
  • Metal and Organic Chemical Properties
  • Ion Precipitation
  • Particle Settling
  • Stormwater Monitoring
  • Event Mean Concentration (EMC)
  • Pollutant Loading
  • First Flush Types
  • BMP Efficiency Terms
  • Redox Potential
  • pH
  • Conductivity
  • Alkalinity
  • Hardness

  • Turbidity
  • Temperature
  • Dissolved Oxygen

Roadway Pollutant Properties

  • Thermal Pollution
  • Solids (Turbidity, TS, TSS,
    TDS, and SSC)
  • Acid/Base Generating Material
Roadway Pollutant Properties
  • Metals (Al, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Ni, Pb, and Zn)
  • Road Salts
  • Nutrients (Nitrogen and
  • Oxygen Demanding
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Antifreeze Glycols
  • PAHs
  • Bacteria

Stormwater Treatment Processes
  • Soil Processes for Contaminant Attenuation

  • BMP Unit Operations for Contaminant Removal

BMP Effectiveness
  • BMP Selection Criteria
  • BMP Cost and Service Life
  • Performance Assessment Guidance
  • International BMP Database
  • National Pollutant Removal Performance Database
  • Enhanced Nutrient Removal
  • Enhanced Metal Removal
  • Activated Carbon and Biochar
  • Zero-Valent Iron

  • Permeable Reactive Weirs

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

Course Materials: Course proceedings and reference material.

Credit: 7.5 PDHs or 0.75 CEUs for completing 7.5 hours of instruction.

Registration: Please register for this training internally with RIDOT staff.

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 management; environmental chemistry; hydrogeology; site assessment; and remediation.

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