Stormwater Treatment Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness - Pasadena, CA

  • December 03, 2015
  • 8:00 AM
  • December 04, 2015
  • 5:00 PM
  • Courtyard Marriott - Pasadena, 180 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, California 91103


  • $395 per additional guest.

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December 3 - 4, 2015, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)
Courtyard Marriott - Pasadena Old Town, Del Mar Room
180 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103 [directions]

Erick McWayne, NEMA, LLC

Overview: This highly acclaimed practical training course provides a comprehensive overview of stormwater treatment chemistry, and its applications to stormwater monitoring and BMP effectiveness. Topics include an overview of stormwater contaminant sources, characteristics, transport and fate, monitoring, emerging treatment technologies, and BMP selection, performance, and fine tuning methods for enhanced removal of common contaminants.

Course Topics
 Runoff Characteristics
  • Stormwater and MS4s
  • Dry Weather Base Flows
  • Combined Sewer Overflows
  • Hydrographs
  • Chemo/Pollutographs
  • Common Pollutant Sources
  • Atmospheric Deposition
  • Chemistry Variability Factors
  • Cross-Media Contamination
  • Aquatic Habitat Degradation

General Stormwater Chemistry
  • Fates of Contaminants
  • Chemistry Basics
  • Pollutant Transport
  • Solubility Rules
  • Metal Pollutant Properties
  • Organic Pollutant Properties
  • Partitioning Coefficients
  • Complexation & Speciation
  • Cation Exchange
  • Redox Potential
  • Acidity (pH)
  • Alkalinity and Hardness
  • Conductivity
  • Chemical Reaction Types
  • Primary Soil Properties
  • Vadose Zone Processes

Pollutant Properties
  • Water Volume
  • Thermal Pollution
  • Solids (Turbidity, TS, TSS, TDS, and SSC)
  • Nanoparticles
  • Acid/Base Generating Material
  • Metals (Al, Ag, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, 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
  • PAHs
  • PCBs
  • Phthalates
  • Pesticides and Degradates
  • Pathogens

Stormwater Management
  • Management Paradigms
  • Contaminants versus Pollutants
  • Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) Tests
  • Toxicity Variations
  • Construction Stormwater Issues
  • Stormwater Monitoring
  • High Risk Contaminants
  • Contaminant Relationships
  • Grab versus Composite Sampling
  • Event Mean Concentrations
  • Pollutant Loads
  • Managing First Flush
  • Sediment Chemistry

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
  • Technology Evaluation Resources
  • Zero Valent Iron Pilot Studies
  • Biochar Pilot Studies
  • Engineered Hyporheic Zones

Surface Water and Groundwater Protection

Intended Audience: Water quality professionals seeking an improved understanding of stormwater chemistry and its applications to stormwater treatment and management. Scientists, engineers, enforcement and field staff, program managers, and stormwater policy makers will benefit from attending.

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

Course Materials: Course slides, exercises, and reference material.

Credit: 15 PDHs or 1.5 CEUs for completing 15 hours of instruction.

Registration: $495 ($395 government rate, $395 per additional person when registering a group). Register online or by calling us at (800) 385-0783.

Accommodations: Courtyard Marriott - Pasadena (workshop location). Trip Adviser's recommendations for affordable hotels in Pasadena.  Click here for a map of other nearby hotels.

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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