Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry, Monitoring, and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Austin, TX

  • February 23, 2016
  • 8:00 AM
  • February 24, 2016
  • 5:00 PM
  • Homewood Suites - Austin Arboretum, 10925 Stonelake Blvd, Austin, Texas 78759
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February 23 - 24, 2016, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)
Homewood Suites - Austin Arboretum
10925 Stonelake Blvd, Austin, TX 78759 [directions]

Overview: This practical and highly acclaimed course provides a comprehensive overview of common stormwater contaminant sources and characteristics, contaminant behavior in soil and water, BMP selection and performance, current research, and emerging treatment technologies. Course sections are applicable to low impact development, larger-scale green stormwater infrastructure, and traditional structural best management practices. The topics provide essential information for understanding and managing stormwater pollutants for permit compliance.

Course Topics

General Stormwater Chemistry
  • Pollutant Types and Sources
  • Transport and Fate
  • Atmospheric Deposition

  • Contaminant Partitioning
  • Organic Pollutant Properties
  • Metal Pollutant Properties
  • Cation Exchange
  • Complexation & Speciation
  • Ion Precipitation
  • Particle Settling
  • Stormwater Monitoring
  • Grab versus Composite Sampling
  • Event Mean Concentrations (EMCs)
  • Pollutant Loading
  • Chemo/Pollutographs
  • Managing First Flush
  • Sediment Chemistry
  • Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET)
  • 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)

Stormwater Pollutants (cont.)
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • PAHs
  • PCBs
  • Phthalates
  • Pesticides and Degradates
  • Pathogens

Stormwater Treatment Unit Operations

  • Coagulation/Flocculation
  • Precipitation
  • Sedimentation
  • Flotation
  • Laminar Separation
  • Vortex Separation
  • Screening
  • Filtration
  • Sorption
  • Temperature Reduction
  • Acid/Base Neutralization
  • Volatilization
  • Disinfection
  • Biodegradation
  • Phytodegradation
  • Soil Processes
  • Infiltration

BMP Effectiveness
  • Performance Metrics
  • BMP/LID Categories
  • Selection Criteria
  • Performance Assessment
  • Concentration Reduction
  • Load Reduction
  • Efficiency Ratio
  • Summation of Loads
  • Effluent Probability Method
  • Performance Curves
  • International BMP Database
  • Treatment Trains
  • Proprietary Device Performance Data
  • Zero Valent Iron (ZVI) 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.

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

Registration: $495 (save $100 per person when registering a group of two or more  - $395 group rate). Register online or by calling us at (800) 385-0783.

Accommodations: Homewood Suites (workshop location). Click here for a map of nearby hotels.

Parking: Free on site.

Mass Transit: Click here for mass transportation options.

About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has over twenty years of professional experience in water quality and environmental chemistry. As a consultant, he managed surface water and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients, and has taught over 100 related courses. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in stormwater management, pollutant chemistry, surface water quality, contaminant transport and fate, metal attenuation, and hydrogeology.

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