Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Principles and Applications - Spokane, WA

  • June 29, 2016
  • 8:00 AM
  • June 30, 2016
  • 5:00 PM
  • Department of Ecology Building, 4601 N. Monroe Street, Spokane, Washington 99205
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  • Two or more people from the same agency or company.

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June 29 - 30, 2016, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)
Washington State Department of Ecology
Eastern Regional Office Building, Room 2-NW-26
4601 N. Monroe Street, Spokane, WA 99205 [directions]

Course offered again in September at Ecology's ERO.

Overview: This practical and highly acclaimed course provides a comprehensive overview of common surface water and stormwater pollutant sources and characteristics, contaminant behavior, treatment processes, current research, and emerging treatment technologies. Course sections are applicable to professionals working in surface water and stormwater quality management. The topics provide essential information for understanding and managing water pollutants for environmental protection and permit compliance.

Course Topics

Surface Water & Stormwater Chemistry
  • Pollutant Types & Sources
  • Pollutant Transport & Fate
  • Atmospheric Deposition

  • Contaminant Partitioning
  • Organic Pollutant Properties
  • Metal Pollutant Properties
  • Cation Exchange
  • Complexation & Speciation
  • Ion Precipitation
  • Particle Settling
  • Water Quality Monitoring

  • Redox Potential
  • Acidity (pH)
  • Alkalinity
  • Hardness
  • Conductivity

  • Grab versus Composite Sampling
  • Event Mean Concentrations (EMCs)
  • Pollutant Loading
  • Chemo/Pollutographs
  • Managing First Flush
  • Sediment Chemistry
  • Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET)

Pollutant Properties
  • Thermal Pollution
  • Solids (Turbidity, TS, TSS, and SSC)

  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Nanoparticles
  • Acid/Base Generating Material
  • Metals (Al, Ag, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Hg, Ni, Pb, Se, Sb, and Zn)

  • Road Salts

  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorus

Pollutant Properties (cont.)

  • Oxygen Demanding Pollutants
  • Petroleum Products
  • Antifreeze Glycols

  • Detergents, Soaps & Other Surfactants
  • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants

  • PBDEs
  • PAHs
  • PCBs
  • Phthalates
  • Pesticides & Degradates
  • Pathogens

Treatment Processes

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

  • Soil Reactions

  • Zero Valent Iron (ZVI)

  • Activated Carbon & Biochar

  • Hyporheic Flow

  • Engineered Streambeds
  • Permeable Reactive Weirs

Groundwater Protection

Intended Audience: Water quality professionals seeking an improved understanding of surface water and stormwater pollutants, and their associated behavior and treatment. Scientists, engineers, enforcement staff, program managers, and permit writers will benefit from attending.

Education Level: Introductory to intermediate. Current research and advanced topics are included to ensure all experience levels benefit from attending. This course is preceded by the one day Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals course.

Course Materials: Course proceedings and reference material.

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

Registration: This course is full and will be offered again September 13 - 14, 2016 at Ecology's Eastern Regional Office. You may register for the September course or join the waitlist for the June course. $495 (save $100 per person when registering a group of two or more  - $395 Ecology staff and group rate). Join wait list or by calling us at (800) 385-0783.

Accommodations: 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 management and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated surface water and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients. He currently provides consulting support to surface 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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