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Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Principles and Applications to Management and Treatment - Bellevue, WA

  • April 19, 2017
  • 8:00 AM
  • April 20, 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • Larkspur Landing Hotel - Bellevue, 15805 S.E. 37th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006
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April 19 - 20, 2017, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)

New Location: Larkspur Landing Hotel - Bellevue
15805 S.E. 37th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006 [directions]


Overview: This practical and engaging 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
  • Common Surface Water Pollutants in WA
  • Common Stormwater Pollutants in WA
  • 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
  • Oxygen Demanding Pollutants

Pollutant Properties (cont.)

  • Petroleum Products
  • Antifreeze Glycols

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

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

  • Raw and Treated Sewage Chemical Indicators


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

  • Enhanced Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal
  • Enhanced Metal and Organic Removal
  • Hyporheic Flow

  • Engineered Streambeds
  • Permeable Reactive Weirs

  • Concentration vs. Load Reduction
  • Effluent Probability Method
  • Stormwater BMP Monitoring and Performance


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 Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals course on April 18, 2017, which is recommended for those seeking a review of chemistry principles and those who have not had a chemistry refresher in over 10 years.


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 people - $395 group rate and government rate). Register online or by calling us at (800) 385-0783.

Accommodations: Larkspur Landing Hotel (workshop location). Click here for a map of other nearby hotels.

Parking: Free on site.

Mass Transit: Click here for mass transportation options.

About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty-two years of professional experience in environmental quality management and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated surface water, soil, and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients. He currently provides consulting support to environmental projects and teaches courses in contaminant chemistry, transport and fate, natural attenuation, geochemistry, hydrogeology, remediation, stormwater, and surface water management with the University of California Davis and the National Environmental Management Academy.


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