Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry Principles and Applications to Monitoring and Treatment Training Course - Renton, WA

  • August 15, 2018
  • 8:00 AM
  • August 16, 2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • Larkspur Landing, 1701 East Valley Road, Renton, WA 98055


Registration is closed

August 15 - 16, 2018, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)

Larkspur Landing - Renton

1701 East Valley Road, Renton, WA 98055 [directions]

Course Reviews (4.7/5): 

Overview: This practical 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.

This course is preceded by the Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals course on August 14, which is recommended for those seeking a review of chemistry principles, and those who have not had a chemistry refresher in the past 10 years.

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

  • Oxygen Demanding Pollutants

  • Petroleum Products

Pollutant Properties (cont.)

  • Antifreeze Glycols

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

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

Treatment Processes and Performance Monitoring

  • 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

  • Concentration vs. Load Reduction

  • Effluent Probability Method

  • Permeable Reactive Weirs

  • 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, permit writers, and field staff will benefit from attending.

Education Level: Introductory to advanced. General principles, current research, and advanced topics are presented to ensure all levels benefit from attending.

Course Materials: Course proceedings, worksheets, and reference material.

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

Registration: $495 ($395 government and group rate when registering two or more people from the same firm or agency). You may register online or by calling us at 800-385-0783. Registration closes Monday, August 13, 2018

Hotel Accommodations: Larkspur Landing (event location). Click here for a map of other hotel options.

Parking: Free on-site parking.

Public Transportation: Click here for mass transit options.

About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty-four 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, stormwater, and surface water management with the University of California Davis and the National Environmental Management Academy.

National Environmental Management Academy
Environmental Training Calendar

(800) 385-0783

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software