Chemistry Refresher for Environmental Professionals Training Course - Renton, WA

  • November 19, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Larkspur Landing - Renton, 1701 East Valley Road, Renton, WA 98055


  • 2 or more people

Registration is closed

November 19, 2019, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (1 Day)
Larkspur Landing - Renton, Main Conference Room
1701 East Valley Road
Renton, WA 98055 [directions]

Note: This course has already occurred. Please check our environmental training calendar for more course options.

Course Reviews (4.6/5): 

Overview: This course provides a practical review of key chemistry principles essential for understanding contaminant behavior in soil, vapor, and water. The material is intended for environmental consultants, engineers, and government regulators who have not had a chemistry refresher in over 10 years. Environmental professionals working in water quality, stormwater management, site assessment, and remediation will benefit from attending.

This course is followed by the Transport and Fate of Contaminants Refresher course on November 20 - 21, 2019, which is recommended for environmental consultants and agency staff working on contaminated soil and groundwater sites. Attendees of both classes receive the group rate ($640 for 3 days of training).
Course Topics: 
Physical and Chemical Properties of Contaminants (S, Kd, Koc, Kow, Kh, Tb, Tm)

Environmental Applications of the Periodic Chart

Oxidizers, Reducers, and Oxidation States

Mass-Based and Molar-Based Concentrations

Covalent versus Ionic Bonding

Empirical, Chemical, and Structural Formulas

Lewis Dot Notation

Predicting Molecular Geometry

Solubility Rules, Precipitation, and Sedimentation
Chemical Reactions, Kinetics, and Thermodynamics


Chemical Equilibrium and Limiting Reactants

Redox Potential and pH

Microbes and Terminal Electron Acceptors

Polyatomic Oxoanions (nitrate, phosphate, perchlorate, etc.)

Organic Molecules and IUPAC Nomenclature

Common Soil and Water Quality Monitoring Parameters

Predicting Contaminant Behavior

Intended Audience: Environmental professionals seeking an improved understanding of environmental chemistry. The course is especially helpful for those working with chemical data who have not had a chemistry refresher in over ten years.

Education Level: Introductory/refresher to intermediate.

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

Credit: 7.5 PDHs and 0.75 CEUs for completing 7.5 hours of instruction.

Registration: $295 (Save $50 per person when registering a group of two or more - $245 group rate, $645 for the 3-day series: Chemistry Refresher and Transport & Fate Refresher, Nov. 19 - 21, 2019). You may register online or by calling us at (800) 385-0783.

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

Parking: Free on-site parking.

Public Transportation: Please click here for mass transit options.

About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty-five years of professional experience in environmental quality management and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated groundwater, soil, and surface water 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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