Surface Water and Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry Principles and Applications to Monitoring and Treatment Training Course - Live Online Training

  • March 30, 2022
  • 8:00 AM (EDT)
  • March 31, 2022
  • 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Live Online Training


  • 10 or more people
  • 2 to 9 people

Registration is closed

March 30 - 31, 2022, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. EDT (2 Days)

Eastern Time Zone

Live Interactive Online Training

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.

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

  • Antifreeze Glycols

  • Detergents, Soaps & Other Surfactants

Pollutant Properties (cont.)

  • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)   

  • Persistent Organic Pollutants

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

  • Micro-Rubber & 6PPDq

  • PFAS

  • Pathogens

  • Sewage & WWTP Indicators

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

  • BMP Monitoring and Performance

  • Enhanced Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal

  • Enhanced Metal and Organic Removal

  • Concentration vs. Load Reduction

  • Effluent Probability Method

  • Permeable Reactive Weirs

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: 2022 updated course proceedings and references (344 color pages - PDF).

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

Tuition: $395 individual, $295 per person for small groups of 2 - 9 people, and $250 per person for groups of 10 or more on the same registration. Register online or by calling us at (800) 385-0783.

Location: Your home or office - anywhere you can get comfortable and online.

About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has twenty-eight 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 environmental projects and teaches courses in contaminant chemistry, transport and fate, hydrogeology, remediation, stormwater science, and surface water management with the University of California Davis and the National Environmental Management Association. Between teaching and consulting, he researches and develops new water treatment technologies. 

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