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Upcoming PFAS Training Courses

    • November 12, 2020
    • 8:00 AM (EST)
    • November 13, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Live Online Training (Webinar)
    Register


    November 12 - 13, 2020, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. EST (2 Days)
    Eastern Time Zone

    Live Interactive Online Training


    Course Reviews (4.8/5): 


    This two day course provides a comprehensive overview of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) transport, fate, and remediation. PFAS have been in use since the 1940s, are highly toxic, resist degradation, and are becoming increasingly regulated. The training begins with a review of PFAS sources, toxicity, and the common forms detected in the environment including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), GenX related chemicals including hexafluoropropylene oxide (HFPO) dimer acid, F53B, and perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS). The course then focuses on more advanced topics including PFAS transport and fate, site characterization methods, and effective remediation strategies. Common PFAS sites and current regulatory status at the national and state level will also be discussed.


    Course Topics

    PFAS 101 - The Basics

      • What Are PFAS?

      • Precursors and Degradates

      • Acronyms and Naming Conventions

      • Production History and Usage Trends

      • Replacement Chemistry 

      • Sources and Modes of Release

      • Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF)
      • Detections in the Environment
      • Toxicity and Health Effects


    Physical and Chemical Properties

      • Physical Properties of PFAS

      • Fluorine Characteristics
      • Carbon-Fluorine Bonds

      • Acidic, Anionic, and Cationic Forms

      • Acid Disassociation Constants

      • Thermal and Chemical Stabilities

      • Solubilities

      • Organic Carbon Partitioning

      • Vapor Pressures

      • Henry's Law Partitioning

      • Octanol-Water Partitioning

      • Bioconcentration Factors


    PFAS Transport and Fate in Air, Soil, Surface Water, and Groundwater

      • Partitioning
      • Advection, Dispersion, and Diffusion

      • Deposition

      • Leaching

      • Micelle Formation

      • Abiotic Transformation

      • Biotransformation

      • PFAS Degradates

      • Bioaccumulation

    Site Characterization for PFAS

      • Investigation Strategies

      • Source Identification

      • Sampling Approaches and Precautions

      • Selecting PFAS Analytes

      • Analytical Methods

      • Air, Soil, and Water Framework

      • Data Evaluation

      • Qualitative Analysis

      • Exposure Pathways & Risk Assessment

      • Conceptual Site Model Development


    Soil Remediation Technologies

      • Soil Washing

      • Excavation and Off-Site Destruction

      • Stabilization

      • Capping
      • Thermal Treatment


    Water Remediation Technologies

      • Aluminum Hydroxide

      • Granular Activated Carbon and Biochar
      • Modified Anion Exchange Resins

      • Reverse Osmosis

      • Nanofiltration

      • Surface Active Foam Fractionation

      • Ozofractionation

      • Electrochemical Oxidation

      • Argon Plasma Destruction

      • Sonochemical Treatment

     

    PFAS Regulation and Guidance

      • National and International PFAS Regulatory Approaches

      • State and National Regulatory Standards

      • Technical Guidance and Resources


    Intended Audience: This course is intended for environmental agency staff, consultants, engineers, and site managers seeking an improved understanding of PFAS science, assessment, and remediation.


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


    Course Materials: 2020 updated course proceedings and references (238 pages color - PDF).


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


    Registration: $395 individual, $295 per person for 2 - 9 people, $195 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're comfortable and online!

    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 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 environmental chemistry, hydrogeology, transport and fate, remediation, and water quality management with the University of California Davis and the National Environmental Management Academy.

    • December 16, 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PST)
    • December 17, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Live Online Training (Webinar)
    Register


    December 16 - 17, 2020, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. PST (2 Days)
    Pacific Time Zone

    Live Interactive Online Training


    Course Reviews (4.8/5): 


    This course provides a comprehensive overview of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) transport, fate, and remediation. PFAS have been in use since the 1940s, are highly toxic, resist degradation, and are becoming increasingly regulated. The training begins with a review of PFAS sources, toxicity, and the common forms detected in the environment including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), newer GenX related chemicals including hexafluoropropylene oxide (HFPO) dimer acid, F53B, and perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS). The course then focuses on more advanced topics including PFAS transport, fate, site characterization methods, and effective remediation strategies.


    Course Topics

    PFAS 101 - The Basics

      • What Are PFAS?

      • Precursors and Degradates

      • Acronyms and Naming Conventions

      • Production History and Usage Trends

      • Replacement Chemistry 

      • Sources and Modes of Release

      • Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF)
      • Detections in the Environment
      • Toxicity and Health Effects


    Physical and Chemical Properties

      • Physical Properties of PFAS

      • Fluorine Characteristics
      • Carbon-Fluorine Bonds

      • Acidic, Anionic, and Cationic Forms

      • Acid Disassociation Constants

      • Thermal and Chemical Stabilities

      • Solubilities

      • Organic Carbon Partitioning

      • Vapor Pressures

      • Henry's Law Partitioning

      • Octanol-Water Partitioning

      • Bioconcentration Factors


    PFAS Transport and Fate in Air, Soil, Surface Water, and Groundwater

      • Partitioning
      • Advection, Dispersion, and Diffusion

      • Deposition

      • Leaching

      • Micelle Formation

      • Abiotic Transformation

      • Biotransformation

      • PFAS Degradates

      • Bioaccumulation

    Site Characterization for PFAS

      • Investigation Strategies

      • Source Identification

      • Sampling Approaches and Precautions

      • Selecting PFAS Analytes

      • Analytical Methods

      • Air, Soil, and Water Framework

      • Data Evaluation

      • Qualitative Analysis

      • Exposure Pathways & Risk Assessment

      • Conceptual Site Model Development


    Soil Remediation Technologies

      • Soil Washing

      • Excavation and Off-Site Destruction

      • Stabilization
      • Thermal Desorption

      • Capping


    Water Remediation Technologies

      • Aluminum Hydroxide

      • Granular Activated Carbon and Biochar
      • Modified Anion Exchange

      • Surface Active Foam Fractionation

      • Ozofractionation

      • Electrochemical Oxidation

      • Argon Plasma Treatment

      • Sonochemical Treatment

      • Reverse Osmosis

      • Nanofiltration

     

    PFAS Regulation and Guidance

      • National and International Regulatory Approaches

      • State and National Regulatory Status

      • Guidance and Resources


    Intended Audience: This course is intended for environmental professionals seeking an improved understanding of PFAS chemistry, transport, fate, site characterization, and remediation.


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


    Course Materials: 2020 updated course proceedings and references (250 color pages - PDF).


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


    Tuition: $395 individual, $295 per person for 2 - 9 people, $195 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 over twenty-five 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 environmental chemistry, hydrogeology, transport and fate, remediation, emerging contaminants of concern, and water quality management with the University of California Davis and the National Environmental Management Academy.

Previous Environmental Training Courses

August 19, 2020 PFAS Transport, Fate, and Remediation: Understanding and Managing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Including PFOA and PFOS Training Course - CalEPA Water Board Staff Only
July 14, 2020 PFAS Transport, Fate, and Remediation in Soil, Surface Water, and Groundwater: Understanding and Managing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Including PFOA and PFOS Training Course - Live Online Training
June 29, 2020 PFAS Transport, Fate, and Remediation in Soil, Surface Water, and Groundwater: Understanding and Managing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Including PFOA and PFOS Training Course - Live Online Training
June 24, 2020 PFAS Transport, Fate, and Remediation: Understanding and Managing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Including PFOA and PFOS Training Course - CalEPA State Water Resources Control Board - Live Online Training
June 16, 2020 PFAS Transport, Fate, and Remediation: Understanding and Managing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Including PFOA and PFOS Training Course - CalEPA Regional Water Quality Control Board - Live Online Training
May 06, 2020 PFAS Transport, Fate, and Remediation in Washington State: Understanding and Managing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Including PFOA and PFOS Training Course - Webinar
December 04, 2019 PFAS Training Course: Transport, Fate, and Remediation of PFAS in Soil and Groundwater: Understanding and Managing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Including PFOA and PFOS - Renton, WA
August 20, 2019 PFAS Training Course - Transport, Fate, and Remediation of PFAS in Soil and Groundwater: Understanding and Managing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances - Renton, WA
May 09, 2019 Managing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Contamination in the Environment Training Course - State College, PA
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