NJ LSRPA - Fundamental Contaminant Chemistry in Soil and Groundwater

  • 28 Feb 2018
  • 8:30 AM
  • 1 Mar 2018
  • 4:30 PM
  • Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute, One DeKorte Plark Plaza, Lyndhurst, NJ
February 28 & March 1, 2018 - Fundamental Contaminant Chemistry in Soil and Groundwater

Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:30 AM - Thu Mar 1, 2018 4:30 PM

Registration fees: $545 for LSRPA members, $595 for non-members
REGISTER: http://www.lsrpa.org/events

Location: Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute, One DeKorte Plark Plaza, Lyndhurst, NJ


NOTE: This course is approved by The State of New Jersey Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board for 13 Technical CECs. It is course ID number 2013-017

This topic is presented by the NJ Association of Licensed Site Remediation Professionals and NWETC

This two-day course includes an overview of key chemistry concepts associated with environmental contamination and provides a foundation for understanding contaminant fate and transport. The concepts discussed are essential for understanding soil and groundwater contamination along with the selection of appropriate remediation approaches.

The course begins with a review of basic chemistry concepts that are built upon as more complex topics are introduced. The first day includes a fundamental chemistry overview, covering chemical structure, properties, and reactions for metals and organic chemicals.  On the second day, characteristics of subsurface systems are discussed along with detailed descriptions of contaminant transport and degradation mechanisms.

A key goal of the class is for participants to become comfortable with the terminology and parameters used in environment chemistry and contaminant transport literature and studies. Concepts are illustrated using examples and historical context. For some examples, participants will use calculators. Spreadsheet models are provided to those interested in using simplified contaminant transport models. Major uncertainties and limitations of modeling approaches will also be discussed.


About the Instructor:


Dr. Pamela Schultz is an environmental chemist and engineer with over 20 years of experience working in government, industry, and consulting.  She obtained her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Providence College in 1992 and her master’s degree in Environmental Systems Engineering from Clemson University in 1996.  She worked as a senior environmental engineer at Merck & Co., Inc., conducting contaminant fate and transport modeling and human health risk assessments for air permitting and remediation projects. She later joined RTI International as a research environmental engineer, conducting multimedia fate and transport modeling to support U.S. EPA decision-making. In 2011, she received her PhD in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina, studying the behavior of dense non-aqueous liquids in soil and groundwater.


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