||Environmental Forensics-Site Characterization and Remediation
April 17, 2017: 8:30am - 4:30pm
April 18, 2017: 8:30am - 4:30pm
||University of Phoenix-Sacramento
2860 Gateway Oaks Drive, Bldg. B-#100
||Paul Philp, PhD
(Before March 11, 2017)
**Registered attendees will receive a PDF copy of course materials prior to the class. A physical book can be purchased for an additional $50 charge. To purchase, select "Physical Book" above.
This 2 day course will provide attendees with a wide array of analytical techniques available to fingerprint a variety of contaminants and to address the basic questions involved in any environmental forensics study:
1. What is the contaminant(s)?
2. What is the source(s)?
3. When did the release occur?
4. Is the contaminant degrading?
In addition, there will be a discussion of why certain techniques are more appropriate than others, the problems that may be encountered when interpreting results, and what to do if there are no unique answers to some of the above questions. Examples will be provided from a variety of environmental forensic investigations involving a range of contaminants and different issues that have been encountered.
Attendees will learn the range of supporting methods used into order to prepare the strongest case possible when presenting findings.
The final topic will center around site remediation and how some of the techniques used in topics discussed above can also be used to monitor site cleanup, particularly those sites being remediated by natural attenuation.
This course will provide useful information for chemists, engineers, geologists, hydrogeologists, microbiologists, attorneys and regulators that are involved with a variety of environmental issues including contamination characterization and source determination as well as site remediation
Continuing Education Units: 1.30 CEUs
Environmental Forensics-Past and Present
Initial characterization of the site-groundwater flow, oxicity, salinity
Information needed for a successful investigation
Classes of Contaminants to be discussed
The tiered fingerprinting approach
Inorganic contributions to fingerprinting
Additional information required for successful environmental investigations
Age dating of contaminants-successful and unsuccessful techniques-including presence or absence of certain compounds, atmospheric contaminants, radioactive isotopes, tree-ring dating
Monitoring site remediation-most appropriate techniques.
State specific cases
About the Instructor
Dr. Philp is an instructor and researcher whose research interests include Petroleum, Environmental and Forensic geochemistry with the emphasis on molecular and isotopic characterization of oils, gases, rock extracts and contaminants for the purposes of source determination, characterization of depositional environments, maturity, biodegradation and for correlation purposes.
He has been a Professor of Petroleum Geochemistry at the University of Oklahoma since 1987, and in addition has presented papers at a number of International meetings. He has taught a number of Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry courses in the following countries and to the following companies: Yacimentos Petroleo Fiscales, Buenos Aires, Argentina; China at invitation of Academia Sinica to lecture at various institutes and universities; Japanese National Oil Company in Tokyo; Petrobras, Brazil; New Zealand Geological Survey on petroleum geochemistry; INTEVP - Caracas, Venezuela; Taiwanese National Oil Company, Taipei; Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corporation, Dar-es-Salem, Tanzania; Peruvian National Oil Company; ARAMCO, Saudi Arabia; Ecopetrol Colombia; Petronas Malaysia; Indonesian Petroleum Association; Shengli oil field China; Petrovietnam, Hanoi and HoChiMinh City; Sonatrach, Algeria.
What to Bring
Drinks and snacks will be provided each day. Lunch will be on your own.
In order to guarantee a space in a course, the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card. State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two-week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC.
If You Need to Cancel
With 31 or more days notice, we will offer a 100% refund or credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
- With 30-8 days notice, we will offer a course credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
- With fewer than 8 days notice, there is no course credit available
*Please note that attendee replacement is welcome at any time
To request disability accommodations, please contact us at [email protected] or 425-270-3274 at least 30 days prior to the event.