Goundwater Contamination and Remediation: Principles and Practices

Dates(s)

August 19, 2014 - August 20, 2014

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Organizer

NWETC

Details/Description

n this 2-day course, attendees will learn the basic principles of contaminant geohydrology, fate and transport, and groundwater remediation. This course will cover the scope of the groundwater contamination problem in the United States, the drivers that mandate addressing these problems, and the technical constraints and practical solutions to remediate these problems. Participants will be exposed to basic concepts of hydrogeology and contaminant transport in groundwater. Participants will also learn the status of remedial technologies employed by remedial practitioners to cleanup groundwater contaminated with the most common inorganic, organic and persistent contaminants such as fuel hydrocarbons, metals, 1,4 dioxane, perchlorates and chlorinated hydrocarbons. Case studies and active engagement with the attendees will be used to reinforce the points presented in lecture. Understanding the topics covered will provide attendees with a current and better-informed perspective on the practice of groundwater investigation and remediation.