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Delineation, Remediation and Risk Management of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Impacts on Soil and Groundwater

14 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will have learned:

  • How to delineate the extent of PHC impact on soil and groundwater in accordance with Phase Two Environmental Site Assessment Regulation 
  • How to apply efficient soil and groundwater sampling for PHCs
  • Remediation Techniques for soil impacted with PHCs
  • Remediation Techniques for groundwater impacted with PHCs
  • A brief overview of the Risk Assessment of PHC-impacted soil and groundwater
  • Risk Management Measures (RMMs) for a PHC-impacted site as an alternative to Cleanup

Remediation of soil and groundwater impacted by PHCs involves several in situ or ex-situ treatments comprising containment, separation and decomposition, which include biological, chemical, physical and thermal treatment methods.

Proper delineation of the soil and groundwater impact is the cornerstone for remediation, meeting the regulatory guidelines, risk-based remediation and/or risk management. To select the best treatment option for remediation, it is important to understand the nature, composition, properties, type of environment, fate, transport and distribution of the pollutant’s degradation mechanism, including chemical and biological decomposition. This two-day course provides practically applicable yet science-based instruction on delineation, remediation and risk management of soil and groundwater hydrocarbon contamination. Cost-effective field techniques for investigating petroleum contamination will be reviewed in detail. Data interpretation and validation procedures will be presented. A case example will also be discussed. 

Course Outline

  • Petroleum hydrocarbon chemistry basics
  • Overview of lighter (than water) Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (LNAPLs)
  • Overview of PHC Fate and Transport in soil and groundwater
  • Soil sampling plans for regulatory delineation
  • Groundwater sampling plans for regulatory delineation
  • In-Situ and Ex-Situ PHC-impacted soil remediation methods
  • Physico-chemical methods
  • Biological methods
  • Risk Management Measures (RMMs)
  • Soil caps and covers
  • Passive and active ventilation
  • Permeable Reactive Barriers (PRBs) for groundwater risk management

Who Should Attend
Technicians and Technologists Involved in Soil and Groundwater Sampling and Assessment • Consultants and Public Sector Environmental Specialists Dealing with Brownfields and Contaminated Soil and Groundwater Assessment, Remediation and Risk Assessment. 

Course Rating
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This course is currently scheduled on the following date. Click to learn even more details about this offering.

Online, 6/18/2024


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  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

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