Delineation, Remediation and Risk Management of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Impacts on Soil and Groundwater
Jun 18 - 19, 2024 /
Course Code: 15-0607-ONL24
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern Time
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.
- 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.
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time
Please note: You can check other time zones here.
Day I: Site Assessment and Delineation
Welcome, Introduction, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method
Petroleum Hydrocarbon Chemistry Basics
- Typical composition of crude oil, gasoline and fuels
- Fractions, BTEX, and oxygenated additives
- Physical-chemical properties of PHC components
An Overview of Lighter (than Water) Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (LNAPLs)
- Transformation of free product to dissolved phase
An Overview of PHC Fate and Transport in Soil and Groundwater
Soil Sampling Plans for Regulatory Delineation
Groundwater Sampling Plans for Regulatory Delineation
Overview of Human Health Risk Assessment for PHCs
Day II: Remediation Technologies
Big Picture Analysis; Cleanup, Risk-Based Remediation or Risk Management
In-Situ and Ex-Situ PHC Impacted Soil Remediation Methods
- Phase Separation
- Soil Washing
- Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE)
- Thermal Desorption
- Phase Separation
- Chemical Oxidation
- Pump and Treat Scheme
- Phase Separation
- Air sparging
Risk Management Measures (RMMs)
Soil Caps and Covers
Passive and Active Ventilation
Permeable Reactive Barriers (PRBs) for Groundwater Risk Management
Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes
Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment
Edwin is a licensed Professional Engineer by Professional Engineers Ontario and is a sessional lecturer at the Physical and Environmental Sciences University of Toronto Scarborough. Edwin is the inventor of Grafta™, a first-of-its-kind unique nano-graphene-based adsorbent for environmental remediation and water and wastewater treatment. He is currently the Vice President of Technology of Grafta Nanotech Inc, where Grafta™ is being mass-produced and commercialized.
Edwin has over 20 years of experience in academia and consulting in Environmental Engineering and Assessment. He has a proven track record of working and managing various Environmental projects ranging from Environmental Site Assessment, Risk Assessment, Impact Assessment, Physical and Contaminant Hydrogeology, Waste Management Planning, Landfill Design, Leachate and Gas Management and Life Cycle Assessment. Edwin has been with EPIC for over nine years and has offered Environmental Assessment, Risk Assessment and Remediation courses in various provinces in Canada.
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Fee & Credits
$1295 + taxes
- 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
- ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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