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Field Groundwater Purging, Monitoring and Sampling

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Apr 6 - 7, 2021 /
Course Code: 11-0438-ONL21

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor

Overview

Please Note:
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This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks and lunch) *********************************************************************************

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Select the most updated techniques and methods in collecting representative samples of groundwater that meets the required needs for your project.
  • Examine procedures and steps to follow in planning a successful field groundwater sampling program.
  • Apply progressive techniques for monitoring groundwater quality and groundwater levels for long-terms data collection that can be used for Environmental climate change impacted to water resources and drought condition.
  • Minimize bias in collecting high quality data for a cost effective project using QA/QC.
  • Develop and implement a successful and affordable groundwater sampling program that meets the regulations and requirements recommended by Environmental international organizations in Canada and U.S.

Description
In this training seminar, the comprehensive approach and cost effective operation of a successful field groundwater monitoring and sampling program to collect the real pore- fluid groundwater is discussed.

The workshop will assist individuals involved to understand the design principle, required personnel, equipment needed, field operation and procedures of monitoring and collecting groundwater samples for analysis and saving money for their project.

Course Outline:

  • Welcome, Introduction, Seminar Preview, Learning Outcome
  • Planning Groundwater Sampling Event
  • Groundwater Level Measurement
  • Purging and Evacuating Stagnant Water from a Well
  • Monitoring Field Parameters
  • Groundwater Sampling Procedures
  • Sample Collection Procedures
  • Equipment Decontamination:
  • Sample Handling and Shipment
  • Low-flow Purging and Sampling
  • Collection of Drinking Water Samples

Who Should Attend
Environmental Consultants • Engineers •Technical Personnel and Technologists responsible for collecting groundwater samples • Project Managers • Regulatory Personnel •Utility companies and Agencies • Building Companies, Real Estates, and Conservation Authorities

More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time


Please note: You can check other time zones here.

Syllabus

Please Note:
*********************************************************************************
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks and lunch) *********************************************************************************

Daily Schedule
10:00 Seminar begins
12:00 Lunch
6:00 Adjournment

There is a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshments and networking break each morning and afternoon. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Welcome, Introduction, Seminar Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Section 1)

  • Planning groundwater sampling event
  • Field equipment requirement
  • Objectives of groundwater sampling
  • Well selection for groundwater sampling

Section 2)

  • Groundwater level measurement
  • Objective of groundwater level measurement
  • Methods of groundwater level measurement
  • Factors affecting groundwater level measurement accuracy
  • Procedures of groundwater level measurement

Section 3)

  • Purging
  • Objectives of purging
  • Standard traditional purging
  • Purging volumes calculation
  • Exception to the 3 well Volumes Rule

Section 4)

  • Purging and sampling devices
  • Advantages and disadvantages of sampling devices
  • Portable versus dedicated sampling devices (pump)

Section 5)

  • Monitoring field parameters
  • Monitoring of parameters of stabilization
  • Parameters of stabilization criteria

Section 6)

  • Groundwater sampling procedures
  • Groundwater sampling methods
  • Monitoring and sampling procedures

Section 7)
Sample Collection

  • general chemistry
  • metals
  • pesticides
  • volatile organics and phenols

Section 8)

  • Filtration and preservation of groundwater samples
  • Sample filtration
  • Sample preservation

Section 9)

  • Field Quality Assurance/Quality Control Program (QA/QC)
  • Why Quality Assurance and Quality Control are important?
  • What is accuracy and precision?
  • What is bias?
  • Areas of quality assurance concern

Section 10)

  • Components of field Quality Control samples:
  • equipment blanks, trip blanks, field blanks, temperature blanks, duplicate samples

Section 11)
Equipment Decontamination:

  • Objectives of equipment decontamination
  • Portable equipment decontamination
  • Chemical decontamination options
  • Which equipment needs decontamination?
  • Minimum decontamination procedures
  • More rigorous decontamination

Section 12)
Sample Shipment and Handling

  • Sample chain of custody (COC)
  • Selecting shipment method

Section 13)

  • Low-flow purging and sampling
  • Low-flow vs traditional purging
  • Advantages of low-flow sampling
  • Low-flow sampling requirement for dedicated pumps
  • Low-flow sampling requirement for portable pumps

Section 14)

  • Post sampling documentation

Section 15)

  • Collection of drinking water samples

Section 16)

  • Collection of samples from contaminated sites using direct push technology

Section 17)

  • Video Presentation of low-flow purging and sampling groundwater

The students are divided by two or three groups (depending on the number of students) and assigned to practice a case study in order to be familiar of the steps such as calculating the volume of purged water from a well, water level measurement, monitoring the parameters of stabilization as well as other activities in field.

Video presentation will be shown in the morning of the next day course followed by questions and answers.

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Instructor

Allan Robison

With over 25 years of experience in the environmental consulting field, Allan has extensive experience in conducting environmental site assessments, remediation, reclamation monitoring and inspections, remedial air sparging and vapour extraction system installations, environmental and geotechnical field investigations including groundwater, soil and soil vapour sampling.

Over the past decade, Allan has provided both technical and field training programs including environmental groundwater, soil and vapour sampling techniques and asbestos awareness to junior and intermediate professional and technical staff, municipal and private system operators, as well as one of the lead facilitator for an environmental site assessment field school. Client and employee training programs including environmental groundwater, soil and vapour sampling techniques and asbestos awareness. Allan is also the key technical contact for several municipal and regional clients.



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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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