Ground Water Quality and Geochemistry
Continuing Education Credits
Note: This is the first time this course is being offered by EPOC. It has been previously offered in MA by the LSPA. The CT State Board of Examiners of Environmental Professionals (LEP Board) has approved this course for 8.0 hours of continuing education credits - CTLEP-265. It has also been approved for 8.0 MA LSP technical credits (Course #1315).
Time and Location
This seminar will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 and runs from 8 AM - 5 PM at the CTCPA Education Center, 716 Brook St., Ste. 100, Rocky Hill, CT. For directions, see: http://www.ctcpas.org/Content/About/Driving-Directions.aspx
Stephen P. Garabedian, PhD (see bio below)
EPOC Members: $300, Non-members: $350, Gov't Employee/Students : $150
Continental breakfast, lunch, and PM snack included.
This course will introduce the chemical principles needed to understand equilibrium chemical reactions in ground-water quality and geochemistry, and discuss relevant case studies of contaminant fate and transport. The focus will be on chemical reactions that occur in natural waters that affect water quality in the subsurface. Topics covered include: (1) a review of aquatic chemistry; (2) a review of organic chemistry and microbiology; (3) major ion geochemistry; and presentations of case studies of the fate and transport of (4) organic compounds (hydrocarbons and solvents), and (5) metals (Zn, Cd, Cr, As, Pb, Hg). An introductory college-level chemistry course will be expected as a minimum prerequisite for those attending this course.
- 8:00 am: Introduction
- 8:10: Principles of Aquatic Chemistry
- 9:00: Principles of Organic Chemistry and Microbiology
- 9:45: Break
- 10:00: Groundwater Geochemistry
- 10:30: Study: Cape Cod Sewage Plume
- 11:15: Fate and Transport of Hydrocarbons
- 12:00 pm: Lunch
- 1:00: Fate and Transport of Solvents
- 2:00: Fate and Transport of Metals (Zn, Cd, Cr, As)
- 3:15: Break
- 3:30: Fate and Transport of Metals (As, Pb, Hg)
- 4:15: Case Studies of Metals Fate and Transport
- 4:45: Summary
Instructor Bio: Stephen P. Garabedian, PhD
Stephen Garabedian is an independent hydrogeologist and lecturer working in the New England Region. Steve worked for the U.S. Geological Survey for 30 years, having conducted hydrologic and water quality studies in New England and the Western United States, supervised hydrologic studies in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and managed the USGS Conte Research Lab in Turners Falls, Massachusetts. His education includes a BS in Geology from the University of Connecticut, an MS in Geology from Penn State, and PhD in Civil Engineering from MIT. He has taught a number of courses on hydrogeology and ground-water hydrology for Boston-area Colleges and Universities, along with short courses for the LSPA.