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YEP Technical Event: Petroleum Hydrocarbon Chemistry for Environmental Professionals

  • Thu, May 24, 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • GEI Consultants, Inc., 455 Winding Brook Drive, Suite 201, Glastonbury, CT
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The Young Environmental Professionals (YEP) is excited to announce our next technical education event:

Petroleum Hydrocarbon Chemistry for Environmental Professionals

Thursday, May 24th, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
GEI Consultants, Inc., 455 Winding Brook Drive, Suite 201, Glastonbury, CT - Google Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/8yqw4t8eA7E2

Instructors: Mr. Matthew Hackman, LEP, and Mr. Jim Occhialini of Alpha Analytical (see bios below)

NOTE: This course does not provide any continuing education credits (CECs) for LEPs.

Course Fees:

YEP Members: $20, Non-members: $25, Gov’t Employee/Students: $10. Dinner included. 

Not a YEP member yet? YEP membership is included with your EPOC dues. We encourage all young environmental professionals to join! For further information about YEP and how to join, see: www.epoc.org/yep.

Course Review:

This two-hour course emphasizes how petroleum moves through soil and groundwater and the various analytical methods used to evaluate petroleum in the environment. The focus will be on:

  • An introduction to the different types of petroleum mixtures and how each interacts with the environment
  • Becoming familiar with the physical and chemical properties of common petroleum mixtures
  • Understanding the different analytical methods and techniques for measuring petroleum

Seminar Agenda:

  • 5:30-5:40: Introduction and Overview
  • 5:40-6:40: Chemistry of Petroleum Mixtures
  • 6:40-7:30: Analytical Measurement Methods

Instructor Bios:

Matthew E. Hackman, PE, LSP, LEP

Matt Hackman has been self–employed since 1996, and previously worked for both environmental consulting firms and environmental and industrial equipment manufacturers. His experience includes air and wastewater permitting, SPCC plans, PCB/VOC/heavy metals/municipal landfill remediation (RCRA/CERCLA/TSCA), specifications for remedial activities during facility closure and UST upgrades, and innovative soil, groundwater, and wastewater recycling/reuse technologies. He has extensive experience in wastewater treatment, particularly industrial pretreatment technologies with emphasis on physical/chemical treatment, and has designed pretreatment facilities for the printed circuit board, chemical manufacturing, and electroplating/metal finishing industries as well as participating in the design of RCRA Part B treatment, storage and disposal facilities. He primarily serves as regulatory oversight and technical reviewer, providing LSP, LEP and P.E. services to national and regional environmental firms for portfolios of petroleum, industrial and commercial facilities.  He is a member of the EPOC, LSPA, RISEP and NEACHMM Continuing Education Committees.

Jim Occhialini, Vice President and Technical Sales with Alpha Analytical

Jim Occhialini is a vice president with Alpha Analytical and he serves as the product line manager for the laboratory’s specialty analytical services project applications.  Jim has 40 years of environmental analytical and consulting experience working on a wide range of projects.   Jim is very active with a number of regulatory workgroups and industry associations where he has given numerous technical presentations and training programs.

For any questions about this event, Email: yep@epoc.org.

Environmental Professionals Organization of Connecticut, Inc.
P.O. Box 176, Amston, CT 06231-0176
Seth Molofsky, Executive Director
Phone: (860) 537-0337, Fax: (860) 603-2075

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