Emerging Contaminants Workshop- Oct 20, 2016

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In this one-day workshop, we will explore the topic of emerging contaminants related to soil and groundwater remediation. Over the past few years, several agencies and organizations have released strategies and recommendations related to emerging contaminants. In general, emerging contaminants are ones for which incomplete toxicity data exists or for which new data has been released. Emerging contaminants could also be from a new source or have a newly recognized exposure pathway or lower detection limit. This workshop will keep you up-to-date on the topic of emerging contaminants and will give you an understanding of how U.S. agencies such as EPA and DOE are working to develop approaches for dealing with emerging contaminants. We will review U.S. EPA’s recently released Groundwater Remedy Completion Strategy. We will also discuss the chemical and physical properties of emerging contaminants, how these compare to more traditional contaminants, and how these impact the ultimate f
Event Type:
Workshops/Training Courses
Date:
Oct. 20, 2016
Venue:
University of Phoenix
Location:
Tigard , OR , USA

Course Topics

8:30 – 10:00 am   Part 1:  Introduction to emerging contaminants. In the first part of the workshop, we will explore what is meant by the term “emerging contaminants”. We will compare and contrast emerging contaminants of concern in surface water, soil, and groundwater. 

10:00 – 10:10 am        Break

10:10 – 12:00 pm Part 2: Agency response to emerging contaminants. In this part, we will discuss how agencies such as the U.S. EPA and DoD are working to develop approaches for dealing with emerging contaminants. We will review recent meetings on emerging contaminants and indicate specific contaminants that are of most concern to various agencies. 

12:00 – 1:00 pm          Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 pm         Part 3: Profiles of emerging contaminants. We will review sources of data on emerging contaminants including EPA’s Technical Fact Sheets on individual contaminants and information from other programs such as DoD’s Chemical and Material Risk Management Program.

2:10 – 2:20 pm            Break

2:20 – 3:20 pm Part 4: Chemical and physical properties of emerging contaminants. The chemical and physical properties of emerging contaminants will be discussed along with how these compare to more traditional contaminants.  

3:20 – 3:30 pm            Break

3:30 – 4:30 pm     Part 5: Case studies of emerging contaminants.   The last part of the workshop will present several case studies of emerging contaminants to illustrate concepts of fate and transport in soil and groundwater systems along with remediation approaches.

Note: For most of the workshop, the focus is on contaminants from a soil and groundwater, remediation perspective (e.g., 1,4-­-dioxane, fluorinated organic compounds, TCE, and nanomaterials), rather than a surface water perspective (e.g., pharmaceuticals and personal care products). 

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