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October 12th, 2017



Transport and Fate of Metals & VOCs
in Soil and Groundwater

Seminar Summary:

This course provides participants with the latest science and technology necessary to effectively assess, manage, and remediate sites contaminated with metals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The course begins with an overview of metal and VOC partitioning and transport, followed by an update on high-resolution site characterization technologies. The training concludes with an overview of metal and VOC attenuation in soil and groundwater emphasizing the latest science and models.

This Seminar will include all course proceedings, worksheets, and reference materials. It is aimed at providing intermediate to advanced education to the attendees on these topics.


Thursday, October 12th
Registration Opens at 7:00am
8:00am - 5:00pm
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Regions Tower - 5th Floor
One Indiana Square
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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About the Instructor:

Erick McWayne, UC Davis Extension and NEMA

Erick McWayne has over twenty-three years of professional experience with soil and groundwater quality investigations and teaching related courses. As a consultant, he managed contaminated surface water, soil, and groundwater projects for the Department of Defense and other clients. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in contaminant chemistry, transport and fate, hydrogeology, natural attenuation, and remediation for UC Davis and National Environmental Management Academy (NEMA).

Testimonials from Previous MSECA Attendees:

  • "Erick's presentation was probably the best 8 hrs I have spent in continuing education in the last 15 years."

  • "Erick McWayne's talk was worth the cost of the admission. Excellent speaker."

  • "Erick McWayne's presentations were excellent. It combined both a refresher of science concepts and new information and how to apply basic science."

  • "The technical presentation was terrific - great information and very practical presented by an excellent speaker"

Course Topics:

Principles of Metal and VOC Partitioning

Metal and VOC Transport In Soil and Groundwater

High-Resolution Site Characterization

Biogeochemical Gradients and Plume Segments

Attenuation Indicator Parameters:
  • Oxidation-Reduction Potential
  • Hydrogen
  • Methane
  • Nitrate
  • Microbial species
  • Cation Exchange Capacity
  • Soil Iron Oxide Content
Primary Modifying Factors:
  • pH
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Sulfur Species
  • Carbonate Alkalinity
  • Biochemical Oxygen Demand
Secondary Modifying Factors:
  • Aluminum, Iron, and Organic Matter Facilitated Transport
  • Source Type
  • Hydrogeology
  • Travel Time to Receptors
Six Scenario Behavior of:
  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium (III)
  • Chromium (VI)
  • Copper
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Nickel
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
  • Nitrate
  • Perchlorate
Dehalococcoides and the Corrinoid Cofactor

Consortia Approach to Enhanced In Situ

Biodegradation of Chlorinated Solvents

Seminar Agenda:

7:00am Registration / Exhibit Hall Opens

8:00am Opening Remarks, MSECA News, & More


Transport and Fate of Metals & VOCs in Soil and Groundwater

10:00am Break / Exhibit Hall


Transport and Fate of Metals & VOCs in Soil and Groundwater

12:00am Lunch

12:45pm Exhibit Hall


Transport and Fate of Metals & VOCs in Soil and Groundwater

3:00pm Break / Exhibit Hall


Transport and Fate of Metals & VOCs in Soil and Groundwater

5:00pm Adjourn