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This two day seminar provides scientific information on contaminated site assessment and remediation. It focuses on cost effective approaches, methodologies, and technologies.

Course Outline
The environmental condition of property is an important issue in real estate transactions.  Buyers and sellers must be aware of potential environmental liabilities for contaminated soil and groundwater, regulatory non-compliance and buried wastes. Case studies, which are included and distributed as part of this seminar, are based on real projects to reinforce your understanding of the concepts and methodologies. 

To provide participants with in-depth knowledge of site assessment and remediation methodologies.

Program Outline

Faculty: Dr. Nasrat Hijazi, President, TDA Associates & Professor, Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough.

Day I -Phase I and Phase II ESA

Phase I ESA
• CSA Standard
• Difference between environmental audit and Phase I investigation
• Historical records review
• Interviews
• Inspections
• Qualifications of investigators
• Report
• Do we move to Phase II?
Phase II ESA
• CSA Standard
• Developing a conceptual site model (CSM) as basis of a
   sampling plan
• Data quality objectives (Representativeness, precision, bias, accuracy,
   comparability, completeness, detection limits)
• Sampling plans based on data use and project objectives
• Soil investigation methodologies
• Groundwater investigation methodologies
• Quality assurance/quality control plan
• Data review, validation, and verification
• Effective data presentation techniques
• Reporting
Phase I & Phase II ESA Case Studies
• Phase I ESA case studies for industrial, commercial,
  and petroleu sites
• Phase II ESA case studies for industrial, commercial,
  and petroleu sites
Day II- Site Remediation Technologies
Soil Remediation
• Excavation and offsite disposal (Remedial plan and implementation 
   and verification sampling)
• Vapour (VOC) remediation (Soil vapour extraction (SVE), enhanced  
   SVE systems)
Groundwater Remediation
• Basics of pump and treat processes
• Hydraulic containment
• Free product (LNAPL) recovery
• Extracted groundwater treatment
• Granular activated carbon
• Air stripping
• Oxidation/reduction
• Precipitation
• Ion exchange
In Site Treatment Technologies
• Zero-valent iron
• Surfactant and solvent flushing
• Bio-treatment
• Oxygen release compounds
• Hydrogen release compounds
Remediation Case Studies
• Petroleum contaminated sites
• Chlorinated solvents sites
• Toxic metal sites

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.

After Participating in the Course, You will be Able to:
Evaluate and select appropriate remediation technologies for contaminated soil and groundwater
Define key data requirements and design criteria for remediation technologies
Develop the phased approach to site assessment and remediation with the appropriate analytical data
Enhance project performance by applying  the concepts, methodologies and technologies learnt at the seminar and reinforced by case studies
Achieve greater productivity by using practical and proven remediation technologies most often used at contaminated sites for which you learn
the following attributes at the seminar: physical-chemical principles, unit processes, applicability to waste types, cost, time to complete, advantages/disadvantages, removal/destruction efficiencies. 

Daily Schedule:
8:00         Registration and coffee (first day only)
8:30         Session begins
4:30         Adjournment

Prerequisites & Certificates

Who Should Attend Process and manufacturing plant owners/managers; environmental consultants; regulatory personnel; owners of real estate, process plants, gas stations, landfill sites and scrap yards; environmental engineers and scientists; occupational hygienists; insurance personnel; legal counsellors; financiers; municipal officials; appraisers; real estate agents; and other individuals concerned about the environmental impact on the value of property.

Certificates offered

1.2 CEUs/12 PDHs

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
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Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
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Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
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