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This seminar provides information on contaminated site assessment & remediation. It focuses on cost effective approaches, methodologies, & technologies. Case studies, which are included & distributed as part of the seminar, are based on real projects..

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 & groundwater, regulatory non-compliance and buried wastes.  This two day seminar provides information on contaminated site assessment and remediation.  It focuses on cost effective approaches, methodologies, and technologies.  Case studies, which are included and distributed as part of the 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.

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 in first nations communities, municipalities, national defence, fisheries and oceans, public works; occupational hygienists; insurance personnel; legal counsellors; financiers; appraisers; real estate agents; environmental equipment manufacturers, and other individuals concerned about the environmental impact on the value of property.

Program Outline
Faculty: Dr. Nasrat Hijazi, President TDA Associates

Day I
Phase I and Phase II ESA
8:00       Registration and Coffee
8:20       Welcome and Introduction
8:30       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?
10:00     Refreshments and Networking

10:15     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

12:00     Lunch

1:00        Phase II ESA (Continued)
2:00        Phase I and Phase II ESA Case Studies
€¢ Phase I ESA case studies for industrial, commercial, and petroleum sites
€¢ Phase II ESA case studies for industrial, commercial, and petroleum sites

3:00       Refreshments and Networking

3:15        Phase II ESA Case Study By Participants
Petroleum bulk facility and service station to be developed as commercial, residential and parkland under mixed potable and non-potable groundwater conditions.
(Development of conceptual site models, effective sampling plans for soil and groundwater)

4:00        Case Study Presentations and Discussion

4:30        Adjournment

Day II
Site Remediation Technologies
8:00       Soil Remediation
€¢ Excavation and offsite disposal (Remedial plan and implementation and verification sampling)
€¢ Vapour (VOC) remediation (Soil vapour extraction (SVE),enhanced SVE systems)
€¢ Bio-treatment          

10:00     Refreshments and Networking

10:15     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
12:00     Lunch

1:00       In Site Treatment Technologies
€¢ Zero-valent iron
€¢ Surfactant and solvent flushing
€¢ Bio-treatment
€¢ Oxygen release compounds
€¢ Hydrogen release compounds

2:00        Risk Assessment
€¢ Human health risk assessment
€¢ Ecological risk assessment

3:00        Refreshments and Networking

3:15        Case Studies By Participants
Participants to recommend remediation technologies based on contaminant and site scenarios

4:30        Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment
After participating in the seminar, you will be able to:
After participating in the seminar you will be able to do the following:
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
enhance project performance
achieve greater productivity by using practical and proven remediation technologies
recognize processes, effects, and advantages/disadvantages related to contaminated soils


Nasrat Hijazi

Dr. Nasrat Hijazi, PhD and C.Chem, is President of TDA Associates and a former professor in the Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto at Scarborough (UTSC). He received his BSc from the American University of Beirut and completed his PhD at the University of Ottawa in 1973. Starting in 1981, Dr. Hijazi held senior positions at leading environmental consulting and management companies including Dames and Moore Canada Inc. (currently URS), Clayton Environmental Group, and Sanexen International (Currently Sanexen Environmental Inc.). Aiming to provide cost effective and high quality professional training and consulting services, he formed TDA Associates in 1997.

Dr. Hijazi now has 35 years experience in the research and development of environmental management consulting, hazardous and industrial waste management, and site remediation. He is an environmental expert in areas of compliance to environmental acts, regulations, standards, guidelines, policies, and procedures. A member of various organizations and an ISO 14001 auditor, Dr. Hijazi is actively involved in Continuing Engineering Education as a teacher of professional development courses. He has also served as the founding chairman, president, and CEO of the Canadian Environmental Industry Association Ontario Chapter (ONEIA 91-92); director of CEIA-National (92-93); and a member of various government and institutional advisory committees.

Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.4 CEUs / 14 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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