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Introduction to Organic Groundwater Geochemistry

This is an introductory organic geochemistry course for scientists and engineers working in the field of groundwater site characterization, contamination, and remediation.  It is designed to provide basic information on organic contaminants and their fate/transport in aquifer geochemical environments.

Geochemical processes that will be described and discussed include solution/gas interactions leading to volatilization and dissolution of volatile organic compounds, adsorption/desorption of organics, natural attenuation along the groundwater flowpath, and biodegradation processes.  Data collection, presentation, and interpretation of results will be discussed.

Examples that illustrate the concepts are described throughout the class.  At the end of this one-day class, attendees will have a better understanding of the types of geochemical processes that affect organic contaminants, the importance of collecting sufficient data to understand site-specific geochemical systems, and the effectiveness of natural attenuation and in situ treatment of organic contaminants.

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Joint Event with ICCL: World Café on Integrated Spatial Planning, Land Use and Soil Management Resea

Tags: ICCL, world cafe, integrated, spatial planning, land use, soil management,

This forum was a little different. Rather than a series of presentations it was largely interactive, providing an opportunity for attendees to meet international regulators, learn about a new European Strategic Research Agenda on soil, land use and land management from the Europeans leading it, and actively contribute to its development.

The premise of the project (known as INSPIRATION - “INtegrated Spatial PlannIng, land use and soil management Research AcTION”) is that land and soil services are fundamental for meeting societal needs, and that policy formulation and implementation influence how effectively these services are managed. It strives to better integrate these services and approaches, by identifying synergies across the sector (policy-makers, land-planners, industries, services and technologies providers, researchers) in order to tackle strategic societal challenges. A critical step in the project is a series of 'World Cafes' to collect complementary visions and needs across the different decision-making scales, at the National, European and International level, and this forum represents one of these international events.

Due to the format of this event there only the WriteUp is available for download.

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Rehab the Lab – Perspectives on Clandestine Drug Labs

Tags: rehab, lab, perspectives, Clandestine, drug

A clandestine laboratory, by definition, is an illicit operation consisting of a sufficient combination of apparatus and chemicals that either has or could be used in the manufacture or synthesis of prohibited drugs.
With 73 call-outs so far this year, clandestine laboratories are an ongoing issue in WA that require action not only by the Police and chemists, but also by land lords, property managers, local government and health department officers.

This forum was designed to enlighten the audience on what happens behind the scenes of clan lab clean-up and will cover the following topics:
 

Human Health and Environmental Risk, Exposure and Remediation of Clan Lab Sites.
The types of laboratories most often encountered in WA, emerging methods of manufacture and a brief overview of the role that ChemCentre plays in the attendance, dismantling and remediation of these sites.
Recent examples of unlawful labs in WA and their impacts: A DPP Prosecutor's perspective.

 

PN. Only the WriteUp is available for download from this event as requested by the presenters.

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2nd NZ Contaminated Land Conference

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