Click here to view the Topics in Power Point.

SEMINAR TOPICS

I. BASIC ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY #1

--------A. Introduction

--------B. Classification of Chemicals

--------C. Nomenclature of Hydrocarbons

-------------------1. Alkanes & Alkenes

-------------------2. Cycloalkanes

-------------------3. Aromatic (BTEX, etc.)

-------------------4. Polynuclear Aromatic (PNA or PAH ???)

II. BASIC ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY #2

--------A. Nomenclature of Chlorocarbons

--------B. Nomenclature of PCBs & Dioxins

III. BASIC ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY #3

--------A. Nomenclature of Aldehydes & Ketones

--------B. Nomenclature of Alcohols

--------C. Nomenclature of Esters

--------D. Nomenclature of Phenols

IV. DISTRIBUTION & SOURCES OF CONTAMINANTS

--------A. Frequency of occurrence of VOCs at NPL sites

--------B. ATSDR's ranking system for toxic substances

-------------------1. Frequency of Occurrence

-------------------2. Toxicity (Reportable Quantity)

-------------------3. Exposure Potential

--------C. Sources of Contaminants

--------D. The Composition of Fuels

-------------------1. Gasoline

-------------------2. Kerosene

-------------------3. Diesel Fuel

-------------------4. Jet Fuels

------------------------------------a. JP-4
------------------------------------b. JP-5
------------------------------------c. JP-8

V. Fate and Transport

--------A. What is fugacity?

VI. INSTRUMENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS (HOW

------------THEY WORK)

--------A. Principles of Gas Chromatography

--------B. Principles of Mass Spectroscopy

--------C. Principles of Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, ICP

-------------Spectroscopy, and other Methods for Metals

VII. ANALYTICAL METHODS

--------A. EPA Methods

-------------------1. 100-400 Series Water Methods

-------------------2. 500 Series Water Methods

-------------------3. 600 Series Water Methods

-------------------4. SW846 Methods

-------------------5. CLP Methods

--------B. Other Methods

-------------------1. Standard Methods

-------------------2. ASTM Methods

--------C. Field Analytical Methods

-------------------1. Soil-Gas

-------------------2. Aqueous Head-Space

-------------------3. Soil Head-Space

VIII. ANALYTICAL MEASUREMENTS AND DATA QUALITY #1

--------A. What is Good Quality Data?

--------B. DQOs and EPA DQO Levels

--------C. Factors Affecting Data Quality

--------D. Data Verification/Validation

-------------What do those 'U', 'J', 'N', and 'R' flags on my data mean???

IX. ANALYTICAL MEASUREMENTS AND DATA QUALITY #2

--------A. Are detection limits, quantitation limits, and reporting

------------limits the same thing?

------------What are MDLs, PQLs, and PRLs???

--------B. Field QC Samples

-------------------1. Do I need all those QC samples??

----------------------How can I save money on analytical costs?

X. RISK ASSESSMENT




Environmental Chemistry


Introduction


Who Am I? Who Are You?


Seminar Topics


Seminar Topics


Seminar Topics


Seminar Topics


Seminar Topics