Virginia Tech and Virginia Deparatment of Health Present Water and Wastewater training Courses
Virginia Tech and Virginia Deparatment of Health Present Water and Wastewater training Courses

Contaminants of Concern: Chemistry, Toxicity and Treatment

October 15-17, 2018 - Richmond, Virginia

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Day 1
8:00-8:30 am Registration, Meet and Greet at Hotel
8:30-8:45 Introduction, Course Objectives
8:45-9:30 Terminology - regulations and toxicology
9:30-10:15 Chemistry and Toxicology Fundamentals
10:15-10:30 Networking Break
10:30-noon Chemistry/Toxicology Fundamentals (cont’d.)
Noon-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-2:15 Regulatory Framework, CEC, UCMR and CCL Programs
2:15-2:30 Networking Break
2:30-3:30 UCMR results, Top Health Concerns
3:30-3:45 Networking Break
3:45-5:30 Risk and Establishing a Standard
6:30 pm Group Dinner at Hotel
Day 2
8:30-10:00 am Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products – types, distribution, concerns, treatment
10:00-10:15 Networking Break
10:15-11:45 Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals – types, effects, concern
11:45-noon Group Discussion
Noon-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-2:30 Nanomaterials – types, uses, distribution, concern
2:30-2:45 Networking Break
2:45-4:15 Lead – sampling, distribution, toxicity, case study (Flint, MI)
4:15-5:30 pm Group Activity…Perchlorate, Determine Proper Response [sampling, distribution, setting a limit, case study (CA experience)]
(Dinner on own)
Day 3
8:30-10:30 am Disinfection By-Products – formation, concern, limits, treatment, case study
10:30-10:45 Networking Break
10:45-noon Ash Spill – constituents, effects, response, case study (Dan River, VA)
Noon-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:45 Ash Spill (cont’d.)
1:45-3:45 4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol (MCHM) – T&O, lessons learned, case study (Elk River, WVA)
3:45-4:00 Networking Break
4:00-5:15 Group activity…Pose Situation, Determine Proper Response
5:15-5:30 pm Closing Comments, Adjourn

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Questions about the course:
Please feel free to contact Dr. Jason He, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, if you have any questions about the content of the course, Dr. Jason He can be reached by e-mail: or phone: 540-231-1346.

Information about registration:
Please contact Nancy Rakes by email: or phone: 540-231-2922.

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