This is an introductory 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 geochemistry that is necessary to understand natural and contaminated systems and how the composition of groundwater evolves along its flowpath in the subsurface.
Geochemical processes that will be described and discussed include solution complexation reactions, solution/gas interactions, mineral dissolution/precipitation, oxidation/reduction, and adsorption/desorption. 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 groundwater composition, the importance of collecting sufficient data to understand site-specific geochemical systems, and how to use data to evaluate contaminant occurrence and mobility in the subsurface.
This course is being held in Perth and Brisbane to supplement the Introduction to Organic Groundwater Geochemistry Course.
Perth – 17th November 15 – 9am – 4pm
Brisbane – 25th November 15 9am – 4pm
Visit the ALGA web site for further details.