presented by James E. Landmeyer and Don A. Vroblesky
This two-day short course will focus on the history, theory, and application of phytoremediation to solve common groundwater contamination problems.
Many contaminant compounds detected in groundwater can be remediated by using phytoremediation processes. Contaminant concentrations can be decreased at phytoremediation sites by direct uptake of dissolved-phase contaminants, by uptake of contaminant vapors, and through root-facilitated bioremediation of residual contamination in the unsaturated zone. Once in trees, the contaminant compounds are decreased by volatilization, diffusion, sequestration, or enzymatically transformed into unregulated byproducts.
Experience from the implementation of phytoremediation systems at multiple sites that are characterized by BTEX, MTBE, chlorinated solvents such as PCE and TCE, and PAH groundwater contamination will be described in detail. Practical field demonstrations of relevant assessment approaches will be performed.
During this course, you will learn:
Introductory; you should know basic groundwater hydrology. An introduction to plant physiology related to water use will be provided.
This course is worth 1.5 CEUs.
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The St. Anthony Riverwalk Wyndham Hotel
300 East Travis Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
800 WYNDHAM (800 996.3426)
Accommodations: NGWA has secured a limited block of rooms on a first come, first served basis at the group rate of $106 per night single/double occupancy. These rates apply to the NGWA room block and are valid until the January 27 cutoff, unless our block has been filled before that date. When making your reservations, be sure to mention you are attending this NGWA program to receive this group rate. Remember, you are responsible for securing your own reservations. For guest check-in and checkout times, please contact the hotel directly.
800 551.7379 (614 898.7791 outside the United States)
8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday
fax 614 898.7786
National Ground Water Association
601 Dempsey Rd.
Westerville, OH 43081
(614 898.7791 outside the US)
fax 614 898.7786