Climate Change

PAH Forensics Geochemistry

This Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Forensics Class has been developed in response to requests from those who have taken previous petroleum forensics classes. In this one-day class, we will learn about typical distributions and source signatures of petroleum-derived PAHs for various petroleum products.

Groundwater in Fractured Bedrock

This one-day course focuses on practical aspects of groundwater in the fractured sedimentary bedrock of the Newark Group (Brunswick Aquifer), where thousands of sites have been impacted by industrial contaminants. Remedial activities at such sites are usually impaired by oversimplified notions regarding groundwater flow and contaminant migration, as well as by the use of inadequate hydrogeologic characterization methods.

Soils and Site Evaluation for Septic Disposal

Each day, you will spend equal time moving between lectures in the classroom to soil pits in the field, evaluating soils using your eyes, hands, and nose. You will observe, record and evaluate the site-specific soil characteristics required to write and support a complete soil log, as well as evaluate the soil and landscape data to determine design input. Most importantly, you will develop the necessary tools to determine whether a site is right – legally and practically – for a septic system or stormwater runoff Best Management Practices (BMPs) facility.

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