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 Export to Your Calendar 4/28/2017
When: April 28, 2017
Where: Preservation Park
Oakland, California 
United States
Contact: Morley Beckman

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Register now for AEG’s Short Course on Groundwater Geochemistry, presented by Bill Deutsch on Friday April 28, 2017.


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 what the data they have collected mean from the standpoint of contaminant occurrence and mobility.

The course will be held at Preservation Park (Ginn Large Parlor) at 660 13th Street in Oakland from 8am-5pm (lunch “on your own”)


The cost is $225 for AEG members, $275 for non-members. 


Students will receive a printed 115-page course booklet, as well as a flash drive containing course materials.

Bill Deutsch holds a B.S. and M.S. in geological sciences from the University of Washington, Seattle. He has worked at Battelle/Pacific Northwest National Lab in applied research for 13 years and as a consultant for 17 years with Woodward-Clyde/URS and Jacobs Engineering.  For the past 5 years, he has been an independent consultant specializing in groundwater geochemistry.


Bill’s project experience includes environmental assessments and investigations of landfills, refineries, pesticides plants, military bases, mines and mills, federal weapons facilities and a wide variety of additional industrial sites. In addition, he has participated in remedial designs of sites contaminated with metals, radionuclides, pesticides, solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons and ordnance compounds. Since 1985, Bill has instructed more than 150 courses on groundwater geochemistry and geochemical modeling. He is the author of Groundwater Geochemistry, published by CRC Press, and is a principal scientist at Geochemistry Services LLC.

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