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PAH Forensics Geochemistry

Course Code: EL0403CA19

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Forensics Geochemistry

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Date & Time

Last Held: October 17, 2018
8:30am - 5:00pm (Check in time: 8:00am)

Next offering tentatively planned for Fall 2019. Registration will open when course date is confirmed.

Description

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.

We will discuss the various analytical laboratory approaches (eg: targeted, alkylated, etc.) that are available to collect PAH data. Case studies will be presented that will allow us to learn which methods have proven more effective for specific types of common petroleum products. Application of different methods for regulatory purposes and forensic uses will be illustrated and discussed. Weathering related alteration of PAH distributions for various refined products, as well as mixing of multiple product releases/plumes, will also be discussed. To illustrate the accurate application of various statistical and data visualization methods, real-world PAH studies and case examples will be presented.

Featured Topics

  • PAH Analysis Methods: Considering regulatory verses forensic requirements
  • Study Design: What to sample, how, where and the inherent bias of common approaches
  • Typical Petroleum Product PAH Distributions: From gasolines to crude oils
  • Environmental Processing of Releases: What gets altered
  • Petroleum Product Mixing: Evaluating the possibility and degree of mixing
  • Statistical Data Analysis: Approaches for various petroleum-derived PAHs
  • Biomarkers: The next step up in the examination of petroleum product data
Instructor

Dr. Michael J. Wade is Principal Scientist of Wade Research, Inc.TM, a small business that provides geochemical forensic services to a variety of government agencies, industrial clients, and law firms. Dr. Wade is an internationally recognized organic geochemist with 40 years of post-doctoral experience and over 49 post-baccalaureate years of strong technical and project management experience in a variety of research programs with special emphasis on study of petroleum pollution in the environment. He regularly provides expert forensic services both through deposition process as well as court testimony in the areas of environmental contamination, including assessment of sources of contamination, identification of petroleum product types and age-dating of petroleum product releases.

Continuing Education Credits

The October 17, 2018 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

In addition to 0.7 Rutgers CEUs, this environmental forensics training course has been approved for the following credits:

NJ Health Officers & Registered Environmental Health Specialists: Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 6.5 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).

PA/NY Continuing Legal Education: 6.5 CLEs

NJ Continuing Legal Education: 7.8 CLEs

NJ LSRP CECs: 7.5 Technical

NJ Professional Engineers: 7 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credits

NJ Licensed Water and Wastewater Operators: 7 TCHs (Approval #01-081601-30)

CT Licensed Environmental Professionals (LEPs): 8.25 CECs - CTLEP-423

MA Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Professionals: 8 Technical - Course No. 1586

Fees
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Multi-Person Registration Fee

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LSRPA Member Registration Fee

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Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.

Meals

Continental breakfast and deli buffet lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.

Location

GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Rutgers Continuing Education at The Atrium
Suite 101, Room 120 Sequoia
300 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873
Directions

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.

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Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.