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Advanced Petroleum Forensics Geochemistry

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Synopsis: This course will appeal to LSRPs and other environmental professionals who regularly deal with oil impacted sites and wish to learn more about the latest in advanced forensics techniques for petroleum releases of gasoline and distillates.
Start Time: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:30 AM
End Time: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 4:45 PM
Location: Cook Student Center
Address: 59 Biel Road
Campus: George H. Cook
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
Web Site: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/el0402ca.html
Contact Name: Pamela Springard-Mayer
Contact Email: pspring@njaes.rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (848) 932-7463
Additional Information:

Since a majority of our sites are petroleum and many are old and comingled, this course is particularly relevant to practicing LSRPs. In-class examples and exercises related to on-site assessment and remediation issues/concerns that may be encountered by practicing LSRPs will be included. Command of environmental chemistry, which includes an understanding of gas chromatography and combined gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, is strongly recommended.

Featured Topics

  • Advanced Petroleum Forensic Geochemistry
  • Petroleum Products and Formulation
  • Leaded Gasoline: The Evolution of Leaded Gasoline Age Dating in Forensic Geochemistry
  • Gas Mixing: Evaluating Mixing Effects of Multiple Gasoline Sources
  • Additives in Gasoline: Age Dating, Current and Future with Oxygenate-treated Gasolines
  • Gasoline Weathering Caclns: Quantitative Petroleum Product Weathering Indices in Gasoline
  • Processing Data Files: Processing GC/FID Hydrocarbon Fingerprinting Data Files
  • Using Chromatograms: Hydrocarbon Fingerprinting - using Gas Chromatograms
  • Distillate Aging: The Evolution of Petroleum Age Dating in the Technical Literature
  • Weathering Site Evaluation: Mixed Subsurface Plumes and Use of Quantitative Petroleum Weathering Indices

Upon completion of the course, attendees will be able to provide more accurate on-site assessment and subsequent remediation of comingled sites facing petroleum releases of both gasoline and distillates using advanced forensics techniques.

Target Audience: Alumni,  General Public