Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
January 12, 2012, 8 AM - 5 PM
Rensselaer at Hartford, Hartford, CT
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Note: Participants should bring a calculator to the course.
Continuing Education Credit Information:
The CT State Board of Examiners of Environmental Professionals has approved this course for 8.0 hours of continuing education credits (CTLEP-305). The MA LSP Board has approved this course for 8.0 Technical Credits (LSP Course #1420). This course is also approved for NYS PE credits (8.0 PDH, PS004093).
This course has been previously offered by the MA LSPA.
Time and Location:
This seminar will be held on January 12, 2012 and runs from 8 AM - 5 PM at Rensselaer at Hartford, Hartford, CT (Seminar Hall). Please arrive by 7:30 AM for registration. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. For directions to Rensselaer, see: http://www.ewp.rpi.edu/hartford/index.html
This course is designed to provide a review of organic chemistry fundamentals with a focus on environmental systems and processes encountered by waste site assessment and cleanup professionals. Included in the 8 hour course is: the carbon atom; valence and bonding; natural and manmade organic compounds (including petroleum); nomenclature; physical and chemical properties; and phase partitioning theory and applications (including Henry’s Law, Octanol-Water partitioning and sorption). In-class examples and exercises relate to on-site assessment and remediation issues/concerns encountered by the practicing professional. Included in the course material is: a copy of course slides; case-study/exercise handouts; and a list of supporting documentation of class material as well as suggested reference material for those wishing to review more advanced organic chemistry concepts.
Participants should bring a calculator to the course.
Jack Duggan is a Registered Environmental Engineer and Certified Soil Evaluator in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from Clarkson University, an M.S. in civil engineering from UMASS Lowell and a Ph.D. in chemistry from UMASS Lowell. He is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA and has been on Wentworth’s faculty since 1997. Prior to Wentworth, Jack was an environmental engineer for 14 years with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup.