ACLCA CPD Module 5A: Introduction to Environmental Chemistry

Course Content:

 In just 3 hours our presenter will take you on a journey through the basics of environmental chemistry, the classes, sources and origins of contaminants, natural occurrence, impacts of contaminants on the environment and effects of the environment on contaminants. Also, the application of how simple chemistry principles can affect the environmental behaviour of a chemical in a natural environment.

Note: The CPD Module 5B: Interacting with your laboratory and your data will be presented in 2020.

Who Should Attend:

Unless you majored in chemistry at university this module is for you. From graduates to seniors and principals this is the essential course for all contaminated land management practitioners.


 Alan Bull is Principal Environmental Consultant at Edge Group with over over 18 years’ experience in various aspects of soil, surface water, groundwater and environmental investigations, remediation and management of projects and programs in Australia and Brazil. He has also worked on natural resource management, water and wastewater treatment efficiency, riparian zone restoration with the re-introduction of endemic species. His experience also includes in depth environmental chemistry, statistical review of data, interpretation and reporting. He has managed various site assessment projects as part of urban rezoning, Environmental Audit processes and complex options assessment for waste management. Additionally, Alan has worked on a major project involving the assessment of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) present in Aqueous Film Forming Foams (AFFF firefighting foam) in surface water, sediment, soil and groundwater; with a focus on the risk of these compounds to human health and the environment.

Course details are as follows:

Date:  Wednesday 17 July 2019
Time:  3pm-6pm
Venue: Jacobs (Level 11, 452 Flinders St, Melbourne)
Cost: $165 (Refreshments provided)

This event is open to ACLCA members only. Register now to avoid missing out - spaces are strictly limited.

If you are claiming CPD points from attending ACLCA events, please ensure that you keep your registration receipts on file as evidence for your CPD recognition.

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