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Environmental Remediation Technologies – Chemical Reactions And Separations
This module is part of a series of Environmental Remediation Technologies training modules designed to provide participants with an overview of the treatment technologies most frequently used for cleanup of contaminated media. The emphasis of these modules is on the process description, applicability, and limitations of specific categories of treatment technologies.
This module is intended for new On-Scene Coordinators, Remedial Project Managers, Waste Site Managers, and other environmental personnel interested in remediation.
The Chemical Reactions and Separations module first discusses the working mechanisms, advantages and disadvantages of ex-situ reaction systems:
- chemical precipitation
- reduction, and
- two types of oxidation systems.
This module also discusses the working mechanisms, advantages and disadvantages of ex-situ separation systems:
- plate-and-frame filtration
- reverse osmosis, and
- ion exchange.
Note: Another closely related Environmental Remediation Technologies module is the Basic Water Treatment module. It introduces concepts and covers some applicable basic water treatment technologies that are not repeated in the Chemical Reactions and Separations module. Though not required, participants may find it benefical to complete the Basic Water Treatment module before viewing the Chemical Reactions and Separations module.
Environmental Remediation Technologies - Thermal Treatment
This module is part of a
series of Environmental Remediation Technologies modules designed to provide
participants with an overview of the treatment technologies most frequently
used for cleanup of contaminated media. The emphasis of these modules is
on process descriptions, applicability, and limitations of specific categories
of treatment technologies.
This training is intended
for new On‑Scene Coordinators, Remedial Project Managers, Waste Site Managers,
and other environmental professionals considering the use of thermal treatment
This module accomplishes
the following objectives:
types of in-situ and ex-situ thermal treatment systems
Lists the general
advantages and limitations of ex-situ thermal treatment systems
Describes the components,
operation, advantages and limitations of two ex-situ thermal treatment systems
Explains off-gas thermal
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News and Announcements
Launch of RCRA Training Website
On March 3, 2017, the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR) launched the RCRA training website. This RCRA training website is a result of EPA and states working together to provide easy access to a comprehensive compendium of RCRA training materials, including online courses and videos. Additionally, this workgroup developed Individual Development Plans (IDPs) which sort the training materials by subject matter area (e.g., basic curriculum, permitting, corrective action).
We hope this training website serves as a valuable resource to EPA and states to build and maintain expertise and institutional knowledge of the RCRA program. We intend to regularly update this website with new training materials as they become available.
We also announce that, with the launch of this website, we are making available brand new training on Waste Analysis Plans which follows publication of the updated 2015 Waste Analysis Plan Guidance.
If you do not currently have an account for the ERTPVU you will need to register and set up a password and then login using your email and password. Note: the RCRA training materials are only available to EPA, states and other federal agencies.