LQM is a specialist environmental consultancy based in Nottingham (UK) with an international reputation for assessing and managing the risks posed to human health and the environment by contaminants in soil. Increasingly this is being done within a context of sustainable development and specifically sustainable brownfield regeneration.

We provide consultancy, peer review and expert witness services, contract research and training courses on all aspects of the management of land contamination to problem holders, developers and local government.

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Early Career Briefings: Chemistry 101 (1 hour)

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This webinar is aimed at early career professionals who do not have a background in chemistry.

The webinar will outline the basic parameters that influence contaminant fate and transport in soil, water and air. It forms a sound foundation for what you will need for your career long learning journey.

This LQM Early Career Briefing forms part of LQM's continued commitment to raising standards among practitioners and regulators, at all stages of their career.  

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This webinar will:

  • key concepts of chemistry (periodic table, chemcial bonding, electronegativity)
  • how these parameters influence contaminant behaviour
  • importance of fate and transport mechanims in soil, air and water

By the end of the webinar (live version), you will:

  • better understand the importance of chemistry in the contaminated land context
  • better understand some of the chemical parameters that influence contaminant fate and transport
  • better understand some of the commonlly found organic chemicals in contaminated land

You will be able to ask Paul questions!

This webinar is mainly relevant to regulators (including local authority staff) and consultants involved in contaminated land sites who are early career professionals.

It will be particularly relevant to anyone looking to:

  • - understand the importance of chemistry in contaminated land
  • - undertake preliminary risk assessments and desk studies
  • - design and undertake site investigations
  • - develop their career in the contaminated land sector
Location Date Place Cost Places
Recorded Webinar Available TBC £30.00 80


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November 2019

"The questions at the end were useful" (Consultant)

"Began with the basics so it became clear when it moved on to the more advance chemistry" (Consultant)

"The breakdown of how the various hydrocarbons are constructed / bonded and how this affects solubility and toxicity was good" (Consultant)

"The pictures and diagrams and relevance to day to day work were good" (Consultant)

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