Jun 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CVE 6231 - Contaminant Hydrogeology and Soil Remediation

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course focuses on the fate, transport, and remediation of contaminants in soil (vadose zone) and the groundwater eco-systems. It expands upon students’ knowledge of groundwater movement developed in Physical Hydrogeology. The course covers properties of contaminants in soils and groundwater along with their sources, how they migrate, how contamination is investigated, and how it is remediated. (prereq: CVE 5731 ) (quarter system prereq: CV 550)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Interpret and apply environmental regulations to groundwater contamination sites
  • Formulate a plan to identify sources, monitor, and determine the nature and extent of soil and groundwater contamination
  • Evaluate groundwater flow movement with contaminant and soil properties to predict contaminant fate and transport in soil and groundwater
  • Evaluate different alternatives to remediate contaminated soil and groundwater to identify the most practicable approach

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Types and properties of contaminants
  • Identifying sources of soil and groundwater contamination
  • Contaminant migration mechanisms including advection, dispersion, diffusion, and chemical and biological transformations
  • Contaminant transport equations for the vadose zone and groundwater systems
  • Federal and state regulations and risk assessment practices governing contaminant cleanup levels
  • Contaminated soil and groundwater investigation and monitoring
  • Remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater to meet risk and regulatory requirements

Coordinator
Kathi Reid, P.G.



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