49116 Contaminated Site and Waste Remediation6cp; 3hpw, workshops (on-campus and online)
Requisite(s): 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10061 Bachelor of Engineering Diploma Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10066 Bachelor of Engineering Science OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10067 Bachelor of Engineering OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09067 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma Professional Engineering Practice OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09066 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
An understanding of chemistry (high school or first year university) is strongly recommended
There is an increasing need to identify, investigate and then remediate contaminated sites. Practitioners should be able to conceptualise these systems to predict contaminant distribution, fate, and transport, for site remediation. This can be technically challenging due to complex interactions between waste, rocks, water, and microbes along with uncertainties associated with defining these systems. Under the framework of ASTM 1527-21 (Stage I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and ASTM1903-19 (Stage II ESA) this subject provides an opportunity to undertake site investigation, GIS, and contaminant transport modeling to formulate site remediation (Stage III ESA) options on a complex hypothetical contaminated site. This enables students to gain experience in designing soil and groundwater investigations, use the results to model contaminant behaviour (ASTM D5447-04), and make remediation recommendations. An integral part of the subject is presenting these project outcomes in professionally relevant ways.
Spring session, City campus
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