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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Contaminated Soil Treatment - AM240002
Title: Contaminated Soil Treatment
Guaranteed by: Department of Environmental Chemistry (240)
Actual: from 2019
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:5
E-Credits: summer s.:5
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:3/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Kubal Martin doc. Dr. Ing.
McGachy Lenka Ing. Ph.D.
Incompatibility : M240002
Interchangeability : M240002, N240002, N240013, S240002
Is incompatible with: M240002
Is interchangeable with: M240002
Last update: McGachy Lenka Ing. Ph.D. (17.09.2019)
The course deals with the theoretical principles and practical engineering methodologies associated with the remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater. During the course the subject of soil and water pollution will be introduced from a wide range of sources and the mobility of contaminant constituents in the subsurface will be examined. Different remediation technologies and strategies to overcome the pollution are covered. The course provides practical, technically sound guidelines on how to select the right technology for a particular site, as well as how to properly design, install, and monitor that technology to meet site closure requirements.
Aim of the course
Last update: McGachy Lenka Ing. Ph.D. (26.04.2018)

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Understand mass balance and pollution calculations and processes that affect the fate of contaminants in the subsurface.

2. Understand many of the basic concepts of pollution, the effects of environmental contamination and the various remediation technologies which may be employed.

4. Be able to evaluate the scientific and engineering approaches to landscape degradation and rehabilitation and demonstrate knowledge of various remediation technologies.

Last update: McGachy Lenka Ing. Ph.D. (17.09.2019)

R: de Albergaria, Jose T. V. S. and Hendrikus P. A. Nouws: Soil Remediation: Applications and New Technologies 1st Edition, CRC Press, 2016, ISBN-13: 978-1498743617

A: Jeff Kuo: Practical Design Calculations for Groundwater and Soil Remediation, Lewis Publishers, 1999, ISBN: 1-56670-238-0

Learning resources
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (12.04.2018)

Last update: McGachy Lenka Ing. Ph.D. (22.10.2019)

1) Introduction - Potential hazards to human health and the environment. Planning and legislative issues in land-use change and redevelopment.

2) Risk assessment: source-pathway-receptor concept; estimation, evaluation and control of risk.

3) Site investigation: preliminary, exploratory, detailed and monitoring.

4) Hydrogeology of site: trial pits, drilling, coring, sampling and pumping tests.

5) Fate of the contaminants in the subsurface: advection, dispersion, diffusion and chemical transformation.

6) Soil and groundwater contamination – environmental metals and metalloids.

7) Soil and groundwater contamination – organic contaminants.

8) On-site and off-site remediation technologies for unsaturated zone: soil vapour extraction and soil flushing, stabilisation, thermal, physical, and chemical methods.

9) Conventional on-site remediation technologies for saturated zone: Air sparging, permeable barriers, pump and treat.

10) Novel on-site remediation technologies for saturated zone: ISCO, ISCR, Membrane separation.

11) Bioremediation.

12) Soil and groundwater sampling.

13) Excursion.

14) Protects presentation.

Registration requirements
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (12.04.2018)

No prerequsities

Course completion requirements
Last update: McGachy Lenka Ing. Ph.D. (26.04.2018)

Exam test. Project report and its presentation.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 1 28
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2 56
5 / 5 140 / 140