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Syllabus for

Academic year
ACE145 - Contaminated sites and remediation
Förorenade områden och efterbehandling
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-19 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPIEE
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department: 20 - ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Application code: 27117
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: C
Maximum participants: 50

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0119 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   13 Jan 2021 pm J   09 Apr 2021 pm J,  25 Aug 2021 am J

In programs

MPIEE INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPIEE INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Jenny Norrman

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

BSc in Civil Engineering or equivalent, BOM125 Risk assessment and decision support or BOM060 Environmental risk assessment in engineering or equivalent.

Aim

The overall aim of this course is to provide students with an advanced understanding of the management of contaminated sites in terms of sampling of contaminated soil and groundwater, evaluation of data, human health and ecological risk assessment, remediation techniques and strategies to reduce unacceptable risks, and evaluation of such strategies to identify sustainable solutions.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- Develop conceptual site models for contaminated sites as a basis for sampling strategies and risk assessment. 
- Apply methods to design site investigations and methods to evaluate sampled data at contaminated sites, as well as evaluate limitations and uncertainties. 
- Apply methods for human health and ecological risk assessment at contaminated sites, and critically evaluate the result. 
- Understand and describe the design and functionality of commonly used remediation technologies as well as identify technically feasible remediation strategies for contaminated sites of different characteristics. 
- Evaluate the sustainability of remediation strategies, as well as critically review the result. 
- In written report and oral presentation, clearly present and thoroughly evaluate and discuss risk assessment results and remediation strategies at contaminated sites, as well as critically review other groups project reports.

Content

Contaminated site risk assessment and management framework. Human health and ecological risk assessment, including software tools. Site characterization, sampling techniques and sampling strategies at contaminated sites. Statistical data analysis, including software tools. Remediation techniques, ex situ and in situ. Risk-based management of contaminated sites. Sustainable remediation.

Organisation

The course is structured around a set of lectures, exercises, a literature seminar, as well as a project assignment which aims to give the students a deeper understanding of data evaluation, risk assessment and remediation strategies in real world applications.

Literature

- Swartjes FA (2011) Dealing with Contaminated Sites. From Theory Towards Practical Application. Springer: Dordrecht, the Netherlands (electronic resource at Chalmers library).
- Risk assessment material from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.
- Selected scientific papers.

Examination including compulsory elements

Examination is in the form of a written exam and a project assignment. Participation in compulsory exercises and seminar is also required.


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