C&ENVENG 7110 - Environmental Engineering & Design IVC
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code C&ENVENG 7110 Course Environmental Engineering & Design IVC Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact 4 hours per week Course Description Soil and Groundwater Remediation. This course deals with the theoretical principles and practical engineering methodologies associated with the remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater. Topics to be considered are as follows: Industrial and agricultural contamination of soil and groundwater. Potential hazards to human health and the environment. Epidemiology. Planning and legislative issues in land-use change and redevelopment. International approaches. Site investigation: preliminary, exploratory, detailed and monitoring. Hydrogeology of site: trial pits, drilling, coring, sampling and pumping tests. Soil gas and vapour tests. Risk assessment: source-pathway-receptor concept; estimation, evaluation and control of risk. Modelling of pollutant transport above and below ground: advection, dispersion, absorption and transformation. Remediation options: removal, containment, hydraulic, thermal, physical, chemical, biological, and stabilisation. On-site and off-site options. Selection of options: feasibility, effectiveness, cost. Formal ranking procedures. Design and implementation: specification, technical design, project planning, supervision, documentation and reporting. Health and safety and environmental protection issues. Post project monitoring plan.
Course Coordinator: Professor John CrowtherCOORDINATOR
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR JOHN CROWTHER
Room N106, Engineering North Building
Tel. (08) 8313 5454
Guest lecturers will be invited from time to time to present material on specific topics. Current guests are Ruth Beach (Environmental Lawyer), Peter Baghurst (Epidemiologist), Peter Berndt and David Tully (Consultants with Coffey Environments), Andrew Howes (Consultant with Golder Associates).
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesIt is intended that by the end of this
course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate comprehension of the main
scientific and engineering principles of soil and groundwater remediation;
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the legal, planning and environmental health issues in
relation to redevelopment of contaminated sites;
3. Design and plan a site investigation;
4. To conduct a risk analysis of a contaminated site;
5. To propose technically and economically feasible remedies for contaminated sites
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 2 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 3,4,5 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 3,4,5 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 3,4,5 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1,2 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 2
Required ResourcesTextbook: Bedient, P. B., Rifai, H. S. and Newell, C. J., “Ground Water Contamination: Transport and Remediation”, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA, 1999.
Textbook: Nathanail, C P, and Bardos, R P, “Reclamation of Contaminated Land”, J Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK, 2004
Recommended Resources1. Assessment and Reclamation of Contaminated Land, Harrison, R M and Hester, R E, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, 2001 (electronic resource)
2. Use of Airborne, Surface, and Borehole Geophysical Techniques at Contaminated Sites.
A Reference Guide. September 1993. EPA/625/R-92/007. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH 45268
3. Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring Techniques: a Desk Reference Guide. Volume I Solids and Ground Water, Appendices A and B, May 1993. EPA/625/R-93/003a.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH 45268
4. South Australia. Environment Protection Act 1993
5. Adelaide City Council, Contaminated Land Policy, ACC2008/150313, 2008. http://www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/adccwr/publications/policies_strategie/contaminated_land_policy.pdf
(accessed 15 February 2011)
6. EPA Guidelines for Environmental Management of On-site Remediation.
Environment Protection Authority, Adelaide, March 2006.
7. EPA Guideline for Site Contamination, EPA 839/08. Environment Protection Authority, Adelaide,
8. EPA Guideline for Assessment of Underground Storage Systems, EPA 580/05.
Environment Protection Authority, Adelaide, February 2005.
9. EPA Guideline for Oil Bioremediation, EPA 589/05. Environment Protection Authority, Adelaide,
10. Clayton, C R I, Matthews, M C, and Simons, N E, Site Investigation. 2nd Edition, 2005. Online Geoengineering Library. http://www.geoengineer.org.
11. Domenico, P A and Schwartz, F W,Physical and Chemical Hydrogeology, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1998.
12. King, H, Site Contamination: Guidelines for the assessment and remediation of groundwater
contamination, Environment protection Authority, Adelaide, SA, February 2009
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course uses a number of different teaching and learning approaches, including:
· Problem-solving tutorials
· Computer laboratories
· Self-directed activities
· Design exercise
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging
appropriately with the course requirements.
· Lectures = 2 hours per week
· Tutorials = 1 hour per week
· Computer laboratory = 1 hour per week
· Self-directed study = 4 hour per week
· Design exercise = 4 hour per week
Learning Activities Summary
Activities Schedule Soil & Groundwater Remediation Year 2014
Wk Day Date Time Topic Room Lecturers
1 Tues 29-Jul 1-2pm Lecture 1: Introduction/Orientation Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
Tues 29-Jul 4-5 pm Computer Lab 1 Comp Sci EM108/9 JMC
Tues 29-Jul 5-6 pm Lecture 2: The Love Canal Disaster Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
Thur 31-Jul 11-12am Lecture 3: Oil, Natural Gas & Petrochem. Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
2 Tues 5-Aug 1-2 pm Lecture 4: Gas Manufacture Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
Tues 5-Aug 4-5 pm Computer Lab 2 Comp Sci EM108/9 JMC
Tues 5-Aug 5-6 pm Tutorial 1 Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
Thur 7-Aug 11-12am Lecture 5: The Port Pirie Smelter Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
3 Tues 12-Aug 1-2 pm Lecture 6: Hazards to Health & the Env Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
Tues 12-Aug 4-5 pm Computer Lab 3 Comp Sci EM108/9 JMC
Tues 12-Aug 5-6 pm Tutorial 2 Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
Thur 14-Aug 11-12am Lecture 7: Introduction to Epidemiology Ing. Ward. B21 PBa
4 Tues 19-Aug 1-2 pm Lecture 8: Epidemiological Case Study Ing. Ward. B21 PBa
Tues 19-Aug 4-5 pm Computer Lab 4 Comp Sci EM108/9 JMC
Tues 19-Aug 5-6 pm Tutorial 3 Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
Thur 21-Aug 11-12am Lecture 9: Site Investigation (prelim) Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
5 Tues 26-Aug 1-2 pm Lecture 10: Site Investigation(detailed)Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
Tues 26-Aug 4-5 pm Computer Lab 5 Comp Sci EM108/9 JMC
Tues 26-Aug 5-6 pm Tutorial 4 Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
Thur 28-Aug 11-12am Lecture 11: Site Investigation (geophys) Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
6 Tues 2-Sep 1-2 pm Lecture 12: Risk Assessment Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
Tues 2-Sep 4-5 pm Computer Lab 6 Comp Sci EM108/9 JMC
Tues 2-Sep 5-6 pm Tutorial 5 Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
Thur 4-Sep 11-12am Lecture 13: Groundwater Modelling 1 Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
7 Tues 9-Sep 1-2 pm Lecture 14: Legal Aspects 1 Ing. Ward. B21 RB
Tues 9-Sep 4-5 pm Computer Lab 7 Comp Sci EM108/9 JMC
Tues 9-Sep 5-6 pm Tutorial 6 Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
Thur 11-Sep 11-12am Lecture 15: Legal Aspects 2 Ing. Ward. B21 RB
8 Tues 16-Sep 1-2 pm Lecture 16: Physical Remediation Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
Tues 16-Sep 4-5 pm Computer Lab 8 Comp Sci EM108/9 JMC
Tues 16-Sep 5-6 pm Tutorial 7 Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
Thur 18-Sep 11-12am Lecture 17: Chemical Remediation Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
Mon 22-Sep to MID SEMESTER BREAK
Fri 03-Oct 2014 MID SEMESTER BREAK
9 Tues 7-Oct 1-2 pm Labour Day: No Lecture
Tues 7-Oct 4-5 pm Computer Lab 9 Comp Sci EM108/9 JMC
Tues 7-Oct 5-6 pm Tutorial 8 Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
Thur 9-Oct 11-12 am Lecture 18: Biological Remediation Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
10 Tues 14-Oct 1-2 pm Lecture 19: Coffey Environments 1 Ing. Ward. B21 PBe
Tues 14-Oct 4-5 pm Computer Lab 10 Comp Sci EM108/9 JMC
Tues 14-Oct 5-6 pm Tutorial 9 Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
Thur 16-Oct 11-12am Lecture 20: Coffey Environments 2 Ing. Ward. B21 DT
11 Tues 21-Oct 1-2 pm Lecture 21: Groundwater Modelling 2 Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
Tues 21-Oct 4-5 pm Computer Lab 11 Comp Sci EM108/9 JMC
Tues 21-Oct 5-6 pm Tutorial 10 Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
Thur 23-Oct 11-12am Lecture 22: Golder Associates Lecture 1 Ing. Ward. B21 AH
12 Tues 28-Oct 1-2 pm Lecture 23: Golder Associates Lecture 2 Ing. Ward. B21 AH
Tues 28-Oct 4-5 pm Computer Lab 12 Comp Sci EM108/9 JMC
Tues 28-Oct 5-6 pm Tutorial 11 Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
Thur 30-Oct 11-12am Lecture 24: Options, H&S and the Public Ing. Ward. B21 JMC
RB = Ruth Beach AH = Andrew Howes
PBe = Peter Berndt DT = David Tully
JMC = John Crowther PBa = Peter Baghurst
Specific Course RequirementsNo specific requirements
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Start/Due Type Weight Learning
Tutorial Questions Wk 2/Wk 8 Summative 10% 1,2 Computer Exercises Wk 1/Wk 7 Summative 10% 1,2 Design Project Start Wk 4/Wk 12 Summative 30% 1,2,3,4,5,6 End of Semester Examination During Exam Period Summative 50% 1,2,3,4,5
Assessment Related RequirementsAttendance at all lectures, tutorials and computer laboratories is regarded as essential
for a successful completion of this course.
Assessment DetailTutorials will be used flexibly to supplement and reinforce the lecture material. Tutorial question sheets will be issued to allow students to test their understanding. The tutor will assist students as required with hints for solution and feedback. Outline solutions will be available to students in the following tutorial for self evaluation. One of the Tutorials will be assessed and represent 10% of the summative assessment of the course.
Computer laboratories will be used to introduce students to the main types of software
tools used in the soil and groundwater remediation area, as described in the lectures. Demonstrators will assist the students with exercises designed to show the capabilities of the various software packages. It is likely that the design project will require some computational input and students will be assisted to develop their own applications, as required. One of the computer
laboratories will be assessed and represent 10% of the summative assessment of the course.
The design project, which is 30% of the summative assessment, will involve realistic problem-solving of a case of contaminated land. Students will be required to submit a structured report with abstract, introduction, sections on methods, data analysis, conclusions and recommendations.
The end of semester examination will be of duration 2 hours with 10 minutes perusal and is
50% of the summative assessment. The examination will be closed book with no materials permitted and students should attempt 4 questions out of a choice of 6. Each question will be of equivalent weight and marks for sub-sections will be clearly indicated. Questions will involve both descriptive answers and numerical calculations. A standard, scientific calculator will be required but programmable calculators, computers and other electronic aids will not be permitted. Students must enter their answers legibly by hand in the answer book provided. The minimum mark for a pass will be 40% for this examination.
SubmissionThe design project is due in week 12. Students will be required to submit a report in hard copy plus an
electronic copy on a labelled CD-ROM attached to the inside rear cover of the report. The front cover of the report should be fully labelled with title, course and student details. The report should be submitted by the due date (2 p.m. Friday of Week 12) to the office of the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, located in Engineering North Building, room N136. Late submission will in most cases receive a zero mark. A late submission will be allowed only if a deferred deadline has been approved by the course coordinator prior to the due date because of medical or other extenuating circumstances. Documentary evidence, such as medical certificate, will be required for deferral.
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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