C&ENVENG 7110 - Environmental Engineering & Design IVC
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015
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 Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N 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
WorkloadThe 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 2015
Wk Day Date Time Topic Room Lecturers
1 Tues 28-Jul 11-12 am Lecture 1: Introduction/Orientation Ligertwood 333 JMC
Tues 28-Jul 12-1 pm Computer Lab 1 CAT Suite 1 JMC
Thurs 30-Jul 11-12 am Lecture 2: The Love Canal Disaster Eng North N132 JMC
Thurs 30-Jul 3-4 pm Lecture 3: Oil, Natural Gas & Petrochem. Napier LG28 JMC
2 Tues 4-Aug 11-12 am Lecture 4: Gas Manufacture Ligertwood 333 JMC
Tues 4-Aug 12-1 pm Computer Lab 2 CAT Suite 1 JMC
Thurs 6-Aug 11-12 am Tutorial 1 Eng North N132 JMC
Thurs 6-Aug 3-4 pm Lecture 5: The Port Pirie Smelter Napier LG28 JMC
3 Tues 11-Aug 11-12 am Lecture 6: Hazards to Health & the Env Ligertwood 333 JMC
Tues 11-Aug 12-1 pm Computer Lab 3 CAT Suite 1 JMC
Thurs 13-Aug 11-12 am Tutorial 2 Eng North N132 JMC
Thurs 13-Aug 3-4 pm Lecture 7: Introduction to Epidemiology Napier LG28 PBa
4 Tues 18-Aug 11-12 am Lecture 8: Epidemiological Case Study Ligertwood 333 PBa
Tues 18-Aug 12-1 pm Computer Lab 4 CAT Suite 1 JMC
Thurs 20-Aug 11-12 am Tutorial 3 Eng North N132 JMC
Thurs 20-Aug 3-4 pm Lecture 9: Site Investigation (prelim) Napier LG28 JMC
5 Tues 25-Aug 11-12 am Lecture 10: Site Investigation(detailed)Ing. Ligertwood 333 JMC
Tues 25-Aug 12-1 pm Computer Lab 5 CAT Suite 1 JMC
Thurs 27-Aug 11-12 am Tutorial 4 Eng North N132 JMC
Thurs 27-Aug 3-4 pm Lecture 11: Site Investigation (geophys) Napier LG28 JMC
6 Tues 1-Sep 11-12 am Lecture 12: Risk Assessment Ligertwood 333 JMC
Tues 1-Sep 12-1 pm Computer Lab 6 CAT Suite 1 JMC
Thurs 3-Sep 11-12 am Tutorial 5 Eng North N132 JMC
Thurs 3-Sep 3-4 pm Lecture 13: Groundwater Modelling 1 Napier LG28 JMC
7 Tues 8-Sep 11-12 am Lecture 14: Legal Aspects 1 Ligertwood 333 RB
Tues 8-Sep 12-1 pm Computer Lab 7 CAT Suite 1 JMC
Thurs 10-Sep 11-12 am Tutorial 6 Eng North N132 JMC
Thurs 10-Sep 3-4 pm Lecture 15: Legal Aspects 2 Napier LG28 RB
8 Tues 15-Sep 11-12 am Lecture 16: Physical Remediation Ligertwood 333 JMC
Tues 15-Sep 12-1 pm Computer Lab 8 CAT Suite 1 JMC
Thurs 17-Sep 11-12 am Tutorial 7 Eng North N132 JMC
Thurs 17-Sep 3-4 pm Lecture 17: Chemical Remediation Napier LG28 JMC
Mon 21-Sep to MID SEMESTER BREAK
Fri 02-Oct 2014 MID SEMESTER BREAK
9 Tues 6-Oct 11-12 am Lecture 18: Biological Remediation Ligertwood 333 JMC
Tues 6-Oct 12-1 pm Computer Lab 9 CAT Suite 1 JMC
Thurs 8-Oct 11-12 am Tutorial 8 Eng North N132 JMC
Thurs 8-Oct 3-4 pm Lecture 19: Coffey Environments 1 Napier LG28 PBe
10 Tues 13-Oct 11-12 am Lecture 20: Coffey Environments 2 Ligertwood 333 DT
Tues 13-Oct 12-1 pm Computer Lab 10 CAT Suite 1 JMC
Thurs 15-Oct 11-12 am Tutorial 9 Eng North N132 JMC
Thurs 15-Oct 3-4 pm Lecture 21: Groundwater Modelling 2 Napier LG28 JMC
11 Tues 20-Oct 11-12 am Lecture 22: Golder Associates 1 Ligertwood 333 AH
Tues 20-Oct 12-1 pm Computer Lab 11 CAT Suite 1 JMC
Thurs 22-Oct 11-12 am Tutorial 10 Eng North N132 JMC
Thurs 22-Oct 3-4 pm Lecture 23: Golder Associates Lecture 2 Napier LG28 AH
12 Tues 27-Oct 11-12 am Lecture 24: Selection of Options Ligertwood 333 JMC
Tues 27-Oct 12-1 pm Computer Lab 12 CAT Suite 1 JMC
Thurs 29-Oct 11-12 am Tutorial 11 Eng North N132 JMC
Thurs 29-Oct 3-4 pm Lecture 25: Health, Safety and the Public Napier LG28 JMC
RB = Ruth Beach AH = Andrew Howes
PBe = Peter Berndt DT = David Tully
JMC = John Crowther PBa = Peter Baghurst
Specific Course RequirementsNo specific requirements
Small Group Discovery ExperienceSmall groups of 4 to 6 students will be set a design study, which will represent 30% of the assessment for this course. Usually this will involve a site assessment exercise for a real site in the Adelaide area.
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 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.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
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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