After completing this course, student knows the concepts related to contaminated sites, knows the main contaminants in soil, groundwater and sediments. Student understands the main processes of soil contamination, knows remediation and management technologies of contaminated soils. Student will also gain soil and groundwater sampling skills. Other types of environmental sampling, such as sediment sampling, is covered during the course. After the course, student has preparedness to design and implement sampling programmes, which gives him/her preparedness to participate different remediation projects.
Soil contaminants, soil and grondwater sampling, analysis and measurement methods, remediation methods, principles of sustainable remediation, field visits and practical work.
Lectures, exercises, weekly assignments, group discussions, field work, field- and laboratory measurements, group exam.
This course is primarily aimed for the environmental engineering, Double Degree, and exchange students. Before taking this course you need to have all basic studies done, especially all chemistry, physics and mathematics courses. In addition, it is required that you have completed Soils Science and Engineering or equivalent course.
Double Degree and exchange students planning to take the course, has to have experience and training in working in laboratory and should have an introductory soil engineering and chemistry courses done before taking this course.
Pepper, Ian L. et al. 2006. Environmental and Pollution Science. Elsevier Science & Technology. Available via the TUNI e-library. Keijzer et al. 2006. In situ soil and groundwater remediation: theory and practice. Tauw, the Netherlands. Available only as a book in the TAMK's library.
Lecture materials, literature and other additional materials will be made available via the course's Moodle page.
Assessment of the course is based on weekly assignments (60 %) and final group exam (40 %). Self-evaluation and group evaluation are mandatory parts of the course and shall be returned to teachers as instructed by the end of the course. All fieldwork and laboratory exercises are a mandatory part of the course.
Students total use of time and effort is 135 hours, which is divided into lectures (42 hrs), field and laboratory work (12 hrs), self-study (78 hrs), and exam (3 hrs). Self-study includes assignments, reading and reports. Please, note that the time allocated for independent study is about 60 % of the total time allocated to the course. The course requires significant self-study input.
Be prepared to work in field. Pay special attention to weather conditions and field work instructions. Check that you have suitable clothes for working outside, as your clothes may get dirty during the field work.
You can register for open UAS courses with an e-form or through a web shop. When registering through the web shop, you pay most single course fees are instantly; study modules containing several units (e.g. path studies) are billed separately. When you register through the e-form, the course fee is to be paid through the link delivered by email.
Registration is binding.
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