The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

The theory of groundwater flow and the transport of pollutants in groundwater are covered in this course. Topics include the modeling of groundwater flow and contaminant transport, well hydraulics, flow nets, subsurface chemical and microbial processes, sea water intrusion, groundwater monitoring and remediation.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. Introduce the discipline of hydrogeology and contaminant transport

2. Include laboratory experiments to illustrate key concepts.

3. Introduce solution techniques for common problems in contaminant hydrogeology

4. Develop critical thinking skills.


Content

  1. Introduction to groundwater, groundwater history and groundwater resources in Australia.
  2. Darcy's Law and basic definitions.
  3. Aquifer properties and groundwater geology.
  4. 3D and 2D groundwater flow equation.
  5. Developing solutions to groundwater flow problems; boundary conditions, initial conditions.
  6. Analytical solutions to groundwater flow problems.
  7. Flow nets.
  8. Regional groundwater flow.
  9. Well hydraulics.
  10. Pump tests.
  11. Numerical modelling of groundwater flow problems; MODFLOW.
  12. Model calibration, parameter estimation and prediction.
  13. Groundwater contamination - overview.
  14. Groundwater chemistry.
  15. Contaminant transport equation.
  16. Diffusion and dispersion.
  17. Model calibration and parameter estimation.
  18. Boundary and initial conditions.
  19. Analytical solutions.
  20. Measurement of dispersivity.
  21. Sea water intrusion.
  22. Retardation.
  23. Biodegradation.
  24. Site remediation.

Assumed knowledge

CIVL3470Contaminant HydrogeologyThe theory of groundwater flow and the transport of pollutants in groundwater are covered in this course. Topics include the modeling of groundwater flow and contaminant transport, well hydraulics, flow nets, subsurface chemical and microbial processes, sea water intrusion, groundwater monitoring and remediation.FENBEFaculty of Engineering and Built Environment512School of Engineering1030005980Semester 2 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan2019Content covered in courses CIVL1331; CIVL2050; MATH2310.

Introduction to groundwater, groundwater history and groundwater resources in Australia.

Darcy's Law and basic definitions.

Aquifer properties and groundwater geology.

3D and 2D groundwater flow equation.

Developing solutions to groundwater flow problems; boundary conditions, initial conditions.

Analytical solutions to groundwater flow problems.

Flow nets.

Regional groundwater flow.

Well hydraulics.

Pump tests.

Numerical modelling of groundwater flow problems; MODFLOW.

Model calibration, parameter estimation and prediction.

Groundwater contamination - overview.

Groundwater chemistry.

Contaminant transport equation.

Diffusion and dispersion.

Model calibration and parameter estimation.

Boundary and initial conditions.

Analytical solutions.

Measurement of dispersivity.

Sea water intrusion.

Retardation.

Biodegradation.

Site remediation. YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Introduce the discipline of hydrogeology and contaminant transport2Include laboratory experiments to illustrate key concepts.3Introduce solution techniques for common problems in contaminant hydrogeology4Develop critical thinking skills. Written Assignment: AssignmentsTutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory ExperimentsFormal Examination: Formal Examination CallaghanLaboratoryFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0LectureFace to Face On Campus3hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0TutorialFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignments

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Experiments

Formal Examination: Formal Examination


Contact hours

Callaghan

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term