The course will cover conventional and innovative technologies currently used to achieve clean up goals within Australia and internationally. The course will focus on defining remediation goals using risk assessment guided by bioavailability concepts. In addition, key areas studied will include bioremediation, chemical remediation, natural attenuation and other emerging technologies. Finally, the course will consider the hybridisation of different technologies to suit site specific needs.
Availability2019 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2019
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Understand and define what a remediated site means within the Australian regulatory system.
2. Possess a detailed knowledge of Remediation technologies available and their applicability to contaminated sites.
3. Understand what challenges are faced in remediating different groups of contaminants and possible solutions.
4. Critically review scientific literature covering remediation technologies
5. Apply knowledge and techniques in qualitative and quantitative research approaches
6. Demonstrate understanding of quality control and assurance in determining analytes in environmental matrices.
The course will cover the following areas:
- Conventional Practice; types of contaminants, remediated?
- Natural attenuation
- Bioremediation: metal(loids)
- Bioremediation: metalloids -volatilisation
- Bioremediation: Hydrocarbons
- Bioremediation: Persistent organic pollutants
- Chemical Remediation: stabilisation
- Electrochemcial remediation
- Chemical remediation: soil washing
- Mixed contaminants and technology efficacy
- Nanotechnology remediating technologies
- Hybridisation of technology
- Sustainable Remediation
Lab practice will include:
- Introduction to laboratory practice, project topics
- Establishment of projects
Conduct assisted studies on a continued basis.
Students should have a background in basic chemistry, physics and environmental science. Knowledge of soil science would be an advantage.
Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Field trial case studies
Literature Review: Literature review
Formal Examination: Formal Examinaton
Report: Laboratory Reports
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks