Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

CE 409 - Environmental Site Remediation

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This course builds upon the fundamentals of environmental engineering learned in CE 321W   to explore the in-depth science and chemical/biological principles behind the treatment of hazardous waste and remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater. Technologies investigated in this course encompass containment systems, monitoring devices, as well as new and available methods to minimize, transform, destroy, detoxify, and eliminate the hazardous components of wastes. Cadets study applications of the physical, chemical, and biological processes necessary for the treatment of industrial and municipal wastes. Cadets explore the issues behind solid and hazardous waste generation as well as the regulatory standards impacting the industry. The issues of sustainability, pollution prevention, and lifecycle analysis will also be investigated. Cadets will take a guided field trip to the local landfill and use the resources of the Environmental Engineering Lab (217 Nichols Engineering Hall) to reinforce and model the science and chemistry involved with treatment and remediation of hazardous wastes in the environment. Prerequisite(s): CE 321W