Contaminated Site Remediation

ENVE 5210 – Environmental Engineering Chemistry

Quantitative treatment of chemical behavior in environmental systems. Thermodynamics and kinetics of acid/base, complexation, precipitation/dissolution, sorption and redox reactions; degradation and partitioning of organic contaminants; software for speciation and partitioning computation.

ENVE 5240 – Biodegradation and Bioremediation

Biochemical basis of the transformation of key organic and inorganic pollutants; quantitative description of kinetics and thermodynamics of pollutant transformation; impact of physicochemical and ecological factors on biotransformation.

ENVE 5252 Environmental Remediation

Regulatory framework. Soil clean-up criteria. Risk analysis. In situ and ex situ Treatment technologies: chemical oxidation, chemical reduction, pump-and- treat, permeable reactive barriers, solidification – stabilization, thermal processes, bioremediation.

ENVE 5310 – Environmental Transport Phenomena

Development and solutions of partial differential equations describing diffusion, advection, and sources/sinks common to transport of mass, energy, and momentum. Mass sources/sinks used to describe sorption and chemical reaction. Extension to dispersion and turbulent mixing. Applications to predicting the movement of environmental contaminants.

ENVE 5311 – Environmental Biochemical Processes

Major biochemical reactions; stoichiometric and kinetic description; suspended and attached growth modeling; engineered biotreatment systems for contaminant removal from aqueous, gaseous, and solid streams; process design.

ENVE 5320 – Quantitative Methods for Engineers 


ENVE 5370 – Environmental Monitoring

Introduction to complexities and challenges associated with acquisition of information on environmental processes and characteristics of natural systems. Hands-on experience with selection of measurement strategy and sensing technology; sampling network and protocol design; and deployment, acquisition and interpretation of measurements in natural systems.

ENVE 5530 – Geoenvironmental Engineering

Principles of solid waste management; design of landfills and waste containment systems; compacted clay liners and slurry walls; site investigation, soil and groundwater sampling and testing; overview of soil remediation techniques.

ENVE 5821 – Vadose Zone Hydrology

Theoretical and experimental elements of primary physical and hydrological properties of porous media and processes occurring in partially-saturated soils. Practical experience in measurement and interpretation of hydrological information and methods of analysis for vadose-zone related environmental problems.

ENVE 5830 – Groundwater Flow Transport and Modeling

Basics of modeling with Finite Difference and Finite Element Methods. Modeling flow in saturated and unsaturated zones. Model calibration and validation. Parameter estimation. Treatment of heterogeneity. Basic geostatistics. Modeling surface-groundwater interactions. Application to field sites.