Environmental Remediation Strategies

Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Umfang2 SWS
SemesterSommersemester 2023
Stellung in StudienplänenSiehe TUMonline
TermineSiehe TUMonline


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At the end of the module, students are able: - to understand the basic processes controlling commonly applied environmental remediation strategies - to apply simple analytical and numerical models to solve remediation issues. - to predict the effectiveness of different remediation strategies The main objective of the modeling exercises is to enable students to understand, apply and further develop models to plan, predict and carry on remediation actions. Through a series of computer exercises, the students will be familiar with MATLAB.


- General introduction on fate and transport of contaminants in the environment - Analytical and numerical modeling of reactive solute transport - Principles of in situ chemical oxidation - Remediation technology for the unsaturated zone - Reactive mixing

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen

Basic knowledge in hydrology, hydrogeology and environmental chemistry (e.g., the MSc module Hydrogeological case studies)

Lehr- und Lernmethoden

Lectures (Power-Point-Presentation, blackboard), exercises (individual), modeling exercise (individual).

Studien-, Prüfungsleistung

At the end of the module, students participate in a written exam of 60 minutes duration. The exam will focus on the physical and chemical processes underlying the environmental remediation strategies presented during the course and on the development of related computer models. The exam will verify that the student understand the principles to plan and carry on remediation of contaminated soils and water bodies. Furthermore, it will verify that the students understand basic concepts of environmental chemistry and pollutant transport in the environment and that the students are able to apply those concepts for the solution of problems within a given period of time. The exam will consist of open questions, multiple choice questions and mainly exercises which will require short computations. No auxiliary material is allowed during the exam.

Empfohlene Literatur

- Kitanidis, P. K. and McCarty, P.L. (2012), Delivery and mixing in the subsurface: Processes and Design Principles for in situ remediation - Siegrist et al. (2011), In Situ chemical oxidation for groundwater remediation - Schoor J.L. (1996), Enviromental Modeling fate and transport of pollutants in water, air and soil - Chapra S.C. (1997), Surface Water-Quality Modeling