Waste Containment &Remediation Technology OpenCourseWare: A Graduate Level Free Waste Management Course by MIT

Published Jan 07, 2009

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Offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 'Waste Containment & Remediation Technology' is a free OpenCourseWare that takes students from the basics of remediation and hazardous waste regulations to the design, creation, monitoring and closure of hazardous waste landfills. Knowledge of groundwater hydrology can be helpful in understanding the topics discussed in the course. The course is recommended for Civil Engineering master's degree students or for those interested in careers in hazardous waste management.

Waste Containment &and Remediation Technology: Course Specifics

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Waste Containment & Remediation Technology: Course Description

Dr. Peter Shanahan teaches 'Waste Containment & Remediation Technology' with an engineering focus on each of two major areas, namely, the investigation and remediation of areas contaminated with hazardous waste, and design and construction of waste-disposal sites. In early lectures, you'll study the way contaminants move through porous materials and in groundwater. Learn how to characterize a contaminated site. Consider the source of contamination, control, migration management, solidification and stabilization as remediation methods. Read about pump-and-treat systems, solvent vapor extraction, air sparging and soil flushing. Learn how to assess risks and select the best remedies. Then move into the design of landfills that will contain solid, hazardous and radioactive wastes. Study gases and leachate produced and groundwater issues. Compare different liners, and learn about quality assurance in the construction of landfills, as well as in their operation and closure.

Full lecture notes, eight assignments, two exams and a reading list are available for download. To learn more, visit the waste containment & remediation technology course page.

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