CE 181 GEO-ENVIRONMENTAL
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND COPMUTER SCIENCE
Why take this
Soil and waste stability in design of land fills; municipal, industrial
and hazardous waste control systems, clay covers and liners, geosynthetic
liners, vertical barrier systems and cutoff walls; hazardous waste detection,
sampling, and analysis techniques; soil remediation techniques; fate of
pollutants; groundwater remediation techniques; safety issues.
Prerequisites: A grade of C- or better in CE 171A, or graduate standing.
Number of Units: 3
Why take this course
This course focuses on remediation technologies and containment
of hazardous waste. The course covers analysis and simulation of soil
vapor extractio (SVE), soil washing, and pump and treat systems. An overview
of landfill gas generation, cover systems, liner systems, leachate generation
is also given in this course. In order to cover this subject effectively,
the course starts with equilibrium and partitioning of chemicals in soil
systems. The distribution of chemicals between air, water and solid phase
are examined throughly.
This course will be useful to graduating seniors, practicing engineers
and geologists who are interested in pursuing a career in the area of
soil and groundwater systems pollution problems.
Successful Student Characteristics
- Completes assignments promptly.
- Prepares for the class at a rate of about 3 hours for every hour of
lecture. I recommend that each student to keep a ledger of time needed
for preparation. By quiz time, your ledger should indicate zero balance.
That is, in general you need to devote approximately 9 hours a week.
- Ability to ask for help early on before it is hard to recover.
- Ability to work independently and in teams.
- Flexibility in dealing with technology problems.
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State University, Sacramento
Department of Civil Engineering
College of Engineering and Computer Science
January 26, 2010