The Fate and Transport of Contaminants course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of the characteristics of a wide range of chemical contaminants, how they are partitioned within the environment and how they interact within the physical environment of the Earth. This knowledge will be applied to the analysis and evaluation of contaminant transport within various groundwater systems including the soil profile, vadose and saturated zones. Assessment of multi-phase contaminant reactions and transport processes including gaseous, solute and non-aqueous phase contaminants will be addressed. Discussion and introduction to various analytical contaminant transport models to predict contaminant degradation and transport will be presented. The course will conclude with an analysis and evaluation of a contaminant transport investigation from spill site to the final distribution of the contaminant within the environment.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
TopicsGeology fundamentals+Aquifer characterization+Movement of chemicals+Chemistry of contaminants+Outcome and end point of contamination in media+Remediation techniques - pros and cons
- EHS Managers
- Professional Engineer (PE)
- Professional Geoscientist (PG)
- EHS Manager
- Remediation Manager
- Environmental Scientist
- Licensed CAPM
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTCEQ-approved for CAPM