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CE 409: Hazardous Waste Treatment and Site Remediation: CE 409

This research guide will provide resources to environmental engineering literature particularly for hazardous waste treatment and remediation.

Hazardous Waste Treatment

Hazardous Waste Sign. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 31 Aug 2017.  quest.eb.com/search/139_1846622/1/139_1846622/cite. Accessed 8 Oct 2019.

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Students will acquire a better understanding of the in-depth science and principles behind the treatment of hazardous waste and remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater. Technologies investigated in this course will encompass containment systems, monitoring devices, as well as new and available methods to minimize, transform, destroy, detoxify and eliminate the hazardous components of wastes.  There will be the opportunity to study the issues behind solid and hazardous waste generation as well as the regulatory standards impacting the industry. The issues of sustainability, pollution prevention, and life cycle analysis will also be investigated.

"This course builds upon the fundamentals of environmental engineering learned in CE 321 to explore the in-depth science and chemical/biological principles behind the treatment of hazardous waste and remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater. Technologies investigated in this course encompass containment systems, monitoring devices, as well as new and available methods to minimize, transform, destroy, detoxify, and eliminate the hazardous components of wastes. Cadets study applications of the physical, chemical, and biological processes necessary for the treatment of industrial and municipal wastes. Cadets explore the issues behind solid and hazardous waste generation as well as the regulatory standards impacting the industry. The issues of sustainability, pollution prevention, and lifecycle analysis will also be investigated. Cadets will take a guided field trip to the local landfill and use the resources of the Environmental Engineering Lab (217 Nichols Engineering Hall) to reinforce and model the science and chemistry involved with treatment and remediation of hazardous wastes in the environment." - 2020-21 Catalogue

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