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Course unit
INP7082044, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN1825, Degree course structure A.Y. 2010/11, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track SOIL, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination REMEDIATION OF CONTAMINATED SITES
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ROBERTO RAGA ICAR/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines GEO/07 Petrology and Petrography 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2010 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: Basic concepts of environmental sanitary engineering (biodegradation processes) and organic chemistry
Target skills and knowledge: Goal of the course is to provide an overview of contamination processes, test methods for the characterization of contaminated soil and techniques for contaminated soil treatment.
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:
• design the characterization plan of a contaminated site
• select the more appropriate technique for remediation
Examination methods: Written exam, comprising 1 exercise and 3 open questions. The time given is 90 minutes (45 minuts for the exercise, 45 minutes for the open questions).
Assessment criteria: The evaluation is based on the written exam (80%) and on an assignnment to be delivered during the course (20%)
Course unit contents: • Sources to soil and groundwater pollution
• Characteristics of the contaminants and their interactions with soil and groundwater
• Sampling and analysis for site characterization
• Attenuation and degradation of pollutants
• In situ and ex-situ techniques for remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater (Biological, Chemical-physical and Thermal treatment): Soil vapor extraction; Air sparging; Soil washing; Chemical oxidation; Thermal desorption; Bioremediation; Pump and treat; Reactive barriers.
• Landfill Remediation
• Case studies
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course includes frontal lectures (concepts on contaminants behaviour and on treatment processes and technologies), presentation and discussion of case studies, exercises, group work and group discussion on assigned topics.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The lecture slides and the related reading material will be made available for the students before the lecture as pdf files to be downloaded and printed.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Alvarez, Pedro J. J.; Illman, Walter A.; Illman, Walter Arthur, Bioremediation and Natural Attenuation: Process Fundamentals and Mathematical Models. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Stegmann, Brunner, Calmano, Matz, Treatment of contaminated soil.. Germany: Springer-Verlag, 2001. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Suthan S. Suthersan, John Horst, Matthew Schnobrich, Nicklaus Welty, Jeff McDonough, Remediation Engineering: Design Concepts. Boca Raton, Florida, US: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 2017. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being Quality Education Clean Water and Sanitation