Cleaning up the large number of groundwater contamination sites is a significant and complex environmental challenge. The environmental industry is continuously looking for remediation methods that are both effective and cost-efficient. Over the past 10 years there have been amazing, important developments in our understanding of key attenuation processes and technologies for evaluating natural attenuation processes, and a changing institutional perspective on when and where Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) may be applied. Despite these advances, restoring groundwater contaminated by anthropogenic sources to allow for unrestricted use continues to be a challenge. Because of a complex mix of physical, chemical, and biological constraints associated with active in-situ cleanup technologies, there has been a long standing focus on understanding natural processes that attenuate groundwater contaminant plumes.
Natural Attenuation of Groundwater Contaminants: New Paradigms, Technologies, and ApplicationsRice University
About this Course
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Course Overview and MNA as an Evolving Technology
Abiotic Degradation Principles
Attenuation and Storage in Low K Zones
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TOP REVIEWS FROM NATURAL ATTENUATION OF GROUNDWATER CONTAMINANTS: NEW PARADIGMS, TECHNOLOGIES, AND APPLICATIONS
Good overview of MNA. Homework problems were interesting, but not mandatory. I think I would have engaged in the course more if I had to complete the homework for a grade.
Excellent course to provide a broad understanding of scientific concepts and current applications of degradation processes and programs critical to modern environmental remediation programs.
Professionally relevant. Lectures had enough bad jokes to be entertaining and keep it interesting. Seems very current with state of practice.
Excellent course! Explained so that it is understandable even if you don't have the sufficient background in the topics discussed.
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