Monitoring and remediation of geo-environmental pollution

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Monitoring and remediation of geo-environmental pollution

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Science, Geology, Life Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Environmental Soil Science / Mineralogy / Geochemistry (or Aqueous chemistry)

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Overview:
    This course is to provide an overview of the use of principles to understand the remediation and monitoring processes and techniques of geo-environmental contaminants in sediments. Based on this course you should be able to evaluate existing remediation strategies/technologies and future designs using your basic process understanding and knowledge obtained from the current literature.

    Course Objectives:

    1. To understand and appreciate the steps necessary to complete a remediation investigation and feasibility study
    2. To provide a deeper understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological principles controlling subsurface remediation
    3. To develop the design principles pertinent to hazardous contaminant remediation
    4. To develop and exercise skills in evaluating the relative cost-effectiveness of alternative treatment technologies

    Course Policy:

    Environmental Monitoring and Remediation is a difficult subject, and the following rules are aimed to keep our classroom environment focused on the task at hand for you and your peers. You know these basics already:

    - Please arrive on time to lecture and discussion.
    - No eating in a lecture hall or discussion classroom (a soda or water is fine).
    - Reading newspaper, web surfing or messenger are not allowed.
    - All phones must be off or silent mode during lectures, discussions, and exams.
    - Phones/tablets/computers/Textbooks and Lecture materials must be out of sight and bring a calculator during exam periods.

    “Processes, Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments – Danny Reible.” Course notes and papers will be uploaded in BlackBoard. You will need to print them out by yourself.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations