EESC 3525 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as GEOL 19.1.
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2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory; 3 credits

Brief history of waste disposal, ecological aspects of waste disposal, hydraulics and groundwater regimes, biogeochemical cycles, regulatory background to waste management (NEPA, RCRA, CERCLA, CAA, CWA), solid and municipal wastes, landfill technologies, management of leachate and gases, chemical and hazardous waste management, radioactive waste management, geological criteria for waste disposal site selection, sampling and evaluation of geological data, case history studies, remediation of contaminated sites.

Prerequisites: Chemistry 1100 [1] and any course in Geology or Earth and Environmental Sciences or permission of the chairperson.


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