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July 28, 2022


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1.34 focuses on the geotechnical aspects of hazardous waste management, with specific emphasis on the design of land-based waste containment structures and hazardous waste remediation.

Topics include: introduction to hazardous waste, definition of hazardous waste, regulatory requirements, waste characteristics, geo-chemistry, and contaminant transport; the design and operation of waste containment structures, landfills, impoundments, and mine-waste disposal; the characterization and remediation of contaminated sites, the superfund law, preliminary site assessment, site investigation techniques, and remediation technologies; and monitoring requirements.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to Remediation Technology Unlimited
  • Hazardous Waste Regulations and Hazardous Materials Unlimited
  • Contaminant Transport Mechanisms and Principles Unlimited
  • Multi-phase Flow in Porous Media Unlimited
  • NAPL Fate and Transport Unlimited
  • Site Characterization Unlimited
  • Site Characterization (cont.) Unlimited
  • Remediation Principles: Source Control and Management of Migration Covers, Cut-off Walls, Solidification / Stabilization Unlimited
  • Pump-and-Treat Systems Unlimited
  • Solvent Vapor Extraction, Air Sparging, Soil Flushing Unlimited
  • Funnel and Gate Systems, Permeable Treatment Walls Unlimited
  • Bioremediation Unlimited
  • Natural Attenuation Unlimited
  • New Remediation Technologies Technical Impracticability Unlimited
  • Remedy Selection and Risk Assessment Unlimited
  • Introduction to Solid, Hazardous, and Radioactive Waste Disposal and Containment Unlimited
  • Design of Landfill Unlimited
  • Leachate and Gas Production in Landfill Unlimited
  • Landfill Hydrology Unlimited
  • Compacted Soil Liners Unlimited
  • Synthetic Clay Liners and Geomembranes Unlimited
  • Landfill Construction QA, Monitoring, and Closure Unlimited
  • Brownfields Unlimited
  • Hazardous Waste Practice (Regulatory Practice, Expert Testimony, Risk Assessment) Unlimited

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology