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Natural Attenuation of Groundwater Contaminants: New Paradigms, Technologies, and Applications, Rice University

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About this Course

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. We will build upon basic environmental science and environmental engineering principles to discover how to best implement MNA as a viable treatment for groundwater contamination plumes. Additionally we will delve into the history behind and make predictions about the new directions for this technology. Any professional working in the environmental remediation industry will benefit from this in-depth study of MNA. We will use lectures, readings, and computational exercises to enhance our understanding and implementation of MNA. At the completion of this course, students will have updated understanding and practical tools that can be applied to all possible MNA sites....
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33 Reviews

By Muhammad Imran

Dec 08, 2018

It was great experience and learning opportunity .

By Farah Amin

Nov 29, 2018

Very helpful cousrse. It increased my learning skills too.

By Mara Sarahi Florencio Martinez

Sep 11, 2018

is very good !!!

By KARLA YANETH SEGURA GARZA

Aug 15, 2018

muy interesante el curso

By Umesh Chandra

Aug 15, 2018

This course is very informative and very good for environmental engineers . It gives the insight of the natural attenuation of groundwater.

By Eduardo Esteban Reyes Sánchez

Aug 06, 2018

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By Raul Perulero Serrano

Jul 21, 2018

Amazing, interesting and entertaining course delivered by some of the best in their field. Highly recommendable. Well done and keep up the great work!

By 郭逸飞

Jul 17, 2018

Good presentation and hope to see you later!

By SAGAR MUKUNDRAO GAWANDE

May 19, 2018

Great learning experience, Thank you

By Rodrigo Villalpando Vizcaino

Apr 02, 2018

The course was very interesting, a lot of information in short sessions. It improved my understanding of contaminants in GW and I really like that there’s a spark of humor in the lectures.