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About the 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....

Top reviews

MH

Nov 06, 2016

Excellent course to provide a broad understanding of scientific concepts and current applications of degradation processes and programs critical to modern environmental remediation programs.

JC

Jul 08, 2017

Professionally relevant. Lectures had enough bad jokes to be entertaining and keep it interesting. Seems very current with state of practice.

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By S.Heisenburg

Mar 23, 2018

very useful and practical

By Willem M T

Feb 03, 2018

Awesome!

By Eduardo D

Oct 25, 2017

Excellent course, very usefull.

By Angel A R

Nov 29, 2016

An excellent course, very detailed and well organized.

By Sudeep D

Feb 24, 2017

It is an excellent course. I learnt a lot of new things which would be useful for me.

By Mike H

Nov 06, 2016

Excellent course to provide a broad understanding of scientific concepts and current applications of degradation processes and programs critical to modern environmental remediation programs.

By John R A R

May 12, 2019

It really is an advance course that requires the learner to have previous knowledge regarding biology, chemistry, physics, geology, and fluid and soil mechanics to be able to follow with the discussions.

By Mohammed Y K

May 28, 2019

This course rely helped me increase my knowledge..

Thanking all for their hard work for enriching me with such a wonderful knowledge.

By Joana F d F V A

May 30, 2019

Very good quality.

By UMAR J

Feb 21, 2019

It was really a great experience to complete this course with good grade. I have ambition to complete more courses through Coursera.

By Eduardo E R S

Aug 06, 2018

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By Musch

Nov 06, 2016

Give students a whole picture of the MNA and relative techniques. Also provide us with useful tools which can be quite helpful during work.

By Natàlia B P

Nov 08, 2016

The contents of the course were relevant and highlighted some real issues and considerations to have in mind, but quizzes were a bit ambiguous and there were some issues in there.

By Brian P

May 16, 2017

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.

By Susanne M

Dec 05, 2016

Nice course with lots of background information

By SAGAR M G

May 19, 2018

Great learning experience, Thank you