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CSM3049 - Contaminated Land Management and Remediation (2019)

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MODULE TITLEContaminated Land Management and Remediation CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSM3049 MODULE CONVENERDr Laura Newsome (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 10 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 20
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module provides a case study-rich introduction to the nature, UK legal framework, assessment and remediation of contaminated land. It is aimed at those undertaking a career in environmental assessment and/or remediation, mineral exploration, mining geology, mining engineering, surveying and petroleum geology, and provides a grounding for post-graduate taught and research programmes in environmental geosciences.

The only pre-requisite for this module is CSM1031.

 

 

AIMS - intentions of the module

The aim of this module is to provide an understanding of the causes, characteristics and hazards related to contaminated land and of the practical approaches to its assessment and remediation. The module is enriched with case studies from the lecturers’ own research experience.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:

1 Recognise and characterise sources and pathways of contamination and identify potential receptors;

2 Design a sampling programme;

3 Understand the principles of contaminant migration and bio-availability;

4 Suggest options for the remediation of a contaminated site;

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

5 Identify potential hazards at a contaminated site;

6 Suggest the most appropriate remediation methods and management strategies for a contaminated site;

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge:

7 Select and organise material to produce a coherent argument in an oral presentation and professional report.

 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

Weeks 1-2:  Legal and financial framework; Site investigation and environmental impact assessment;

Weeks 3-5:  Chemistry of contaminated land, risk analysis, case studies;

Weeks 6-7:  In-situ and ex-situ remediation: physical, chemical and biological techniques;

Weeks 8-10: Contaminated land and remediation case studies.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 40.00 Guided Independent Study 110.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities 18 Formal In-Class Lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities 16 In-Class and Field Exercies
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities 4 Presenting and Attending Student Talks
Guided Independent Study 110 Private Study

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Practical Worksheets (most weeks) 2 hours per week 1-6 Oral

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 30 Written Exams 60 Practical Exams 10
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Written Examination 60 1.5 hours 1-6 On Request
Practical Examination 10 6 minute presentation 1-7 Oral and Written
Coursework 30 8 page report 1-7 Written

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-assessment
As for Summative Assessment As for Summative Assessment 1-7 August Ref/Def Period

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

Re-assessment will be either for the written examination and/or for the coursework and practical examination, depending on which components were failed. These assessments will be carried out in the same way as for the original assessments.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Basic Reading:

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Nathanail, C.P. and Bardos, R.P. Reclamation of Contaminated Land John Wiley & Sons Ltd 978-047198561 [Library]
Set Pratt, M. Remedial Processes for Contaminated Land 1993 978-085295310 [Library]
Set Strange, J. and Langdon, N. Contaminated Land: Investigation, Assessment and Remediation (ICE Design and Practice Guides) Institution of Civil Engineers Thomas Telford Publishing 2008 978-072773482 [Library]
Set Swartjes, F.A. Dealing with Contaminated Sites: From Theory towards Practical Application Springer 2011 9048197562 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES CSM1031
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 6 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 06 July 2017 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 30 July 2019
KEY WORDS SEARCH Contaminated Land; Remediation; Pollution; Environmental Assessment