Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSM3346 - Contaminated Land Management and Remediation (2012)

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MODULE TITLEContaminated Land Management and Remediation CREDIT VALUE10
MODULE CODECSM3346 MODULE CONVENERProf Ben Williamson (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 9
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 15
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module provides a basic understanding of the causes, characteristics and hazards of contaminated land and of the practical approaches to its assessment and remediation. Practical sessions involve map and numerical exercises as well as in-depth analysis of case studies. A half day visit is made to the Wheal Jane mine water processing plant and historic mining landscape of the Carnon Valley. You will develop your oral presentation skills by giving a talk on your case study assignment, and are required to produce a professional report. There are no prerequisite modules required, and the module is suitable for non-specialist students and interdisciplinary pathways.

AIMS - intentions of the module

To provide an understanding of the causes, characteristics and hazards of contaminated land and of the practical approaches to its assessment and remediation.

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 potential sources of contamination.

2.Design a sampling strategy.

3.Understand the principles of migration pathways and bio-availability.

4.Understand the options available for the remediation of a contaminated site.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

5.Identify potential hazards at a contaminated site.

6.Judge what are the most appropriate remediation methods and management strategies for a particular site.

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:

7.Select and organise material to produce a coherent argument presented in a professional report.

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

Weeks 1-2    Legal and financial framework; Site investigation.

 

Weeks 3-4    Chemistry of contaminated land, risk analysis and environmental impact assessment.

 

Weeks 5-6    In-situ and ex-situ remediation:  physical, chemical and biological techniques.

 

Weeks 7-9    Contaminated land and remediation case studies.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 27.00 Guided Independent Study 73.00 Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 7 Lectures
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 3 Seminars
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 12 Laboratory sessions
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 5 Practical/Fied work
Guided independent study 73 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

Oral presentation

6 minutes 1-6 Verbal

In class revision test

30 minutes 1-6 Verbal
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 25 Written Exams 75 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Examination 75 1 hour 1-6 Exam mark
Written report 25 1000 words 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-reassessment
Summative assessment Additional assessment As above August Ref/Def period
Examination Additional examination As above August Ref/Def period
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

As above, 1 Exam 75% and/or 1 piece of CW 25%

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

                                                                                  

 

ELE – College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages

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. 13: 978-047198561 [Library]
Set Pratt, M. Remedial Processes for Contaminated Land 1993 13: 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 13: 978-072773482 [Library]
Set Swartjes F. A. Dealing with Contaminated Sites: From Theory towards Practical Application Springer 2011 10: 9048197562 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 10 ECTS VALUE 5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 3 (NQF Level 6) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Monday 12 March 2012 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 17 October 2012
KEY WORDS SEARCH Contaminated land, risk analysis, environment, sampling, remediation, sustainability