CONTAMINATED SITE REMEDIATION STRATEGIES
Part I - Evaluation of Site Characteristics
Owete S. Owete, Ph.D., P.E.
course, "Evaluation of Site Characteristics," is one of a series of
courses prepared by the author on "Contaminated Site Remediation Strategies."
The course series are designed to provide fundamental and practical approaches
to the selection and design of remedial action and closure alternatives for
contaminated sites. This course describes pertinent site characteristics and
their relevance in selecting contaminated site closure options and remediation
processes. The course is presented in five sections with example questions to
This course includes
a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding
of the course materials.
The overall learning objective is to enhance the course participants' knowledge and skills in contaminated site remediation (or cleanup). At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to identify contaminated site characteristics (or conditions) and evaluate their relevance to site cleanup processes and closure options.
This course is recommended for project and site managers, scientists, engineers and other professionals involved in contaminated site remediation, risk management and related practice. The course provides appropriate learning material for individuals with limited knowledge and experience. For the individuals with advanced knowledge and experience in site remediation, the course provides the initial but critical considerations necessary for selecting feasible and cost-effective remedial action strategies.
Action (RBCA) for cleanups at contaminated sites provides alternative remediation
goals (site closures) or risk management options. One may select a remediation
strategy using generic cleanup target levels (based on conservative default
assumptions) or site-specific media cleanup limits based on the site's characteristics
or conditions. In addition to affecting site closure options, site characteristics
determine the feasibility and effectiveness of remediation processes. Many remediation
projects fail due to inadequate site characterization and/or poor evaluation
of the site characteristics, leading to the selection and implementation of
ineffective remedial actions. The decision to implement any remediation technology
at a site should be made on case-by-case basis, considering site-specific factors.
This course describes contaminated site characteristics and focuses on the evaluation
of the characteristics, as an initial but critical consideration in the selection
of site closure and remedial action alternatives.
The the course content is in a PDF file CONTAMINATED SITE REMEDIATION STRATEGIES: Part I - Evaluation of Site Characteristics . You need to open or download this document to study this course.
Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.