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Geoenvironmental Remediation Technologies

 

 Course Name: CEE 549-Geoenvironmental Engineering
 Semester: Winter 2013
 Instructor: Prof. Dimitrios Zekkos
 University: University of Michigan
 Course Type: Graduate
 Participating Students: 19
 Projects: 10
 Project Status: Completed

 

In the Winter 2013 semester, students of the CEE 549 graduate-level Geoenvironmental Engineering course in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Michigan  as part of the course curriculum had the opportunity to select a project topic on geoenvironmental remediation. The educational objective behind this project, which is a major part of their class requirement, is to allow them to perform some independently research/study on a practical topic and have the opportunity to investigate a selected topic in much more detail than what would be normally covered in the course.  The students formed pairs consisting of a student focusing on geotechnical engineering and one focusing on environmental engineering and selected one of the topics listed below.

Deliverables:

The Deliverables on this project are the following:

    • A webpage as part of the "Web-based Class Projects" content.
    • A set of educational Microsoft Powerpoint slides that engineers, educators and students can use to learn some of the fundametal aspects of each remediation technique. This resource is also included as an attachment to each webpage.
    • A 10-min (max) video for each topic, which is also become freely available online through Geoengineer.org.

 

Content:

Students were asked that each webpage covers as a minimum the following topics:

      1. Main concept/description of the technique
      2. Theoretical background (i.e. the physics of chemistry used in the technique)
      3. Applicability (for what type of soils and what type of contaminants)
      4. Advantages
      5. Disadvantages
      6. Field Setup, process involved
      7. Other important considerations
      8. Case histories (minimum 2-3)
      9. Recommended reading
      10. References

 

Schedule:

Students were asked to submit a draft of their webpage by March 15th 2013. At that time, the draft will be announced to:

    • Members of ASCE Geo-InstituteGeoenviromental Technical Committee
    • Geotechnical and Enviromental Faculty of our Department
    • Random professionals (i.e. geotechnical and enviromental professionals) who will be notified about the website through the Geoengineer.org newsletter (7,000 subscribed members).

       

Feedback from these individuals can be posted on each webpage in the form of comments and will include identified deficiencies in text that need to be addressed, requests for more detailed information, and additional information that the reviewers of the website wish to be added. The official review period will last two weeks. The instructor will provide also comments as part of his own review. On the basis of the comments that the students receive they will need to finalize the webpage, powerpoint slides and video.

Students are graded fro completeness, organization and presentation.

Participating students in the class are listed below:

 

Bioremediation

 

Thermal Desorption

salliota
jcolley
 
imccreery
lvlinden
Sophia Alliota
Josh Colley
 
Ian McCreery
Lucas V. Linden

Electrokinetic Remediation

 

Vitrification

rvidhya
 
 
lzhi
ztianshu
Vidhya Ramalingam
 
 
Zhi Li
Tianshu Zhang

Stabilization/Solidification

 

Phytoremediation

egrobbel
zjwang
 
bstefano
dmcleskey
Lizzie Grobbel
Zhijie Wang
 
Stefano Bruni
Darin McLeskey

Soil Washing

 

Permeable Reactive Barriers

jhubler
kmetz
 
hpence
lzwang
Jonathan Hubler
Ken Metz
 
Heidi Pence
Lauren Zwang

Vapor Extrusion

 

Impermeable Barriers

alobbestael
ewild
 
dquintal
mottero
Adam Lobbestael
Elaine Wild
 
David Quintal
Margarita Otero

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