Geoenvironmental Engineering (CIVL5351)
UNIT OF STUDY
Objectives: To develop an understanding of the geotechnical aspects of the design and management of industrial and domestic waste disposal systems.
Learning Outcomes: 1. Analyse flow regime in soil using Darcy equation; 2. Analyse contaminant migration in soil using coupled flow and reactive diffusion advection equations; 3. Design a single or double composite landfill liner satisfying groundwater quality requirements; 4. Predict the potential for methane production in a landfill and assess the feasibility of waste-to-energy conversion; 5. Conduct research on a geoenvironmental topic as part for group.
Syllabus Summary: introduction to geoenvironmental engineering; integrated waste management and life cycle assessment; soil composition and mineralogy; types and characteristics of contaminants; theory of water seepage in soil and hydraulic conductivity; theory of reactive contaminant transport in soil including molecular diffusion, mechanical dispersion and advective flow; analytical and numerical solutions of reactive diffusion advection equation; design of landfills; geosynthetics and geomembranes; defects and leakage rates; methane generation in landfills and landfill gas management.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Engineering
- Graduate Diploma in Engineering
- Master of Engineering (Civil Engineering)
- Master of Engineering (Fluids Engineering)
- Master of Engineering (Geomechanical Engineering)
- Master of Engineering (Structural Engineering)
- Master of Professional Engineering (Civil)
- Master of Professional Engineering (Geomechanical)
Further unit of study information
Lecture 2 hrs/week; Tutorial 2 hrs/week.
Through semester assessment (100%)
Rowe, R.K., Quigley, R.M. Richard Brachman and Booker, J.R./Clayey barrier systems for waste disposal facilities/2nd Edition/2004// Hari D. Sharma and Krishna R. Reddy./Geoenvironmental Engineering: Site Remediation, Waste Containment, And Emerging Waste Management Technologies/2004//
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