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Module

CEG8608 : Remediating Contaminated Land

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Martin Cooke
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

The aims of this module are to provide a clear definition of contaminated land, to introduce the risk-based approach to contaminated land engendered by UK legislation, and to describe the techniques which have historically been used in the reclamation of contaminated sites in the UK, together with more recently developed alternative technologies.

The lectures in this module will first introduce contaminated land and the related “land affected by contamination” and “derelict land”. You will then be introduced to the legal framework governing contaminated land in the UK, with emphasis being placed on the recent Part IIA regime. Site investigation and risk assessment are covered next and this is followed by a review of traditional and more innovative techniques for the remediation of contaminated sites. During the module, you will undertake an options appraisal to identify appropriate remediation techniques for a contaminated site in the North East of England.

Outline Of Syllabus

Introduction to contaminated land
Site investigation and risk assessment
UK Legislation
Traditional remediation techniques
Process-based remediation techniques
Bioremediation techniques
Guest lecture

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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Timetable