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GEOL 621: Contaminant Hydrogeology 1 Syllabus, Spring 2012 Instructor: Dr. Hongbin Zhan, Professor and Holder of Endowed Ray C. Fish Professorship in Geology Halbouty 259, 862-7961, email: [email protected] website: http://geoweb1.tamu.edu/Faculty/Zhan/ZhanTeach.html/ mobile phone: (979) 574-4819. Class Notes: Class notes are the primary study materials. If you can understand the class notes thoroughly, you can succeed in this class. Text: Fetter, C. W., Contaminant Hydrogeology, Second Edition, Prentice-Hall Publishing Company, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 500 p. Pre-requisite: GEOL 410: Hydrogeology or permission from the instructor Lecture: MWF 10:20-11:10 a.m. Halbouty 174. Office Hours: Monday 3:00-5:00PM Course Grading: There are only one exam (Final) and a series of assignments. The final exam is comprehensive. • homework: 50% ; • final exam: 50% ; Assignments can be accepted late within one week of the due day but the grade will be reduced 25% for that assignment. Assignments CANNOT be accepted one week after the due day. Midterm and Final Exam Schedules: Final: 3:00-5:00pm, Friday, May 4, 2012. Course Outline: 1. Introduction to Contaminant Hydrology, Environmental Law, and Challenges • Classification of groundwater contamination (organic, inorganic) • Emerging groundwater contamination problems • Environmental laws that are related to contaminant hydrology 2. Fundamentals of Contaminant and Mass TransportGEOL 621: Contaminant Hydrogeology 2 • Role of advection in mass transport • Capture zone design, capture size, and capture time computation • Role of dispersion and diffusion • Role of adsorption, radioactive decay, and biodegradation, and other reaction 3. Analytical Solutions of Advection-Dispersion Equation • 1-D solutions with first, second, and third-type boundary conditions • 2-D solutions and applications • 3-D solutions and applications 4. Non-Fickian Contaminant Transport and Advanced Transport Theories • Concept of mobile-immobile approach • Colloid transport • Transport in a single fracture • Stochastic method and scale-dependent transport • Fractional Advection-Dispersion Equation (FADE) 5. Numerical Solutions of Advection-Dispersion Equation • Numerical dispersion and oscillation problems • Upstream finite difference method • Method of Characteristic (MOC) • Advanced methods 6. Laboratory and Field Methods • Laboratory column test • Field measurement of contaminant transport • Monitoring of DNAPL, LNAPL in the field 7. DNAPL, LNAPL, and Multiphase Transport • Fundamentals of multiphase flow and transport • DNAPL and NAPL transport 8. Transport in the Vadose Zone and Gas Transport • Transport in the vadose zone • Gas transport problem 9. Other Topics • Remediation technology • Stream-aquifer interaction and stream depletion • CO2 sequestration References: Bear, J. 1972. Dynamics of fluids in porous media. Elsevier, NewYork. Zheng, C., and G. D. Bennett, 2002, Applied Contaminant Transport Modeling Second Edition, Wiley, New York, 621 pp.GEOL 621: Contaminant Hydrogeology 3 All students should pay attention to the following: THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA): is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Department of Student Life, Services for Students with Disabilities in Room B118 of Cain Hall. The phone number is 845-1637. AGGIE HONOR CODE: based on the long-standing affirmation that An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do, is fundamental to the value of the A&M experience. Know the Code. Aggie Code of Honor: "An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do. http://www.tamu.edu/aggiehonor / COPYRIGHT AND PLAGIARISM POLICY: All materials used in this class are copyrighted. These materials include but are not limited to syllabi, quizzes, exams, lab problems, in-class materials, review sheets, and additional problem sets. Because these materials are copyrighted, you do not have the right to copy the handouts, unless permission is expressly granted. As commonly defined, plagiarism consists of passing off as one's own the ideas, words, writings, etc., which belong to another. In accordance with this definition, you are committing plagiarism if you copy the work of another person and turn it in as your own, even if you should have the permission of that person. Plagiarism is one of the worst academic sins, for the plagiarist destroys the trust among colleagues without which research cannot be safely communicated. (Please see


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