Contaminated Land and Groundwater

Module aims

  • Understand the problems associated with contaminated land that have arisen from the unmanaged release of pollutants into the environment.
  • Gain a detailed understanding of the physical processes governing the fate and transport of organic and inorganic pollutants in the subsurface, and how these can be represented using mathematical models.
  • Learn methods for good practice in data collection for site characterisation.
  • Develop remediation options conditioned risk assessment techniques in order to ensure a rational approach to site assessment and clean up, subject to environmental and economic constraints

Teaching methods

Weekly lectures by a variety of speakers from both academia and industry and a class design practical.


Information will be provided separately

Reading list

Module leaders

Professor Adrian Butler