14IZS423 - Soil Pollution and Remediation

Course specification
Course titleSoil Pollution and Remediation
Study programmeEnvironmental Engineering
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ConditionPassed all first and second year examsОблик условљености
      The goalGaining knowledge about the origin pedosphere, the basic characteristics of soil and its importance as part of the environment. Introduction to the properties of the pollutants that are likely to be present in the soil, sources, behavior, distribution and migration. Students should familiarize themselves with the test methods and the characterization of contaminated sites, as well as the technological processes of remediation of contaminated soil on site (in situ) and out of contaminated sites (ex situ).
      The outcomeUnderstanding the importance of land in the cycle of circulation, so nutrients and pollutants, with special emphasis on preventing and avoiding pollution of this part of the environment. Capability for monitoring soil quality, behavior analysis of pollutants, risk assessment and selection of the best methods for remediation of contaminated soil.
      Contents of lecturesPhysico-chemical principles (structure of soil colloidal systems, the influence of structure on the properties of the soil), the characteristics of soil pollutants (types, sources, behavior); legislation, methods of sampling and monitoring, monitoring of land, testing the contaminated area; remediation of soil (biological, physical and chemical methods).
      Contents of exercisesDetermination of soil properties, determination of total content of heavy metals in urban and agricultural land, the determination of heavy metals by sequential extraction, remediation of selected samples in the laboratory.
      1. D. L. Sparks, Environmental Soil Chemistry, Academic Press, 2003 (Original title)
      2. I.A. Mirsal, Soil Pollution-Oigin, Monitoring & Remediation, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2004 (Original title)
      3. S.S. Suthersan, Remediation Engineering: Design Concepts, CRC Lewis Publishers Inc.; Boca Raton, 1997. (Original title)
      4. J. Van Deuren, T. Lloyd, S. Chhetry, R. Liou, J. Peck, Remediation technologies screening matrix and reference guide, 4th edition, 2002 (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingLectures, exercises, lab exercises, tests
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lecturesTest paper55
      Practical lessonsOral examination