Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013

GEOL 4150 Environmental Hydrogeology

Prerequisites: GEOL 1121 / GEOL 1121L, or GEOL 1122 / GEOL 1122L This course will cover the occurrence and behavior of groundwater and groundwater systems. Students will learn the physical processes that govern the flow of groundwater in various geologic media and settings. The sources, fate, and cleanup of groundwater and soil contamination will be examined. Chemical reactions and their effects on transport will also be examined for both inorganic and organic contaminants. Multiphase flow will be investigated together with strategies for aquifer and soil remediation. All the scientific concepts will be examined in the context of some of the overriding societal issues and ethical questions.