Green Remediation: Sustainable Environmental Practices for Remediation of Contaminated Sites
In Green Remediation: Sustainable Environmental Practices for Remediation of Contaminated Sites, you'll learn ...
- Principles, strategies and best management practices (BMPs) for green remediation
- Regulatory criteria and standards for site remediation
- How to reduce fossil fuel consumption by optimizing treatment systems and using alternative energy
The goal of site remediation is to restore contaminated sites to productive use, while keeping cleanup costs to a minimum. The practice of "green remediation" uses cleanup strategies that consider all environmental effects of remedy implementation for contaminated sites and incorporates options to maximize the net environmental benefit of cleanup actions and reduce project costs.
This course outlines the principles of green remediation and describes opportunities to reduce the footprint of cleanup activities throughout the life of a project. The BMPs outlined in this course help decision-makers, communities, and other stakeholders (such as project managers, field staff, and engineering contractors) identify new strategies in terms of sustainability. These strategies complement rather than replace the process used to select primary remedies that best meet site-specific cleanup goals. The course identifies the range of alternatives available to improve sustainability of cleanup activities and helps decision-makers balance the alternatives within existing regulatory frameworks.
This course is applicable to engineers involved with the investigation, design, construction, operation, and monitoring phases of site remediation regardless of the selected cleanup remedy.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Core elements of green remediation
- Regulatory requirements for cleanup measures
- Site investigations and monitoring
- How to optimize energy intensive systems
- How to integrate renewable energy sources
- Low energy systems such as enhanced bioremediation, phytoremediation, evapotranspiration covers, engineered wetlands, biowalls, etc.
- Considerations and methods to reduce air emissions
- Considerations and methods to reduce energy consumption
- Considerations and methods to minimize water resources
- Considerations and methods to reduce impacts on land and ecosystems
- Considerations and methods to minimize material consumption and waste generation
- Best management practices for long-term stewardship actions
Certificate of Completion
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 20 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.
|This course is applicable to professional engineers in:|
|Alabama (P.E.)||Alaska (P.E.)||Arkansas (P.E.)|
|Delaware (P.E.)||Florida (P.E. Area of Practice)||Georgia (P.E.)|
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|Maryland (P.E.)||Michigan (P.E.)||Minnesota (P.E.)|
|Mississippi (P.E.)||Missouri (P.E.)||Montana (P.E.)|
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|New Jersey (P.E.)||New Mexico (P.E.)||New York (P.E.)|
|North Carolina (P.E.)||North Dakota (P.E.)||Ohio (P.E. Self-Paced)|
|Oklahoma (P.E.)||Oregon (P.E.)||Pennsylvania (P.E.)|
|South Carolina (P.E.)||South Dakota (P.E.)||Tennessee (P.E.)|
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