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Geoenvironmental Engineering (Environmental Geotechnology): Landfills, Slurry Ponds & Contaminated Sites

NPTEL and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi via YouTube

Overview

INTENDED AUDIENCE: B.E/B.Tech, M.E/M.Tech, M.S

PRE-REQUISITES: 2nd year BE level course on Soil Mechanics or Environmental Science and Engineering.

COURSE OUTLINE: The courses discuss the following in detail:
• Concepts and principles of Geoenvironmental Engineering.
• Geotechnical aspects of planning and design of MSW and Hazardous waste Landfills
• Geotechnical aspects of planning and design of slurry ponds - ash ponds and tailing ponds.
• Geotechnical aspects of detection & monitoring of subsurface contamination and control & remediation of contaminated sites.
• Rehabilitation of waste dumps and geotechnical re-use of waste.

Syllabus

Introduction to Geoenvironmental Engineering.
Sources & Impact of Contamination.
Waste-Soil Interaction.
Solid Waste Generation and Disposal.
Waste Minimization by Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM).
Waste Minimization by Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) - Case Studies.
Principles of Landfilling.
Planning of Landfills - Part 1.
Planning of Landfills - Part 2.
Liners for Landfills - Part 1.
Liners for Landfills - Part 2.
Liners for Landfills - Part 3.
Liners for Landfills - Part 4.
Covers for Landfills - Part 1.
Covers for Landfills - Part 2.
Generation and Control of Leachate.
Generation and Control of Landfill Gas.
Stability of Slopes - Part 1.
Stability of Slopes- Part 2.
Stability of Slopes- Part 3.
Settlement of Landfills.
Some Solved Examples.
Subsurface Monitoring Around Landfills - Part 1.
Subsurface Monitoring Around Landfills - Part 2.
Cost of Geotechnical Components of Landfills.
Construction and Operation of Landfills.
Site Selection for Landfills.
Closure, Rehabilitation and Expansion of MSW Landfills.
Control and Remedial Measures at Contaminated Sites - Part 1.
Control and Remedial Measures at Contaminated Sites - Part 2.
Slurry Disposal on Land.
Disposal of Slurry Waste in Ponds & Impoundments and Dry Waste in Mounds.
Geotechnical Properties of Coal Ash & Mine Tailings - Part 1.
Geotechnical Properties of Coal Ash & Mine Tailings - Part 2.
Planning & Design of Slurry Ponds.
Stability of Incrementally Raised Embankments- Part 1.
Stability of Incrementally Raised Embankments- Part 2.
Remedial Measures for Slope Failures in Embankments / Dykes of Slurry Ponds.
Environmental Control at Slurry Ponds.
Geotechnical Reuse of Waste Materials- Part 1.
Geotechnical Reuse of Waste Materials- Part 2.
End-of-the-Course Review.

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