College of Science and Engineering
Ground-water chemistry, ground-water contamination, and remediation. Principles of aquatic chemistry; chemistry of natural ground waters; water-quality standards; contaminant detection and migration; remediation and treatment techniques; and ground-water risk assessment.
Goals and Diversity
MN Goal Course
Solve quantitative and qualitative problems using basic concepts of aqueous chemistry. These concepts include: solubility and equilibrium constants, controls on pH, redox processes, adsorption, and complexing.
Describe typical groundwater chemistry in differing types of aquifers and discuss the processes by which groundwater chemistry evolves in contact with earth materials--rocks, minerals, clays, and organic compounds.
List and describe the common groundwater contaminants and evaluate the expected transport and fate of different types of contaminants.
Describe typical groundwater remediation technologies and strategies based on knowledge from case studies in the groundwater professional literature and select the appropriate strategy for a given scenario.
List or describe primary and secondary water quality standards that apply to groundwater contamination.