Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Soil and Groundwater Pollution CEV320 6 3 + 0 4

Prerequisites No

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Compulsory
Coordinator Prof. AHMET ALTIN
Instructors Prof. AHMET ALTIN
Goals The aim of this course is to give students knowledge of the sources, processes and pollutants affecting the soil and groundwater quality as well as soil and groundwater remediation technologies.
Contents Mineral concept, types of rocks, degredation of rocks and soil formation processes, horizons of soil and properties, Types of soil, Physical and chemical properties of soil, dispersion of water in soil and term of aquifer, groundwater and soil pollution sources, importans pollutants: hydrocarbons, volatile and semi volatile organics, pesticides, heavy metals, movement of pollutants in soil and monitoring of pollutants, Technologies for soil and groundwater treatment
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 At the end of the course, students should define the pollutants and sources of pollutants that cause soil and groundwater pollution.
2 At the end of the course, students should explain the transport of pollutants in soil and groundwater.
3 At the end of the course, students should define the basics of soil and groundwater remediation technologies.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Lecture, homework
Assessment Methods Midterm, homework, project, final exam



Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Mineral concept, types of rocks Students should read related chapter from the course material.
2 Degradation of rocks and soil formation processes Students should read related chapter from the course material.
3 Horizons of soil and properties Students should read related chapter from the course material.
4 Types of soil Students should read related chapter from the course material.
5 Physical and chemical properties of soil Students should read related chapter from the course material.
6 Dispersion of water in soil and term of aquifer Students should read related chapter from the course material.
7 Groundwater and soil pollution sources Students should read related chapter from the course material.
8 Important pollutants: hydrocarbons Students should read related chapter from the course material.
9 Important pollutants: hydrocarbons Students should read related chapter from the course material.
10 Important pollutants: pesticides, heavy metals Students should read related chapter from the course material.
11 Midterm No
12 Movement of pollutants in soil and monitoring of pollutants Students should read related chapter from the course material.
13 Technologies for soil and groundwater treatment Students should read related chapter from the course material.
14 Technologies for soil and groundwater treatment Students should read related chapter from the course material.



Sources
Textbook Bhandari, A., 2007, Remediation technologies for soils and groundwater, ASCE Publications, USA.
Additional Resources Domenico, P. A. and Schwartz, F. W., 1990, Physical and Chemical Hydrogeology,John Wiley & Sons, Singapore.



Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 20
Assignments 2 10
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 2 10
In-Term Total 5 40
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100





Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Engineering graduates with application skills of fundamental scientific knowledge in the engineering practice. x
2 Determines, defines, formulates and solves problems in engineering; fort his aim selects and applies the appropriate analytical models and modeling techniques.
3 Analyses a system, system component or process and in order to meet the requirements, designs under realistic conditions; thus applies modern techniques of design.
4 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications.
5 Designs and carries out experiments, collects data, analyzes and comments on the findings.
6 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams. x
7 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources. x
8 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously. x
9 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License
10 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio.
11 Communicates using technical drawing.
12 Has the awareness of Professional ethics and responsibility.
13 Has awareness about Project management, workplace applications, health of workers, environment and work security; and about legal consequences of engineering applications.
14 Indicates that he is aware of the universal and social effects of engineering solutions and applications; is aware of entrepreneurship and innovativeness and is knowledgeable about the problems of the current age. x
15 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions. x



ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 13 1 13
Assignments 1 10 10
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 10 10
Mid-terms 1 20 20
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Work Load (h) 115
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 3.83
ECTS Credit of the Course 4