KRA300, Environmental Monitoring & Remediation utilises the diversity of examples of environmental chemistry in natural, urban and industrial environments within Tasmania to develop an understanding of the sources and fate of chemical contaminants in the environment, and an understanding of the technologies and management options that can be utilised to minimise, contain, remediate and recycle wastes.
The unit will be delivered by block teaching (1 week of lectures / workshops in Launceston and excursions to 3 Tasmanian industrial sites prior to commencement of semester 1) followed by learning opportunities throughout semester 1 to develop the skills required for conducting environmental assessments and preparing environmental management plans. Students will be introduced to options for minimising waste, along with contaminant containment and remediation technologies, and traditional and new environmental monitoring techniques. This knowledge, along with an understanding of the framework by which environmental guidelines are developed, will provide the basis for developing environmental management plans.
Specific topics covered in KRA300:
- Chemical pathways and partitioning in the environment
- Environmental monitoring and assessment
- Sustainability and environmental management
- Waste disposal, contaminant containment and environmental remediation
|Unit name||Environmental Monitoring and Remediation|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Dr Andrew Seen
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
On completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Evaluate the sources, pathways and fate of chemicals in the environment, and their potential environmental impact.
- Develop an environmental sampling plan, integrating sampling techniques and QA/QC requirements.
- Evaluate waste management options and their ability to contain, remediate and recycle wastes.
- Review the environmental management plan and procedures for an activity, assessing the level of sustainability of the activity’s practices, the activity’s environmental impact, and how the activity’s procedures address the requirements of its environmental management plan.
- Present information, articulating arguments and conclusions, in a variety of modes and according to recognised scientific standards.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
5 days of excursions and lectures/workshops before semester 1 in Launceston, online learning opportunities during semester 1.
Assignments (2 x 20%), Oral presentation (20%), 2-hr exam (40%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.
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