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Conservation and Ecotoxicology of Soil and Water(2.0 credits)

Division at courseMaster's Course
Course Type:Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Department Name : Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate
Starts 1 : 1 Spring Semester 1 Spring Semester
Lecturer : Arata KATAYAMA Professor 

•Course Purpose
The class aims to understand the basics on the remediation of contaminated soil and water through the lecture on the outbreak of pollution, environmental standards, exposure to the organisms, toxicity and environmental fates of pollutants, effect on the ecosystem, remediation technologies of soil and water, and waste treatment technologies. A lecture-style class.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Environmental geotechnology, microbiology, chemistry, sanitary engineering, toxicology, mathematics, soil science, hydrology

•Course Topics
The lecture is carried out on the basics on the remediation of contaminated soil and water: pollutants and their properties, toxicity and the environmental standards, interaction (exposure and metabolism/degradation) of pollutants with organisms (mammals, plants, and microorganisms), environmental fate of pollutants, remediation technologies.

Handouts in relation to the topics will be distributed.

•Additional Reading
Vaccari DA, Strom PF, Alleman JE, "Environemtal Biology for Engineers and Scientists" John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, New Jersey, USA (2006)
Moriarty F, "Ecotoxicology (2nd ed.)" Academic Press, London (1988)
Connell DW, Miller GJ "Chemistry and ecotoxicology of pollution" John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York, USA (1984)
Alvarez PJJ, Illman WA "Bioremediation and Natural Attenuation" John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, New Jersey, USA (2006)

•Grade Assessment
Ability of presentation and discussion:


•Contacting Faculty
After the class
individual appointment (appointed time/date by phone/email)


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