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School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Now offering two distinct diplomas: Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering

Groundwater flow and Contaminant Transport

1. COURSE INFORMATION:

SchoolEnvironmental Engineering
Course LevelUndergraduate
Course IDENVE 432Semester8th
Course CategoryRequired
Course ModulesInstruction Hours per WeekECTS

Lectures, Lab assignments and Tutorials

5
T=3, E=1, L=2/2

6
Course TypeSpecial Background
Prerequisites 
Instruction/Exam LanguageGreek
The course is offered to Erasmus studentsNo
Course URLhttps//www.eclass.tuc.gr/courses/MHPER162/ (in Greek)

 

2. LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course the students will acquire new knowledge and specific skills on the following subjects:

  • Will learn the methods of solving the basic Groundwater Hydraulics equations
  • Will be able to understand the hydrogeological framework and the basic principles and parameters that determine the groundwater flow
  • Will be able to understand  the basic Groundwater Hydraulics equations and the context of their use
  • Will be able to understand  the pollutant transport mechanisms in the subsoil
  • Will be able to understand the basic concepts related to water pollution and the decontamination and protection methods
  • Will be capable to  understand the drillings operation and their impact on aquifers
  • Will be capable to design simple and complex hydraulic projects for groundwater
  • Will be capable to determine the pollution and protection zones
  • Will be capable to design groundwater protection projects
  •  Will gain knowledge on groundwater resources management
 
General Competencies/Skills
 
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Design and project management
 

3. COURSE SYLLABUS

Introduction to porous media, Distribution of Groundwater, Porosity, Hydrogeological formations, Hydraulic head and Hydraulic Gradient Hydraulic conductivity, Darcy’s Law, Homogeneity and Anisotropy, Unconfined aquifers, Confined aquifers, Continuity Equation, Numerical Groundwater Models, Wells, Steady flow towards a well (confined, unconfined and leaking aquifers), Unsteady groundwater flow, Pumping test, Unsaturated zone, Soil properties, Water Budget, Contaminant sources, mass transport processes, Advection and groundwater contamination, Flick’s Law, Molecular diffusion, Diffusion in porous media, Dispersion, applications of 1-D and 2-D flow and mass transport to groundwater contamination problems, Numerical Models of groundwater contamination.

4. INSTRUCTION and LEARNING METHODS - ASSESSMENT

Lecture MethodDirect (face to face)

Use of Information and Communication Technology

 
  • Specialized laboratory equipment
  • E-class support
  • Environmental models development and use
 
Instruction OrganisationActivityWorkload per Semester
(hours)
- Lectures40
- Study and literature review50
- Tutorials10
- Projects, autonomous assignments and lab assignments50
Course Total150

Assessment Method

Ι. Written final examination (60%).
-Mathematical problems to be resolved.

ΙΙ. Laboratory exercises (15%).

III. Group and autonomous assignments (25%).

5. RECOMMENDED READING

 
  • Πανεπιστημιακές Σημειώσεις «Ροή Υπογείων Υδάτων και Μεταφορά Ρύπων» , Καρατζάς Γεώργιος
  • Υπόγεια Υδραυλική, Τολίκας Δ., Εκδόσεις Επίκεντρο
 

6. INSTRUCTORS

Course Instructor:Professor G. Karatzas (Faculty - EnvEng)
Lectures:Professor G. Karatzas (Faculty - EnvEng)
Tutorial exercises:Dr. E. Varouchakis (LTS- EnvEng)
Laboratory Exercises:Dr. E. Varouchakis (LTS- EnvEng)