Risk assessment in contaminated areas

General description

Industrial activities throughout Europe produce a number of liquid and solid wastes as well as aerial pollutants that severely contaminate soils, surface- and groundwater. Risk assessment aims to assess the risk and assists in the selection of the most viable technologies for the rehabilitation of contaminated sites.

A number of technologies are used in laboratory and pilot scale as well as in situ in order to remediate wastes, disposed of in waste dumps and elsewhere, clean up contaminated soils and prevent groundwater contamination.

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Academic information

Content and topics:

1.Risk assessment in contaminated areas: Theory and examples. Definition of the concept of risk, principle of source of pollution – contaminant pathways – receptors, case studies. Risk assessment using commercial software (8 hours)
2.Viable technologies for soil decontamination and remediation, case studies from Greece and European countries (contaminated soils and waste disposal sites including mining, radioactive and phosphogypsum), case studies (16 hours)
3.Innovative technologies for the prevention of groundwater contamination – case studies (8 hours)
4.Laboratory techniques for the assessment of toxicity of wastes –decontamination of soils/wastes and prevention of groundwater contamination (8 hours)
Learning goals and objectives:
Examination type:
written examination

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
interested in the topic

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

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