Remediation Technologies

This course will pro­vide the key points asso­ci­at­ed with reme­di­a­tion of con­t­a­m­i­nat­ed soil and ground­wa­ter uti­liz­ing dif­fer­ent reme­di­a­tion tech­nolo­gies. The main process­es with­in reme­di­a­tion (engi­neer­ing, phys­i­cal, chem­i­cal, bio­log­i­cal, and ther­mal) will be cov­ered. Deci­sion-mak­ing fac­tors for choos­ing the appro­pri­ate reme­di­a­tion tech­nol­o­gy for each site is a focal point in this course. Descrip­tions, applic­a­bil­i­ty, advan­tages, lim­i­ta­tions, time frames, poten­tial health and safe­ty issues, and cost of var­i­ous tech­nolo­gies will also be stud­ied. Case stud­ies of con­t­a­m­i­nat­ed sites with spe­cial empha­sis on reme­di­a­tion tech­nolo­gies cur­rent­ly avail­able for han­dling such sites in Alber­ta will be explored.

Course at a glance
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Differentiate between distinct remediation approaches (Engineering and Process-based) and available treatment options.
  • Understand the remediation process for a contaminated site.
  • Assess the applicability of the various technologies for different sites.
  • Rate different technologies based on site specifics and select the most appropriate remediation technology for a site.
  • Utilize case studies of contaminated sites remediation combined with special emphasis on remediation technologies as currently available for handling contaminated sites in Alberta.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

  • While there are no prerequisites for this course, prior knowledge of remediation concepts is recommended for student success.
  • Bring your own device for access to course resources via eClass (no printed materials will be made available).
  • Recommended textbook: Suthersan, S.S., Horst, J., Schnobrich, M., Welty, N., McDonough, J. (2016). Remediation Engineering—Design Concepts; Second edition, CRC Press. ISBN 9781498773270
  • Additional suggested reading: Sara, M.N. (2003). Site Assessment and Remediation Handbook; Second edition, Lewis Publisher. ISBN 9781566705776
  • Assessment includes coursework outside of class times; post-course will be required.
Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.


Associated Environmental Site Assessors of Canada (AESAC) is a nationwide association providing benefits and services to Canadian Environmental Site Assessors. Selected courses from our Environmental Studies unit are recognized by AESAC as "ESA-related courses" in the ESA Phase 1 Training section; course completion is worth 5 points (per course) toward the Certified Environmental Site Assessor (CESA) designation.

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