Friday, December 26, 2014

Rapid Design and Analysis of Groundwater Remediation Systems Course

Last month, the flexAEM team successfully presented the new “Rapid Design and Analysis of Groundwater Remediation Systems” course at Rutgers University.  The course, a one day “hands-on” computer workshop, focuses on the use of our Groundwater Remediation Calculator Toolkit, introducing attendees to the use of the calculators via a series of exercises, and allowing them to apply what they learn to a real-world design problem.

The course is geared toward Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs), engineers and other environmental professionals involved with the planning and design of groundwater remedies.  A number of common engineered systems are covered, including extraction wells, collector trenches, slurry/sheet pile walls, permeable reactive barriers, and funnel and gate remedies.  Attendees receive instruction, and participate in a series of exercises in which they utilize the flexAEM calculators to evaluate aquifer drawdown; optimize pumping and extraction rates; determine groundwater flow paths, velocities and residence times; estimate capture zone extents; create graphics with groundwater contours and pathlines; and examine other aspects that should be considered when designing, evaluating and optimizing groundwater remediation systems.

The “Rapid Design and Analysis of Groundwater Remediation Systems” course is eligible for LSRP Technical CECs, Wastewater Operators TCH credits, and Professional Engineer CPC credits in the State of New Jersey, as well as Rutgers continuing education credits.  Information on the course, including dates of future course offerings, can be found on the Rutgers University Office of Continuing Professional Education Page.  Or, visit flexAEM on the web to learn more about this and other future flexAEM offerings.