Graduate Classes

SSC 562 Environmental Applications of Soil Science
Spring semester of every year

To relate basic soil properties to land-based waste disposal systems and to the fate of pollutants in the soil environment. To provide an understanding of the process of soil and site assessment for designing waste disposal systems and for evaluating transport of pollutants through soils.

SSC 200 or equivalent

mid-term exam, final exam, project report and class participation via quizzes and assignments

Primary Topics:

  • Major Components in Land and Waste Products Interaction
  • Porous Media -- Soils
    • Soil as a Three-Phase System
    • Soil Water Movement
    • Movement of Pollutants
  • Land-Based Waste Disposal Systems
    • Land Application
  • Evaluation and Management of Contaminated Sites
  • Soil Erosion