Course NumberEN-02-904
PDH Hours3
Introduction to In Situ Bioremediation of Groundwater

Introduction to In Situ Bioremediation of Groundwater

This course is an introduction to in situ bioremediation of groundwater and is intended to provide a reference on in situ groundwater bioremediation to designers and practitioners. In situ bioremediation (ISB) of groundwater involves the encouragement of indigenous bacterial populations to metabolize target contaminants through the addition of various amendments (biostimulation) to the subsurface environment. Bioremediation is an engineered technology that modifies environmental conditions (physical, chemical, biochemical, or microbiological) to encourage microorganisms to detoxify organic and inorganic contaminants in the environment. The process can be applied above ground in land farms, stirred tanks, biopiles, or other units (referred to as ex situ) or below ground in the soil or groundwater, referred to as in situ (“in place”) treatment.

This course provides (1) a brief technical background on ISB, (2) a summary of the use of ISB for various contaminants, including information on its use for Superfund sites, (3) considerations for implementation of ISB, (4) brief summaries of some important emerging trends affecting ISB, and (5) links to additional sources of information.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding of in situ bioremediation of groundwater
  • Familiarity with the use of ISB for various contaminants
  • Review of important trends affecting ISB
  • Implementation of ISB

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We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This courses is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.