Geoenvironmental Engineering: Site Remediation, Waste Containment, and Emerging Waste Management Technologies

Geoenvironmental Engineering: Site Remediation, Waste Containment, and Emerging Waste Management Technologies

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By (author) Hari D. Sharma, By (author) Krishna R. Reddy

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 992 pages
  • Dimensions: 193mm x 239mm x 51mm | 1,769g
  • Publication date: 15 June 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0471215996
  • ISBN 13: 9780471215998
  • Edition statement: New.

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Geoenvironmental Engineering covers the application of basic geological and hydrological science, including soil and rock mechanics and groundwater hydrology, to any number of different environmental problems. Includes end-of-chapter summaries, design examples and worked-out numerical problems, and problem questions. Offers thorough coverage of the role of geotechnical engineering in a wide variety of environmental issues. Addresses such issues as remediation of in-situ hazardous waste, the monitoring and control of groundwater pollution, and the creation and management of landfills and other above-ground and in-situ waste containment systems.

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HARI SHARMA, PhD, PE, GE, is a Principal with GeoSyntec Consultants specializing in geoenvironmental and geotechnical engineering. He is the author of Waste Containment Systems and coauthor of Pile Foundations in Engineering Practice (both from Wiley). He has authored more than thirty-five research papers and has more than thirty years of experience in engineering practice. KRISHNA REDDY, PhD, PE, is Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He has earned numerous awards and honors for both his teaching and his research. He teaches geoenvironmental engineering courses, such as environmental geotechnology, environmental remediation, and landfill design, among others. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Illinois.

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"Appropriately balanced... The authors possess the special ability of presenting scientific and engineering information while maintaining an easy-to-read style". (Land Contamination and Reclamation, 13:1, 2005) "Sharma and Reddy cover the topic [of Geoenvironmental Engineering] thoroughly in this book...this is an excellent text that may very well dominate this field for several years." (Journal of Hazardous Materials, November 2004)

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A comprehensive, single-source volume covering all aspects of geoenvironmental engineering Geoenvironmental Engineering is a unique combination of essential geotechnical, geochemical, and groundwater flow information and the application of this knowledge to a host of common environmental problems and engineering solutions. Complete with example problems, case histories, and thought-provoking questions, Geoenvironmental Engineering: Presents environmental laws and regulations, chemical, geochemical and geotechnical background, and fundamentals of groundwater flow and contaminant transport Discusses sources of contamination, contaminated site characterization, risk assessment, in situ waste containment, and soil and groundwater remediation technologies Provides information on the design and evaluation of landfills and surface impoundments-including sources and characteristics of wastes, regulations and sitting requirements, liner systems, leachate collection and removal systems, final cover systems, gas management, and groundwater monitoring requirements Outlines such emerging technologies as beneficial uses of closed landfills, recycling, bioreactors, and in situ capping of subaquatic waste sediments Featuring comprehensive, up-to-date references at the end of each chapter, Geoenvironmental Engineering is a valuable resource for students of environmental and geotechnical engineering; hydrology, hydrogeology, and general civil engineering; and professionals in these fields, as well as environmental regulators and administrators at local, state, and federal levels.

Table of contents

Preface. PART I: BASIC PRINCIPLES. 1. INTRODUCTION. 1.1 Emergence of Geoenvironmental Engineering. 1.2 Types of Geoenvironmental Problems. 1.3 Book Organization. 1.4 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. 2. RELEVANT ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 Development of Laws and Regulations. 2.3 Federal Environmental Laws and Regulations. 2.4 State and Local Laws and Regulations. 2.5 Impact of Regulations on Geoenvironmental Practice. 2.6 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. 3. CHEMICAL BACKGROUND. 3.1 Introduction. 3.2 Toxic Chemicals. 3.3 Inorganic Chemistry Background. 3.4 Organic Chemistry Background. 3.5 Nuclear Chemistry Background. 3.6 Chemical Analysis Methods. 3.7 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. 4. COMPOSITION OF SOILS. 4.1 Introduction. 4.2 Soil Formation. 4.3 Soil Composition. 4.4 Soil Fabric. 4.5 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. 5. SOIL PROPERTIES. 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 Geotechnical Properties. 5.3 Chemical Properties. 5.4 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. 6. GEOCHEMISTRY BACKGROUND. 6.1 Introduction. 6.2 Inorganic Geochemistry. 6.3 Organic Geochemistry. 6.4 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. 7. GROUNDWATER FLOW. 7.1 Introduction. 7.2 Hydrologic Cycle and Groundwater. 7.3 Aquifer, Aquiclude, and Aquitard. 7.4 Hydraulic Head and Aquifer Properties. 7.5 Groundwater Flow in Aquifers. 7.6 One-Dimensional Steady Flow. 7.7 Flow Toward a Pumping Well. 7.8 Pumping and Slug Testing. 7.9 Two- and Three-Dimensional Groundwater Flow. 7.10 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. 8. CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT AND FATE. 8.1 Introduction. 8.2 Transport Processes. 8.3 Chemical Mass Transfer Processes. 8.4 Biological Process (Biodegradation). 8.5 Contaminant Transport and Fate Modeling. 8.6 Applications. 8.7 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. PART II: REMEDIATION TECHNOLOGIES. 9. SUBSURFACE CONTAMINATION: SOURCES, CONTAMINANTS, REGULATIONS, AND REMEDIAL APPROACH. 9.1 Introduction. 9.2 Sources of Contamination. 9.3 Types of Contaminants. 9.4 Relevant Regulations. 9.5 Other Considerations. 9.6 Remediation Approach. 9.7 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. 10. CONTAMINATED SITE CHARACTERIZATION. 10.1 Introduction. 10.2 General Methodology. 10.3 Preliminary Site Assessment. 10.4 Exploratory Site Investigation. 10.5 Detailed Site Investigation. 10.6 Expedited or Accelerated Site Characterization. 10.7 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. 11. RISK ASSESSMENT AND REMEDIAL STRATEGY. 11.1 Introduction. 11.2 Risk Assessment Procedures. 11.3 USEPA Procedure. 11.4 ASTM Procedure. 11.5 Other Risk Assessment Methods. 11.6 Remedial Strategy. Questions/Problems. References. 12. IN-SITU WASTE CONTAINMENT. 12.1 Introduction. 12.2 Vertical Barriers. 12.3 Bottom Barriers. 12.4 Surface Caps or Covers. 12.5 Groundwater Pumping Systems. 12.6 Subsurface Drains. 12.7 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. 13. SOIL REMEDIATION TECHNOLOGIES. 13.1 Introduction. 13.2 Soil Vapor Extraction. 13.3 Soil Washing. 13.4 Stabilization and Solidification. 13.5 Electrokinetic Remediation. 13.6 Thermal Desorption. 13.7 Vitrification. 13.8 Bioremediation. 13.9 Phytoremediation. 13.10 Soil Fracturing. 13.11 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. 14. GROUNDWATER REMEDIATION TECHNOLOGIES. 14.1 Introduction. 14.2 Pump and Treat. 14.3 In-Situ Flushing. 14.4 Permeable Reactive Barriers. 14.5 In-Situ Air Sparging. 14.6 Monitored Natural Attenuation. 14.7 Bioremediation. 14.8 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. PART III LANDFILLS AND SURFACE IMPOUNDMENTS. 15. SOURCES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF WASTES 605 15.1 Introduction. 15.2 Sources of Wastes. 15.3 Classification of Wastes. 15.4 Waste Characterization. 15.5 Environmental Concerns with Wastes. 15.6 Waste Management Strategies. 15.7 Engineered Waste Disposal Facilities. 15.8 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. 16. LANDFILL REGULATIONS, SITING, AND CONFIGURATIONS 635 16.1 Introduction. 16.2 Federal Regulations. 16.3 State and Local Regulations. 16.4 Siting Methodology. 16.5 Site Permit Application. 16.6 Landfill Configurations. 16.7 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. 17. WASTE CONTAINMENT LINER SYSTEMS. 17.1 Introduction. 17.2 Low-Permeability Soil Liners. 17.3 Geomembrane Liners. 17.4 Geotextiles. 17.5 Geosynthetic Clay Liners. 17.6 Geonets and Geocomposite Drains. 17.7 Geogrids. 17.8 Interface Strengths among Various Liner Components. 17.9 Manufacturing and Construction Quality Assurance. 17.10 Estimation of Leakage through Liner Systems. 17.11 Performance of Liners in Waste Containment Systems. 17.12 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. 18. LEACHATE COLLECTION AND REMOVAL SYSTEMS AND LINER DESIGN. 18.1 Introduction. 18.2 Design Criteria. 18.3 Leachate Generation and Management. 18.4 Containment System Liner Design. 18.5 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. 19. FINAL COVER SYSTEMS. 19.1 Introduction. 19.2 Purpose and Design Criteria. 19.3 Regulatory Minimum Requirements. 19.4 Design Procedure. 19.5 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. 20. GAS GENERATION AND MANAGEMENT. 20.1 Introduction. 20.2 Gas Generation Mechanisms. 20.3 Gas Characteristics. 20.4 Gas Production Rates. 20.5 Gas Migration. 20.6 Gas Collection Systems. 20.7 Gas Flaring and Energy Recovery. 20.8 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. 21. GROUNDWATER MONITORING. 21.1 Introduction. 21.2 Regulatory Requirements. 21.3 Groundwater Monitoring Systems. 21.4 Detection Monitoring Program. 21.5 Assessment Monitoring Program. 21.6 Corrective Action Program. 21.7 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. 22. SURFACE IMPOUNDMENTS. 22.1 Introduction. 22.2 Regulatory Setting. 22.3 Liner Systems. 22.4 Surface Impoundment Design. 22.5 Cover Design. 22.6 Closure and Postclosure Care. 22.7 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. PART IV: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES. 23. BENEFICIAL USE OF WASTE MATERIALS: RECYCLING. 23.1 Introduction. 23.2 Types and Evaluation of Waste Materials. 23.3 Fly Ash. 23.4 Blast Furnace Slag. 23.5 Foundry Sand. 23.6 Papermill Sludge. 23.7 Municipal Sludge. 23.8 Incinerator Ash (Sewage Sludge Ash). 23.9 Glass. 23.10 Plastics. 23.11 Scrap Tires. 23.12 Demolition Debris and Recycled Concrete. 23.13 Wood Wastes. 23.14 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. 24. END USES OF CLOSED LANDFILLS. 24.1 Introduction. 24.2 Various End Uses of Closed Landfills. 24.3 Design Considerations. 24.4 Case Studies. 24.5 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. 25. BIOREACTOR LANDFILLS. 25.1 Introduction. 25.2 Types and Advantages of Bioreactor Landfills. 25.3 Regulatory Issues. 25.4 Bioreactor Design. 25.5 Bioreactor Landfill Operations and Maintenance. 25.6 Case Studies. 25.7 Research Issues. 25.8 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. 26. SUBAQUATIC SEDIMENT WASTE: IN-SITU CAPPING. 26.1 Introduction. 26.2 Relevant Terminology and Definitions. 26.3 Site Evaluation. 26.4 Cap Design. 26.5 Construction and Monitoring. 26.6 Regulatory and Economic Considerations. 26.7 Case Studies. 26.8 Summary. Questions/Problems. References. Index.