Ground Gas Handbook

Ground Gas Handbook

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By (author) Steve Wilson, By (author) Geoff Card, By (author) Sarah Haines

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  • Publisher: Whittles Publishing
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 183mm x 254mm x 28mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 31 July 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Caithness
  • ISBN 10: 1904445683
  • ISBN 13: 9781904445685
  • Illustrations note: Liberally illustrated with a colour section
  • Sales rank: 553,574

Product description

With the increasing development of brownfield and landfill sites, ground gas is a common problem encountered by engineers and scientists and this book not only raises awareness of the phenomenon but also provides practical solutions to the difficulties experienced. This vital new handbook provides practical guidance to engineers, regulators and designers about assessing ground gas risk and the design of appropriate protection measures. It includes a great deal of information that has never before been available in one volume and draws on the collective experience of the authors. The book discusses the assessment of ground gas for Part II A sites and also includes information on the assessment of vapours. Detailed information on gas generation and the analysis of gas flows in the ground are included, including the design of gas protection systems. There are many worked examples throughout the book that help to explain the concepts and calculations that are described. It explains how to use the most recent assessment methods published by CIRCA, NHBC and BSI and highlights the differences between the various methods. The final sections cover the design and installation of gas protection systems to buildings and in ground barriers. Most importantly, it includes advice and recommendations about the validation and testing of protection systems as they are installed. Readership: This handbook will be of immense value to professionals and advanced students within geotechnical engineering, geo-environmental engineering, ground engineering and environmental health, including engineers and applied scientists in these disciplines. Researchers, regulators and design offices will also find this book to be of great use.

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'The Ground Gas Handbook is an excellent resource for a professional working in the field of contaminated land and who is often confronted with situations where the risks of ground gas have to be considered. - give an excellent overview - the introductory chapters - are highly recommended for someone just starting in the field or as a brush up of old knowledge.' Ingeokring Newsletter

Table of contents

Contents: Introduction; Policy guidance; Sources and properties of ground gas and vapours; Gas and vapour generation and migration; Site investigation and monitoring; Assessment of results; Methods of gas protection; Design of protection