Fundamentals of Site Remediation for Metal- and Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Soils / Edition 2

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Overview

This introductory manual addresses environmental site restoration practices that both ensure compliance with federal statutes and prevent further contamination or expense. It also includes up-to-date information and several new features to enhance the process.

Emphasizing environmental chemistry, soil science, microbiology, plant science, and the underlying chemical processes, author John Pichtel discusses relevant chemical principles as they apply to the cleanup and removal of hazardous chemicals from soil, geological strata, and groundwater.

The first part of this book provides an overview of the recent history of environmental contamination and the formulation of relevant regulations, leading to regulations for hazardous waste site remediation. This part also provides a background for several salient aspects of site remediation.

The second part of the book closely examines field remediation technologies, including phytoremediation, bioremediation, and electrokinetic remediation. Theory of operation, practical considerations, and possible environmental impacts and other consequences of use are also discussed.

Readers of the first edition will discover two new chapters in this Second Edition covering permeable reactive walls and technology selection. This updated edition now also includes end-of-chapter questions and instructions for completing two web-based exercises, one for the chapter on environmental site assessments and one for the chapter on technology selection.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865871540
  • Publisher: Government Institutes
  • Publication date: 7/28/2007
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 460
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

John Pichtel is a Professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager and holds memberships in the Institute of Hazardous Materials Managers, the Sigma Xi Scientific Society, the American Society of Agronomy, and the Indiana Academy of Science.

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Table of Contents


Figure and Table Titles     vii
Acknowledgments     xix
Preface     xxi
How Did We Get Here? A Brief History     1
Chemistry of Common Contaminant Elements     27
Hydrocarbon Chemistry and Properties     55
Subsurface Properties and Remediation     83
Environmental Site Assessments     105
Isolation of the Contaminant Plume     147
Extraction Processes     167
Solidification/Stabilization     195
Soil Vapor Extraction     217
Permeable Reactive Barriers     237
Microbial Remediation     257
Phytoremediation     327
Innovative Technologies     355
Technology Selection     379
Cost Analysis of Remediation Projects     399
Glossary of Terms     411
List of Acronyms     427
Index     431
About the Author     437
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John Pichtel is a Professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager and holds memberships in the Institute of Hazardous Materials Managers, the Sigma Xi Scientific Society, the American Society of Agronomy, and the Indiana Academy of Science.

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