Geology and Hazardous Waste Management

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The book is intended for use in undergraduate senior level or graduate level courses in hazardous waste management in geosciences and environmental sciences degree programs. The book should also serve as a useful geological reference source for students in environmental, geological and geotechnical engineering programs. Individuals working in the hazardous waste management industry will find it especially useful for gaining an understanding of the geologic and scientific basis of hazardous waste management. ...
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Overview

The book is intended for use in undergraduate senior level or graduate level courses in hazardous waste management in geosciences and environmental sciences degree programs. The book should also serve as a useful geological reference source for students in environmental, geological and geotechnical engineering programs. Individuals working in the hazardous waste management industry will find it especially useful for gaining an understanding of the geologic and scientific basis of hazardous waste management. Professionals, serving as environmental scientists, engineers, and lawyers, will find it very valuable reference source in their day-to-day work. The book also provides instant access to important geologic sources and related environmental information. The author has skillfully integrated the important areas of hazardous waste management, geology, geotechnical engineering and environmental engineering. In this sense, Geology and Hazardous Waste Management has the distinction of being the first textbook that effectively brings out the emphasis on the interdisciplinary interplay among these areas of study.
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A text for senior and beginning graduate students in geology, environmental sciences, and geotechnical and geological engineering programs, assuming a general familiarity with basic scientific disciplines. Chapters on waste sources; legislation; hydrogeology; site selection; and treatment technologies integrate geologic principles with the engineering and regulatory aspects of hazardous waste management, and include study questions. Contains numerous reference appendices and listings of agencies, publications, universities, and hazardous waste information exchanges. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780023516825
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 387
  • Product dimensions: 7.67 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

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Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Basic Geologic Concepts 10
3 Definition and Sources of Hazardous Waste 25
4 Environmental Law in the United States 40
5 Environmental Legislation in Other Countries 53
6 Philosophy and Approaches to Hazardous Waste Management 67
7 Physical, Geotechnical, and Geochemical Properties of Earth Materials 78
8 Hydrogeology 115
9 Contaminant Transport in the Subsurface 137
10 Chemical Analysis and Quality Control 178
11 Hazardous Waste Site Selection and Assessment 183
12 Personnel, Protection and Safety at Hazardous Waste Sites 215
13 Treatment Technologies for Hazardous Wastes 243
14 Methods of Hazardous Waste Disposal 264
Appendix A: Listing of Hazardous Wastes 299
Appendix B: List of Acronyms 325
Appendix C: Environmental Agencies 332
Appendix D: Environmental Journals, Magazines, and Databases 338
Appendix E: Universities and Colleges in the United States Offering Courses and Programs in Solid and Hazardous Waste Management 343
Appendix F: Fundamentals of Toxicology 348
Appendix G: Hazardous Waste Exchanges in the United States, Canada, and Taiwan 355
Appendix H: Hazardous Waste Information Exchanges in the United States 357
Appendix I: Groundwater Monitoring Constituents 359
Appendix J: Sources of Geologic and Related Information 362
Glossary 369
Index 382
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