The Second Edition of GEOTECHNOLOGY OF WASTE MANAGEMENT provides an up-to-date discussion of environmental geotechnology, an increasingly important area of study and real-world application in the field of civil engineering. Unlike encyclopedic references that provide little context for understanding and applying the subject matter, Oweis and Khera's text guides students through practical discussions of solid wastes, their index properties, settlement characteristics, strength behavior, and hydraulic properties. Landfill design coverage includes site investigation and selection, geosynthetic and soil liner systems, leachate generation and detection, erosion control and caps, gas generation and management, foundation and slope stability, and applicable regulatory guidelines.
Provides the practicing engineer with the information for applying geotechnical principles to the design and construction of new waste facilities, remediation and reclamation of existing facilities and for using waste as a foundation material. Design elements, treated in the same order as encountered in practice, are discussed, from site selection to design and construction. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
1. Forms of Waste 2. Index Properties 3. Clay Minerals 4. Compressibility and Settlement 5. Shear Strength 6. Hydraulic Properties 7. Site Investigation 8. Site Selection 9. Ground Modification and Compaction 10. Liners 11. Leachate Generation and Collection 12. Caps 13. Foundation and Slope Stability 14. Gas Management 15. Regulations Governing Solid Waste Disposal.