Practical Handbook of Soil, Vadose Zone, and Ground-Water Contamination: Assessment, Prevention, and Remediation / Edition 2

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Overview

A synthesis of years of interdisciplinary research and practice, the second edition of this bestseller continues to serve as a primary resource for information on the assessment, remediation, and control of contamination on and below the ground surface.

Practical Handbook of Soil, Vadose Zone, and Ground-Water Contamination: Assessment, Prevention, and Remediation, Second Edition includes important new developments in site characterization and soil and ground water remediation that have appeared since 1995. Presented in an easy-to-read style, this book serves as a comprehensive guide for conducting complex site investigations and identifying methods for effective soil and ground water cleanup.

Remediation engineers, ground water and soil scientists, regulatory personnel, researchers, and field investigators can access the latest data and summary tables to illustrate key advantages and disadvantages of various remediation methods.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566706100
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 728
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.72 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I: BASIC CONCEPTS
GEOLOGY, SOILS, AND GEOMORPHOLOGY
Geologic Materials
Geologic Processes
Stratigraphy and Structure
Basic Soil Concepts
Geomorphology and Ground Water
Geologic Settings of Ground Water Occurrence and Quality
Guide to Major References

GROUND WATER AND VADOSE ZONE HYDROLOGY
Ground Water in the Hydrologic Cycle
Ground Water-Atmospheric Relationships
Ground Water-Surface Water Relationships
Water in the Vadose Zone
Water in the Saturated Zone (1): Fundamental Concepts
Water in the Saturated Zone (2): Water Storage and Flow
Guide to Major References

SOIL AND GROUND WATER GEOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY
Key Characteristics of Chemical Systems
Subsurface Distribution Processes
Subsurface Transformation Processes
Subsurface Environmental Parameters
Microbial Ecology of the Subsurface
Guide to Major References

SOURCES AND BEHAVIOR OF SUBSURFACE CONTAMINANTS
Definitions of Contamination
Extent and Sources of Subsurface Contamination
General Mechanisms of Ground: Water Contamination
Contaminant Transport Processes
Contaminant Retardation
Phase Partitioning to Assess Presence of DNAPLs in the Subsurface
Contaminant Plume Behavior
Guide to Major References

PART II: ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING

PLANNING FIELD INVESTIGATIONS
Overview of Investigation Planning Process
Existing Information Sources
Developing a Sampling and Monitoring Plan
Data Measurement and Reliability
Analytical and QA/QC Concepts
Statistical Techniques
Guide to Major References

GEOPHYSICAL AND REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES
Overview of Remote Sensing and Geophysical Techniques
Airborne Remote Sensing
Surface Geophysical Methods
Borehole Geophysics
CPT and Other Direct Push Sensing Methods
Selection of Geophysical Methods
Guide to Major References

CHARACTERIZATION OF VADOSE ZONE AND GROUND WATER HYDROLOGY
Measurement of Vadose Zone Hydrologic Parameters
Preparation and Use of Potentiometric Maps
Field and Laboratory Measurement of Aquifer Parameters
Estimation of Subsurface Hydrologic Parameters
Special Considerations in Hydrogeologic Mapping
Guide to Major References

SOIL AND GROUND-WATER TRACERS
Types and Uses of Tracer Tests
Tracer Selection
Types of Tracers
Tracer Tests in Karst and Fractured Rock
Tracer Tests in Porous Media
Guide to Major Reference

FIELD SAMPLING AND MONITORING OF CONTAMINANTS
Types of Monitoring Installations
Drilling Methods for Sampling and Well Installation
Conventional Monitoring Well Installations
Sampling Subsurface Solids and the Vadose Zone
Sampling Ground Water
Field Screening and Analytical Methods
Guide to Major References

USE OF MODELS AND COMPUTERS IN CONTAMINANT INVESTIGATIONS
Uses of Models and Computers
Mathematical Approaches to Modeling
Classification of Ground Water Computer Codes
General Code Selection Considerations
Other Geoenvironmental Computer Applications
Guide to Major Information Sources

PART III: PREVENTION AND REMEDIATION

PREVENTION AND MINIMIZATION OF CONTAMINATION
General Approaches
Delineation of Wellhead Protection Areas
Identification of Potential Contaminant Sources
Assessing The Risk From Potential Contaminants
Wellhead Protection Area Management
Guide to Major References

REMEDIATION PLANNING
Conceptual Approach to Soil and Ground Water Remediation
Methodology
Selection of Treatment Methods
Measurement and Interpretation of Treatment Effectiveness
Guide to Major References

REMEDIATION OF CONTAMINATED SOILS
General Approaches to Soil Remediation
Soil Vacuum Extraction (SVE)
Bioremediation
Other Treatment Approaches
Prepared Bed Reactors
Guide to Major References

REMEDIATION OF CONTAMINATED GROUND WATER
Overview
Source Control
Containment: Ground Water Barriers and Flow Control
Ground Water Collection
Ground Water Pump-and-Treat Methods
In Situ Treatment
Guide to Major References

Appendices
A Summary of Information on Major Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring Techniques
Index to ASTM Field and Laboratory Methods Possibly Pertinent to Environmental Site Characterization
Tables and Figures for Estimation of Aquifer Parameters
Worksheets and Checklists for Ground-Water and Wellhead Protection
Aquifer Properties and Contaminant Fate and Transport Problems and Solutions
Master List of Figures and Tables with Credits

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