Principles and Practice of Waste Encapsulation

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Principles and Practice of Waste Encapsulation is devoted to the philosophy and practice of the design and construction of encapsulation systems that control waste dispersal. The book describes both existing encapsulation systems and those in the planning stages for disposal facilities ranging from simple dumps to sophisticated mixed waste facilities. It integrates the diverse technologies and scientific disciplines that are involved in the design, construction, and maintenance of a durable encapsulation system. Technical approaches that have been developed in the last decade to provide objective quantification of the long-term (up to 1,000 years) performance of these systems are examined. Case histories are also included. Both ecological and engineering perspectives are presented in this important book for civil and geotechnical engineers, environmental scientists, environmental regulators, and others interested in permanent waste encapsulation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873719926
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/29/1993
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. I The Philosophy of Encapsulation & Isolation
1 Encapsulation: Engineering Perspectives 3
2 Perpetual Isolation: Ecological Perspectives 27
3 International Practice and National Laws 39
Sect. II Encapsulation System Design
4 Disposal Cell Component Geometry 53
5 Covers 75
6 Perimeter Encapsulation Systems 117
7 Basal Liners and Drains 127
8 Ecological System 139
Sect. III Encapsulation System Performance Modeling and Assessment
9 The Modeling and Systems Approach 157
10 The Hydrological Model: The Cover 163
11 The Hydrological Model: The Wastes 197
12 The Hydrological Model: Basal Liners, Drains, and the Foundation 207
13 The Geotechnical Model: Deformation and Cracking 221
14 The Geotechnical Model: Erosion 237
15 The Geotechnical Model: Stability 251
16 The Geotechnical Model: The Drains 261
17 The Ecological Model: Vegetation 265
18 The Ecological Model: Biointrusion 281
Sect. IV Monitoring and Maintenance
19 Monitoring Programs 305
20 Hydrological Performance Monitoring 307
21 Geotechnical Monitoring 351
22 Ecological Monitoring 357
Sect. V Case History
23 Case History: Andujar 369
References 402
Index 411
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