Remediation of Former Manufactured Gas Plants and Other Coal-Tar Sites / Edition 1

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Over the long history of former manufactured gas plants (FMGPs) and other coal-tar-producing sites, there were an enormous variety of fuel stocks used as well as many processing and disposal methods, each leading to unique waste and site circumstances. This book supplies the historical information needed to understand and accurately predict the transport and fate of contaminants at these sites. Understanding the processes and history of a particular site is absolutely critical to performing site and waste characterization and ultimately to successful remediation. The second part of the text covers characterization, selection of remedy, remedial design and construction, and regulatory and legal process.

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"Hatheway has compiled a true opus magnum… Quite simply, if you’re not sure about gas works and your job requires that you are, then this is £130 of investment whose return will be rapid and enduring. ‘Treat the contents as a starting point for your own site and waste characterisation: use the contents to plan, test and season your results’."
––Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 2014
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824791063
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/17/2011
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1398
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Allen W. Hatheway is a registered professional geologist and engineer in several states and has practiced for 50 years, half of it with prominent geotechnical and geo-environmental consulting firms. He received his baccalaureate at UCLA and graduate degrees from the School of Mines of the University of Arizona. He has held adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Southern California (Civil Engineering), Boston University (Geology), and taught Geological Engineering for nearly 20 years at the University of Missouri. His specialties are site and waste characterization and remedial engineering for environmental litigation, mitigation of geologic constraints, and for hazardous waste cleanup, particularly of former manufactured gas plants. In 1973, the American Society of Civil Engineers named him California’s Outstanding Young Civil Engineer. He is a Fellow of ASCE, GSA, the Geological Society (London) and an Honorary Member of AEG.

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Table of Contents

History of Manufactured Gas and Coal-Tar Activities

Gas Manufacturing Processes (I): Coal Gas and Carbureted Water Gas (Lowe)

Gas Manufacturing (II) Secondary Processes: Gas-Manufacturing Processes Other Than Coal Gas and Carbureted Water Gas

Third-Level Gas-Related Processes

Gasworks Components (I): Generation through Clarification (or Pre-Purification)

Gasworks Components (II): Purification and Storage

Historic Sources, Mechanisms, and Choices Responsible for Coal-Tar Site Contamination

Historic Technical Literature of Manufactured Gas

Site and Waste Characterization for Coal-Tar Contamination

Selection and Construction of Remedy: A Commendation to the "RPM"

FMGP Regulatory and Legal Considerations for Remedial Engineers and Scientists


Consolidated References

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