While numerous books are available on remediation systems, this is the first work to document and explain in full the design aspects of the subject. Based on sound engineering principles and practical construction considerations, this text explains the entire process of remediation design, from assessment to completion, and provides engineers with the tools they need to conduct a pilot test, apply the results, and design a practical, efficient system.
Design of Remediation Systems first establishes the underlying principles behind each technology, then outlines the standard procedures for designing a system. This comprehensive manual explains feasibility and pilot tests, data evaluation, design considerations and parameters, calculations and equations, and construction aspects of the system. Also featured are discussions of the operation and maintenance of systems, and analysis of current trends, such as combining soil vapor extraction with air sparging. Detailed case study examples are included in each chapter. The book considers petroleum hydrocarbons as the primary contaminant, but the principles and procedures can be applied to a wide range of other contaminants.
This hands-on text/reference presents a complete picture of remediation system design for engineers, students, and scientists. No other single work offers the thorough coverage of this critical aspect of remediation.
Chemistry of Hydrocarbons
Basic Chemistry of Hydrocarbons and Functional Groups
Classes of Contaminants
Hydrocarbon Products from Petroleum
Basic Geology and Hydrogeology
Review of Geology and Soil Types
Hydrocarbon Phases in Soils
Review of Hydrogeology
Fundamental Principles of Groundwater Flow
Contaminant Fate and Transport
Typical Design Process
Risk-Based Corrective Action
Design of Soil Vapor Extraction Systems
Soil Vapor Extraction Concept
Air Sparging Concept
Design of SVE/AS Systems
Design of Bioremediation Systems
Microbiology of Remediation
Factors and Conditions Affecting Bioremediation
Design of Pump and Treat Systems
Site Characterization and Data Requirements
Summary of Other Remediation Systems
In Situ Methods
Non-In Situ Methods
"The authors have considerable experience in designing...remediation systems... it can be used advantageously by general readers, by professionals, and by faculty and upper-division undergraduate and graduate students."