Hazardous Waste Site Remediation is an outstanding textbook that reviews specific treatment processes, as well as pertinent basic concepts in organic geochemistry, material balance mass transfer, thermodynamics, and kinetics. Following a quantitative approach to source control, the text covers regulations, materials handling, engineering principles, soil vapor extraction, chemical extraction and soil washing, solidification and stabilization, and chemical destruction. It also explores topics in bioremediation, thermal processes, risk assessment, and waste minimization. A solutions manual is available.
Table of Contents
Regulations RCRA: General. RCRA Subtitle C Program. Subtitle I: Underground Storage Tanks. RCRA Land Disposal Restrictions. RCRA/CERCLA Relationships. RCRA's Relationship to Other Environmental Acts. Regulations CERCLA: Introduction. Some Important Terms. Remedial Action Under CERCLA. Liability Under CERCLA. Critical Issues in Technology Selection: Goals of Technology Selection. Regulatory Issues in Technology Selection. Engineering Issues in Technology Selection. Selection of Remedial Technology. Materials Handling: Introduction. Excavation/Transportation/Mixing. Mitigation. Costs. Engineering Principles: Mass Balance Kinetics and Equilibrium. Control Technologies. Groundwater Contamination. Aqueous Phase Treatment. Soil Vapor Extraction: General Description. Fundamentals. Applications. Process Description. Feasibility. Design. Costs. Chemical Extraction/Soil Washing: General Description. Fundamentals. Applications. Process Description. Feasibility. Design. Cost Analysis and Comparison. Solidification/Stabilization: General Description. Fundamentals. Applications. Process Description. Feasibility. Design. Costs. Chemical Destruction: General Description. Hydrolysis. Dechlorination. Chemical Oxidation. By-Product Formation. Feasibility of Chemical Destruction. General Process Description. General Design. Bioremediation: Microbial Processes Occurring during Bioremediation. Mass Transport Issues during Bioremediation. Bioremediation Process Applications. Kinetics of Bioremediation. Systematic Approach for Bioremediation Implementation. Health and Regulatory Issues. Appendices. Thermal Processes: General Description. Fundamentals. Applications. Process Description. Feasibility. Design. Wet Air Oxidation. Low Temperature Thermal Desorption. Regulations. Costs. Risk Assessment: Introduction. Methodology for a Human Health Risk Assessment. Hazard Identification. Dose-Response Evaluation. Exposure Assessment. Risk Characterization. Limitations of a Human Health Risk Assessment. Risk Management. Risk Communication and Risk Perception. Project Summary. Instructor's Course Guides.