Remediation Engineering: Design Concepts

Suthan S. Suthersan, Jeff McDonough

October 24, 1996 by CRC Press
Reference - 384 Pages
ISBN 9781566701372 - CAT# L1137

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  • Describes the most innovative and cutting edge applications of remediation technologies with real-life case studies
  • Covers remediation technologies of the past and present in great detail, and speculates on the future
  • Discusses the evolution and evaluates the applicability of remediation technologies
  • Contains 175 figures that help the reader visualize various technologies
  • Includes the theories and actual design of systems
  • Offers "rules of thumb" for dealing with emerging remediation technologies that are based on empirical knowledge
  • Provides realistic cost-benefit analyses within the changing regulatory framework
  • Summary

    In many cases, the application of in situ technologies evolved as a necessity from a cost perspective. However, the basic understanding of the mechanisms and theory behind these technologies was treated as a "black box." Although we have seen some tremendous successes in the application of remediation technologies over the past several years, we have also seen many cases in which a technology has been incorrectly or inappropriately applied. In most cases, this misapplication has been the result of a poor understanding of the basic concepts and mechanisms behind the technologies. Without proper understanding, the potential for misapplication of technologies remains a serious economic and technical threat.