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Barrier Systems for Environmental Contaminant Containment and Treatment

1st Edition

By Calvin C. Chien, Hilary I. Inyang, Lorne G. Everett

CRC Press

408 pages | 129 B/W Illus.

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Description

Containment and permeable reactive barriers have come full circle as an acceptable environmental control technology during the past 30 years. As interest shifted back toward containment in the 1990s, the industry found itself relying largely on pre-1980s technology. Fortunately, in the past 10 years important advances have occurred in several areas of containment, most notably in the area of permeable barriers. A balanced presentation of what is known and not known, Barrier Systems for Contaminant Containment and Environmental Treatment provides a comprehensive report on the current state of the science and technology of waste containment.

Comprehensive and easily read, this book is rich with discussions and references to literature. Setting the stage for how contaminants can get into the subsurface, the authors describe pathways and introduce the essential concepts of risk. They provide details on the current state of the art for performance prediction and clearly delineate the limitations in modeling specific situations. The book addresses the materials used in barriers, defines their properties, and explores how they perform in the field. It describes available technologies and addresses their applications to various types of barriers. Tackling perhaps the most challenging aspect of waste containment technology, the book includes two case studies that demonstrate the value of validating field performance.

Subsurface containment and treatment barriers will continue to be a widely used environmental control technology in the years ahead. Representing the collective knowledge and efforts of leading experts from research, industry, and regulatory agencies, this book provides a valuable reference that helps to chart the way to successfully managing many contaminated sites.

Table of Contents

DAMAGE AND SYSTEM PERFORMANCE PREDICTION, H.I. Inyang and S.J. Piet

Overview

Long-Term Performance Analysis Framework

Relationship of Structural Failure to Functional Failure

Quantification of Long-Term Damage Scenarios, Events, and Mechanisms

Use of Barrier Damage and Performance Models for Temporal

Scaling of Monitoring and Maintenance Needs

Life-Cycle Decision Approach and Management

References

MODELING OF FLUID TRANSPORT THROUGH BARRIERS, B.E. Sleep and C.D. Shackelford

Overview

CAPS

PRBs

Walls and Floors

Complicating Factors

References

MATERIALS STABILITY AND APPLICATION, C.H. Benson

Overview

Material Performance Factors in Caps

Material Performance Factors in PRBs

Material Performance Factors in Cutoff Walls

References

AIRBORNE AND SURFACE GEOPHYSICAL METHOD VERIFICATION, E.L. Majer

Geophysical Method Application and Use

Specific Methods

Permeable Reactive Barriers (PRBs)

Vertical Barriers

Caps and Covers

Summary

References

SUBSURFACE BARRIER VERIFICATION, D.J. Borns, C. Eddy-Dilek, J.D. Koutsandreas, and L.G. Everett

Overview

Goals

Verification Monitoring

Verification System Design

Moving from State of the Practice to State of the Art

Drivers for Implementation of New Approaches

Covers

PRBS

Walls and Floors

Conclusions

References

Appendix

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009010
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TEC010030
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply