1st Edition

Construction for a Sustainable Environment

ISBN 9780415566179
Published November 3, 2009 by CRC Press
538 Pages

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Book Description

The past fifty years have seen rapid development of public and governmental awareness of environmental issues. Engineers and scientists have made tangible contributions to environmental protection. However, further theoretical and practical developments are necessary to address mankind’s growing demands on the environment. Construction for a Sustainable Environment includes recent developments relating to construction and the environment, including: (1) engineered disposal of wastes; (2) treatment of contaminated and derelict land; (3) sustainable construction and infrastructure; (4) supporting the natural environment. Construction for a Sustainable Environment presents clear evidence that common sustainability issues are encountered throughout the world and that only a concerted, international and interdisciplinary approach can tackle these issues.

Table of Contents

Keynote presentations
Mineral barriers in landfill capping systems – Conditions of durability, K.J. Witt
Preventing pollution caused by mining activities, T. Meggyes
MOKKA: Modern engineering tools for environmental risk management, K. Gruiz, E. Fenyvesi, A. Muranyi, A. Anton, I. Zoldi, J. Feher, Z. Siki,L. Csemniczky, A. Szekely, A. Langenhof, P. Bardos, and T. Meggyes
Physical modelling of New Orleans levee flood protection system performance during Hurricane Katrina: London Avenue and Orleans Canal, T.F. Zimmie
Assessment of the use of recycled aggregates in vibro-stone column ground improvement techniques, C.J. Serridge and R.W. Sarsby
The BORASSUS Project: Towards an integrated approach to soil conservation, M.A. Fullen
Engineered disposal of wastes
Asphalt liners in landfill construction, G.U. Burkhardt and T. Egloffstein
Optimization of disposal logistics for household waste, H.-J. Dornbusch
Application of the experience from the industrial landfill mining in the Vienna basin to problems of threshold and developing countries, T. Dorrie, P. Chlan and M. Struve
Long-term hazard to drinking water resources from landfills, T. Dorrie, M. Struve, and P. Spillmann
Novel criteria to classify the stabilization of organic material, M. Franke
New model laws to calculate long-term hazards to drinking water resources from landfills, P. Spillmann and M. Franke
Spontaneous ignition of plastic deposits and avoidance by fire protection measures and subsequent transformation of plastics into mineral oil, M. Struve, G. Ballin and P. Hartmann
Evaluation of gas regime and climatic influence in an ageing municipal solid waste landfill site: A case study, M. Benson and M. Richardson
Pretreatment of waste prior to landfilling, D. Panza and V. Belgiorno
Recycling different wastes to produce ‘topsoil’for seeding embankment slopes, I. Takahashi, T. Ishida, T. Ohki, and T. Ohki
Treatment of contaminated and derelict land
Innovative technology for metal-polluted soils – Combined chemical and phytostabilisation, V. Feigl, K. Gruiz, and A. Anton
Cyclodextrins for the enhancement of soil remediation technologies, E. Fenyvesi, K. Csabai, M. Molnar, L. Leitgi, and K. Gruiz
Multistage verification of soil remediation, K. Gruiz, M. Molnar, and E. Fenyvesi
Environmental Risk Management of diffuse pollution of mining origin, K. Gruiz, E. Vaszita, V. Feigl, and Z. Siki
Direct testing of soil mutagenicity, Cs. Hajdu, K. Gruiz, and E. Fenyvesi
In situ delineation of point sources and high resolution mapping of polluted sites by field-portable X-ray fluorescence measuring device, M. Tolner, G. Nagy, E. Vaszita, and K. Gruiz
Reclamation and cultivation of the Cracow soda plant lagoons, K. Boroń, S. Klatka, M. Ryczek, and E. Zając
Investigation and remediation of oil lagoons – Selected technological approaches, J. Kukačka, J. Vaňa, and O. Urban
Bioremediation of soils contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons using a natural biodegradable product, M. Marinescu, M. Dumitru, and A. Lăcătuşu
Phytostabilisation – An appropriate remediation technique for metals in soils along highways, P.K. Padmavathiamma and L.Y. Li
Remediation of arsenic-contaminated groundwater, R. Reddy and K. Darko-Kagya
Rationalisation of water use in multistage washing of dispersive materials, A.B. Shandyba and S.V. Vakal
An old quarry: Natural attenuation remediates historic ignorance, T. Van Autenboer, C. Cammaer, and B. Volders
Trace element features in Yanzhou-Jining-Tengzhou mining site: A case study, X. Zhu, B. Han, and M. Lu
Sustainable construction and infrastructure
Fly ash and silica fume for green shotcrete, A. Badr
Effect of curing regime on the bearing capacity of soil stabilized with class F fly ash and cement, A.T. Comert and S. Fırat
Partnering for a greener future, P. Corbett and N. Edwards
Interaction between cement and superplasticizer in pozzolanic mineral admixtures, J. Gołaszewski
Environmental and engineering properties of processed Portuguese steel slags, A. Gomes Correia, S.M.R. Ferreira, A.J. Roque, F. Castro, and A. Cavalheiro
Rebuilding of a road across an old Jewish cemetery in northern Poland, A. Klein
Use of waste glass as fine aggregate in structural concrete, J. Koh, R.W. Sarsby, and A.A.M. Ben Said
Palm mat geotextiles for soil strengthening, R. Kugan and R.W. Sarsby
Assessment of environmental effects of treatment agents used in road building materials, M.M. Leppanen, R. Syvala, N. Vuorimies, and K. Vaajasaari
Evaluation of the safety of Jinnah powerhouse by Finite Element Analysis, Y.H. Liu, R.W. Sarsby, C.J. Wang, and J.F. Zhang
Influence of vertical stress on elongation of geotextile straps used as reinforcement in earth retaining structures, P. Michalski, A. Baziak, and E. Zawisza
Effect of partial substitution of cement by pulverised fuel ash on the compressive strength material, G. Papageorgiou and N. Hytiris
Glass reinforced plastic waste characterisation and recycling potential, A. Pappu, M. Osmani, A. Ansarifar, and L. Wang
Experimental investigation of the water purification action of porous media, S. Shimobe, S. Takenaka, and S. Iwai
Use of crushed concrete and crushed brick as structural fill, P. Varin and P. Kolisoja
Influence of test method on the value of compaction parameters for coarse-grained furnace slag, T. Zydroń and E. Zawisza
Supporting the natural environment
Debris flow near Stambach (Austria) – A successful example of bioengineering stabilization, R. Adamcova, R. Stangl, J. Elischer, F. Ottner, and D. Keusch
Rainfall simulator study of the erosion control potential of palm geotextiles for mine dam slope stabilization, C. Buhmann, D.G. Paterson, G.M.E. Pienaar, J.P. Nell, N.E. Mulibana, 
P.W. van Deventer, M.A. Fullen, M. Subedi, and R.W. Sarsby
Influence of climate change on foundations in swelling soils, B.Sh. Hazzan
Use of municipal wastewater and composted wastewater sludge in willow short rotation coppice in Estonia, K. Heinsoo and B. Holm
Non-destructive measurement of oil pipe wall thickness, I. Kalicanin
Mass stabilisation technique for soft peat, mud, clay and sediment, P. Lahtinen
Effects of tobacco waste tipping on the Sefton coastal dunes (North-West England), J.A. Millington, C.A. Booth, M.A. Fullen, I.C. Trueman, A.T. Worsley, N. Richardson, M. Newton, G. Lymbery, P. Wisse, and A. Brockbank
The effect of hydrocarbon spills on the geotechnical properties of a clay soil, J. Ota
Compensation of nutrients removed through extraction of forest fuel, R. Ozolinčius, I. Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė, and K. Armolaitis
Romanian experience in the implementation of European regulations regarding manure management, I. Panoiu, S. Udrescu, and C. Simota
Evaluation of biological geotextiles for reduction of runoff and soil loss, T. Smets, J. Poesen, R. Bhattacharyya, M.A. Fullen, C.A. Booth, M. Subedi,A. Kertesz, Z. Szalai, A. Toth, B. Jankauskas, G. Jankauskiene, C. Buhmann, A. Guerra, J.F.R. Bezerra, Y. Zheng, and M. Panomtaranichagul
Dynamic analysis of Ecological Footprint and its prediction using the Grey Model in a coalmining area (Huaibei city, China), Y. Song, B. Han, X. Zhu, and T. Yuan
Arsenic, salts and old factories: Contaminant hydrogeology and administrative procedures, 
T. Van Autenboer, C. Cammaer, J. Houtmeyers , and T. Claes
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