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Construction for a Sustainable Environment

1st Edition

Edited by Robert Sarsby, Tamas Meggyes

CRC Press

538 pages

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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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