1st Edition

Construction for a Sustainable Environment

Edited By Robert Sarsby, Tamas Meggyes Copyright 2010

    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.

    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
    Author index


    Robert Sarsby, Tamas Meggyes