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Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics

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    Environmental Geotechnics deals with a wide variety of applications, such as the characterization of polluted sites and landfill waste, the design of containment systems for subsoil pollutant control, radioactive waste disposal, geo-energy exploitation and bacteria-driven soil modification, among others. Reliable and effective predictions of the actual behaviour and performance of these very complex systems require a deep understanding of the coupled hydro-bio-chemo-mechanical phenomena that occur at very different scales. Future progress in the scientific state of the art and substantial advancements in the standard practices will therefore be closely related to the development of shared knowledge among different disciplines. The extension and refinement of theoretical modelling and the experimentation capabilities stimulated by geo-environmental applications more in general provide the framework for substantial advancements in the soil and rock mechanics fields.

    Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics collects the special lectures and papers presented at the International Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics (Torino, Italy, 1-3 July 2013), which was organized by the Italian Geotechnical Society within the framework of Technical Committee TC 215 of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). The book, with contributions not only from the geotechnical community, but also from related and complementary disciplines, is of particular interest to engineers and academics in geotechnical and environmental engineering.


    Special papers

    Keynote lectures

    Recent advances in understanding and improving the performance of lining and capping systems for landfill and mining applications
    R.K. Rowe

    Coupled modelling of barriers for radioactive waste disposal
    A. Gens

    Application of solid potassium permanganate to oxidize VOC vapours: Batch and column experiments
    M.G. Mahmoodlu, S.M. Hassanizadeh, N. Hartog & A. Raoof

    General reports

    Membrane behavior in engineered bentonite-based containment barriers: State of the art
    C. Shackelford

    Liquid and gas flow in municipal solid waste
    W. Powrie, R.P. Beaven, D.S. Holmes & A.P. Hudson

    Experimental evidence of anisotropy in municipal solid waste
    D. Zekkos

    Impact of subgrade water content on cation exchange and hydraulic conductivity of geosynthetic clay liners in composite barriers
    C.H. Benson

    Advances in the analysis of thermo-active foundations
    L. Laloui, T. Mimouni & F. Dupray

    Bio-geo-chemical processes for improvement of soil engineering properties with focus on microbially induced calcite precipitation
    J.D. DeJong, B.C. Martinez, T.R. Ginn & D.C. Nelson

    Multiphase aspects of soil contamination by immiscible petroleum hydrocarbons
    P. Delage

    Electrokinetic remediation of soils at complex contaminated sites: Technology status, challenges, and opportunities
    K.R. Reddy

    Cement bentonite cutoff walls for polluted sites
    K. Soga, K. Joshi & J.C. Evans

    Specific lectures

    Osmotic phenomena in bentonites
    A. Dominijanni, M. Manassero & S. Puma

    Effect of mechanical settlement on biogas transfer in MSW landfills
    L. Oxarango, J.P. Gourc, G. Stoltz & A.J. Tinet

    Mass loss and volume change: From sand-salt analogues to MSW
    J.R. McDougall, I.R. Fleming, R. Thiel, P. Dewaele, D. Parker & D. Kelly

    Modeling the coupled chemo-hydro-mechanical behavior of compacted active clays
    G. Musso, G. Della Vecchia & E. Romero

    Soil effective thermal conductivity from energy pile thermal tests
    A. Bouazza, B.Wang & R.M. Singh

    Modification of clay consolidation properties using microbial gas production
    A.M. Puzrin

    Injection of zero-valent iron micro- and nano-particles for groundwater remediation: Laboratory tests and transport modelling
    T. Tosco, F. Gastone & R. Sethi

    Modelling gas and water flow in environmental problems
    S. Olivella

    Migration of aggressive solutions through cement-bentonite slurry walls
    E. Fratalocchi, V. Brianzoni, M. Di Sante, F. Mazzieri & E. Pasqualini

    General papers

    Landfill bottom and sides lining systems

    Comparison of natural, polymer treated, and sodium activated Ca-bentonites
    G. Di Emidio, R.D.F. Verastegui & A. Bezuijen

    Dynamic shear behavior of geosynthetic-soil interface and numerical implementation considering chemical effect
    C.W. Kwak, I.J. Park, J.B. Park & J.K. Kim

    Influence of membrane behavior on solute diffusion through GCLs
    M. Malusis, J. Kang & C. Shackelford

    Hydraulic behaviour of activated calcium bentonite mixed with polyionic charged polymers for landfill and earthwork applications
    A. Razakamanantsoa, I. Djeran-Maigre & G. Barast

    Interaction between clogging of a leachate drainage layer and leakage through a composite liner
    R.K. Rowe, Y. Yu & M.S. Hosney

    Some geotextiles properties useful for HDPE geomembrane puncture protection
    G. Stoltz, D. Croissant & N. Touze-Foltz

    Landfill waste characterization

    Geotechnical characterization of waste dredged sediments for Algerian dams
    M.A. Bourabah, B. Serbah, N. Abou-Bekr & S. Taibi

    Dynamic characterization of municipal solid waste by SDMT
    F. Castelli & M. Maugeri

    Correlation between compressibility and degradation for a PTMB waste
    M. Conte, J.P. Gourc, P. Carrubba & L. Oxarango

    A laboratory landfill simulator for physical, geotechnical, chemical and microbial characterization of solid waste biodegradation processes
    X. Fei, D. Zekkos & L. Raskin

    Leachate recirculation using horizontal trenches considering the effect of MSW settlement
    S.J. Feng & X. Zhang

    2011 East Japan earthquake and tsunami – Geoenvironmental challenges
    T. Katsumi, T. Inui, A. Takai, K. Endo, H. Sakanakura, T. Yasutaka, Y. Otsuka, H. Suzuki, H. Sakamoto, M. Okawara & H. Imanishi

    Composition and degradation effects on the compaction characteristics of municipal solid wastes
    H.F. Pulat &Y. Yukselen-Aksoy

    Shear strength of municipal waste materials from two landfills in Serbia
    D. Rakić, L. Čaki & S. Ćorić

    Stability and settlement analysis of landfills and natural slopes

    HydroMechanical coupled model for unsaturated phenomena in a rainfall-induced landslide
    W. Arairo, I. Djéran-Maigre, F. Prunier & A. Millard

    A model for anaerobic degradation of municipal solid waste
    Y.M. Chen, R.Y. Guo, Y.C. Li & L.T. Zhan

    Water retention and shrinkage properties of a cemented dredged material
    A.C.F. Chiu, X.P. Hu, C.W.W. Ng & G.H. Lei

    J -integral as a useful fracture parameter for analysis of desiccation cracking in clayey soils
    S. Costa, J. Kodikara & J. Xue

    Soil mass stability analysis using Euler-Lagrange coupling
    M.S. ¸Serbulea, A. Andronic, D.M. Manoli &A. Priceputu

    Piggyback liner detection by means of spatially constrained inversion of SWM data
    S. Stocco, C. Castiglia & D. Mainero

    Three-dimensional rotational-translational mechanism for the stability analysis of landfill
    H.Wang & M. Huang

    Linings for radioactive waste and capping systems for landfills and polluted sites

    Environmental restoration with deep roots herbaceous species
    N. Era & T. Verrascina

    Micropore vs. macropore flow: Implications for landfill final cover design
    M.V. Khire & D.S. Saravanathiiban

    Coupled thermo-hydraulic pulse tests on two reference Belgian clay formations
    A. Lima, E. Romero, A. Gens, J. Vaunat & X.L. Li

    Improved correction factor for indirect determination of permeability function
    Priono, H. Rahardjo, E.C. Leong, J.Y.Wang & K. Chatterjea

    Capillary barrier system for landfill capping
    H. Rahardjo, A. Satyanaga, F.R. Harnas, J.Y.Wang & E.C. Leong

    Geosynthetic clay liner gas permeability relationship with moisture content and suction under pre-conditioning stresses
    M.A. Rouf, R.M. Singh, A. Bouazza & R.K. Rowe

    Modeling of strain localization around the radioactive waste disposal galleries
    F. Salehnia, R. Charlier & S. Levasseur

    Constitutive model for unsaturated soils based on the effective stress
    H. Shin & S.R. Lee

    Crack control of landfill liner and cap materials using nano-alumina powder
    M.R. Taha & O.M. Taha

    Underground energy issues

    Coupled phenomena induced by freezing in a granular material
    F. Casini, A. Gens, S. Olivella & G.M.B. Viggiani

    Numerical study of the heating-cooling effects on the geotechnical behaviour of energy piles
    A. Di Donna, F. Dupray & L. Laloui

    Effect of groundwater flow on the THM behavior of an energy pile
    F. Dupray, M. Baehler & L. Laloui

    Thermal, hydraulic and mechanical performances of enhanced grouting materials for borehole heat exchanger
    S. Erol & B. François

    Technical and economic feasibility study of different thermal energy supply systems scenarios for multi-residential buildings
    R. Katzenbach, F. Clauss, D. Casini & H. Früchtenicht

    Long term performance of heat exchanger piles
    C.G. Olgun, S.L. Abdelaziz & J.R. Martin

    A device for studying simultaneous heat and moisture movement through soils
    B.H. Rao

    Soil thermal behavior of a horizontal ground source heat system
    H.R. Thomas, B.D.P. Hepburn & M. Sedighi

    Natural and anthropogenic bio-chemical processes within soils and rocks

    Mechanical and hydraulic effects of deep roots planting on slope stability
    M. Cecconi, V. Pane, P. Napoli & C. Zarotti

    Chemo-mechanical weathering of calcarenites: Experiments & theory
    M.O. Ciantia, C. di Prisco & R. Castellanza

    Chemo-mechanical behaviour of a low activity clay
    A. Ferrari, P.Witteveen & L. Laloui

    Exploiting physico-chemical modification of soils in closed face tunnelling
    S.A. Jefferis & A.S. Merritt

    Combining biomineralization with chemically enhanced drainage in soils
    P. Minder &A.M. Puzrin

    Characterization of polluted sites and related aquifers

    Characterization of LNAPL distribution in whole domains subject to precipitation by the simplified image analysis method
    G. Flores, T. Katsumi, T. Inui & H. Ramli

    Interaction of metal adsorption and solubilization in a lateritic clay
    S.G. Gabas & M.E.G. Boscov

    Factors affecting heavy metal leaching from excavated rocks with natural contamination
    T. Inui, T. Katsumi, A. Takai & M. Kamon

    Novel techniques for simulating and monitoring impact of contaminants on geoenvironment
    K.R. Iyer, P. Pathak & D.N. Singh

    Studying the effects of contamination on the geotechnical properties of clayey soil
    M.O. Karkush, A.T. Zaboon & H.M. Hussien

    Batch equilibrium test methodology for estimating the retardation factor (Rd) using a hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) solution
    L.S. Macedo, F.P. Manéo & G. Mondelli

    The resistivity piezocone for high resolution geo-environmental site investigation: A Brazilian example
    M.T. Riyis & H.L. Giacheti

    A case study of contaminant transport and fate at a landfill site in China
    M. Sedighi, H.R. Thomas, H.J. Xie, Y.M. Chen & C. Guan

    Effect of geometrical sand drains on consolidation of soft contaminated marine clays using Oedometer
    M.V. Shah & A.V. Shroff

    Geostatistical analysis of groundwater nitrates distribution in the Plaine d’Alsace
    R.-L. Spacagna, C. de Fouquet & G. Russo

    Degradation extraction and inerting systems for the reclamation of polluted sites

    The use of lime in the stabilization and solidification of lateritic soil contaminated with tannery effluent
    A.O. Eberemu

    Preliminary results on the stabilization of dredged sediments from the Port of Taranto
    A. Federico, A. Murianni, E. Miccoli, C. Vitone, M. Nobile & G. Internò

    Sustainable remediation of contaminated sites
    C.N. Mulligan, S. Dumais & R. Noel-de-Tilly

    Prediction of time to reduce tsunami sediment salinity by rainfall after the Great East Japan Earthquake
    K. Tada, H. Komine & S. Murakami

    Green and sustainable remediation of contaminated Indian Ridge Marsh site in Chicago, USA
    E.N. Yargicoglu & K.R. Reddy

    Active and passive barriers for polluted sites

    Critical aspects related to Fe0 and Fe0/pumice PRB design
    S. Bilardi, P.S. Calabrò & N. Moraci

    Flow numerical modeling for efficiency assessment of vertical barriers in landfills
    E. Koda, P. Osiński & T. Kołanka

    Design, installation and performance of containment system at a petroleum-release site
    A. Sanzeni, M. Morando, E. Crescini & A. Guerini

    Hydraulic barrier performance of soil bentonite mixture cutoff wall
    A. Takai, T. Inui, T. Katsumi, M. Kamon & S. Araki

    Author index