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Design of Remediation Systems

1st Edition

By Jimmy H. C. Wong, Chin Hong Lim, Greg L. Nolen

CRC Press

288 pages

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Hardback: 9781566702171
pub: 1997-01-28
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While numerous books are available on remediation systems, this is the first work to document and explain in full the design aspects of the subject. Based on sound engineering principles and practical construction considerations, this text explains the entire process of remediation design, from assessment to completion, and provides engineers with the tools they need to conduct a pilot test, apply the results, and design a practical, efficient system.

Design of Remediation Systems first establishes the underlying principles behind each technology, then outlines the standard procedures for designing a system. This comprehensive manual explains feasibility and pilot tests, data evaluation, design considerations and parameters, calculations and equations, and construction aspects of the system. Also featured are discussions of the operation and maintenance of systems, and analysis of current trends, such as combining soil vapor extraction with air sparging. Detailed case study examples are included in each chapter. The book considers petroleum hydrocarbons as the primary contaminant, but the principles and procedures can be applied to a wide range of other contaminants.

This hands-on text/reference presents a complete picture of remediation system design for engineers, students, and scientists. No other single work offers the thorough coverage of this critical aspect of remediation.


"The authors have considerable experience in designing…remediation systems… it can be used advantageously by general readers, by professionals, and by faculty and upper-division undergraduate and graduate students."


Table of Contents


Chemistry of Hydrocarbons


Basic Chemistry of Hydrocarbons and Functional Groups

Classes of Contaminants

Hydrocarbon Products from Petroleum

Laboratory Analyses

Basic Geology and Hydrogeology


Review of Geology and Soil Types

Hydrocarbon Phases in Soils

Review of Hydrogeology

Fundamental Principles of Groundwater Flow

Contaminant Fate and Transport

Design Approach


Typical Design Process

Risk-Based Corrective Action

Design of Soil Vapor Extraction Systems


Soil Vapor Extraction Concept

Air Sparging Concept

Pilot Tests

Design of SVE/AS Systems

Detailed Design

Design Examples

Design of Bioremediation Systems


Microbiology of Remediation

Factors and Conditions Affecting Bioremediation

Feasibility Studies

System Design

Intrinsic Bioremediation

Design Examples

Design of Pump and Treat Systems


Site Characterization and Data Requirements

Aquifer Testing

System Design

Design Example

Summary of Other Remediation Systems


In Situ Methods

Non-In Situ Methods



About the Authors

Wong\, Jimmy H. C.; Lim\, Chin Hong; Nolen\, Greg L.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General