1st Edition

Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management 3. Site Assessment and Monitoring Tools

Edited By Katalin Gruiz, Tamas Meggyes, Eva Fenyvesi Copyright 2016
    462 Pages
    by CRC Press

    462 Pages
    by CRC Press

    This is the third volume of the five-volume book series “Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management”. The book series deals with the following topics:

    • Environmental deterioration and pollution, management of environmental problems
    • Environmental toxicology – a tool for managing chemical substances and contaminated environment
    • Assessment and monitoring tools, risk assessment
    • Risk reduction measures and technologies
    • Case studies for demonstration of the application of engineering tools

    The authors aim to describe interactions and options in risk management by providing a broad scientific overview of the environment, its human uses and the associated local, regional and global environmental problems; interpreting the holistic approach used in solving environmental protection issues; striking a balance between nature’s needs and engineering capabilities; understanding interactions between regulation, management and engineering; obtaining information about novel technologies and innovative engineering tools.
    This third volume provides an overview on the basic principles, concepts, practices and tools of environmental monitoring and contaminated site assessment. The volume focuses on those engineering tools that enable integrated site assessment and decision making and ensure an efficient control of the environment. Some topics supporting sustainable land use and efficient environmental management are listed below:

    • Efficient management and regulation of contaminated land and the environment;
    • Early warning and environmental monitoring;
    • Assessment of contaminated land: the best practices;
    • Environmental sampling;
    • Risk characterization and contaminated matrix assessment;
    • Integrated application of physical, chemical, biological, ecological and (eco) toxicological characterization methods;
    • Direct toxicity assessment (DTA) and decision making;
    • Online analyzers, electrodes and biosensors for assessment and monitoring of waters.;
    • In situ and real-time measurement tools for soil and contaminated sites;
    • Rapid on-site methods and contaminant and toxicity assessment kits;
    • Engineering tools from omics technologies, microsensors to heavy machinery;
    • Dynamic characterization of subsurface soil and groundwater using membrane interface probes, optical and X-ray fl uorescence and ELCAD wastewater characterization;
    • Geochemical modeling: methods and applications;
    • Environmental assessment using cyclodextrins.

    This book series focuses on the state of knowledge about the environment and its conscious and structured application in environmental engineering, management and decision making.

    Integrated and efficient characteriaation of contaminated sites
    Monitoring and early warning in environmental management
    In situ and real-time measurements in water monitoring
    In situ and real-time measurements for effective soil and contaminated site management
    Dynamic site characterization for brownfield risk management
    Environmental geochemistry modeling: Methods and applications
    Potential of cyclodextrins in risk assessment and monitoring of organic contaminants


    Katalin Gruiz is Associate Professor at Budapest University of Technlogy, Budapest, Hungary.
    She graduated in chemical engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 1975, received her doctorate in bioengineering and her Ph.D. in environmental engineering. Her main fields of activities are: teaching, consulting, research and development of engineering tools for risk-based environmental management, development and use of innovative technologies such as special environmental toxicity assays, integrated monitoring methods, biological and ecological remediation technologies for soils and waters, both for regulatory and engineering purposes. Prof. Gruiz has published 35 papers, 25 book chapters, more than hundred conference papers, edited 6 books and a special journal edition. She has coordinated a number of Hungarian research projects and participated in European ones. Gruiz is a member of the REACH Risk Assessment Committee of the European Chemicals Agency. She is a full time associate professor at Budapest University of Technology and Economics and heads the research group of Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology.

    Tamás Meggyes is Research Coordinator in Berlin, Germany.
    He is specialising in research and book projects in environmental engineering. His work focuses on fluid mechanics, hydraulic transport of solids, jet devices, landfill engineering, groundwater remediation, tailings facilities and risk-based environmental management. He contributed to and organised several international conferences and national and European integrated research projects in Hungary, Germany, United Kingdom and USA. Tamás Meggyes was Europe editor of the Land Contamination and Reclamation journal in the UK and a reviewer of several environmental journals. He was invited by the EU as an expert evaluator to assess research applications and by Samarco Mining Company, Brazil, as a tailings management expert. In 2007, he was named Visiting Professor of Built Environment Sustainability at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. He has published 130 papers including eleven books and holds a doctor’s title in fluid mechanics and a Ph.D. degree in landfill engineering from Miskolc University, Hungary.

    Éva Fenyvesi is senior scientist and founding member of CycloLab Cyclodextrin Research and Development Ltd, Budapest, Hungary.
    She graduated as a chemist and received her PhD in chemical technology at Eotvos University of Natural Sciences, Budapest. She is experienced in the preparation and application of cyclodextrin polymers, in environmental application of cyclodextrins and in gas chromatography. She participated in several national and international research projects, in the development of various environmental technologies applying cyclodextrins. She is author or co-author of over 50 scientific papers, 3 chapters in monographs, over 50 conference presentations and 14 patents. She is an editor of the Cyclodextrin News, the monthly periodical on cyclodextrins.