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2nd Edition

Environmental Hydrogeology

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ISBN 9781420054859
Published October 21, 2008 by CRC Press
375 Pages 158 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Headlines continue to blare news of climate change, tangential catastrophic events, and dwindling energy resources. Written by respected practitioners, and geared to practitioners and students, Environmental Hydrogeology, Second Edition explores the role that hydrogeology can play in solving challenging environmental problems.

New in the Second Edition:

  • Coverage of groundwater recharging
  • Exploration of geology of sink hole prone areas
  • A case study of how salt-water springs were drawn down to manageable levels in the Red River

Comprehensive Coverage from Trusted Experts

The authors provide a complete introduction to the fast-growing and evolving field of environmental hydrogeology and its future. The second edition includes completely updated material and select new case studies. Matching the caliber of coverage found in the previous edition, the authors explore topics such as the geological aspects of disposal sites, surface water hydrogeology, groundwater hydrology and wells, environmental impacts and the hydrological system, and more. They also include types, sources, and properties of waste products, and propose waste management programs for groundwater protection.

Explore Applications and Solutions

Looming threats such as climate change, water pollution, acid rain, and air pollution extend beyond national boundaries and span the gaps between continents. An in-depth understanding of hydrogeology will be necessary to resolve these problems. Focusing on science rather than the regulations of any particular jurisdiction, the authors explore a variety of solutions and practical applications to issues such as groundwater recharging and protection.

Table of Contents

Geological Aspects for Assessment, Clean-up, and Siting of Waste Disposal Sites
Geological Aspects
Data Acquisition of Rock and Formation Fluid Testing
Summary Site Selection
Hydrologic Cycles
Main Components of Hydrology
Watershed Hydrology
Environmental Impacts Related to Hydrogeological Systems
Natural and Manmade Disasters
Land Subsidence
Causes of Subsidence
Damage Cost and Legal Aspects of Land Subsidence
Kinds of Waste and Physiography of Waste Disposal Sites
Kinds and Sources of Wastes
Types of Waste
Gaseous Wastes
Hazardous Wastes
Physiography of Waste Sites
Environmental Concerns on Hydrogeological Systems
Environmental Impacts on Water Resource Systems
Climatic Changes and Their Effect on the Water Resources
Surface Water Pollution
Ground-water Pollution
Ground-water Monitoring
Waste Management for Ground-Water Protection
Primary Concept
Alternative of Waste Disposal
Disposal and Control
Ground-water Protection
Risk and Legal Aspects of Waste Disposal Sites
Components of the Risk Assessment Process
Hydrogeological Systems and Monitoring
Hydrogeologic and Environmental Considerations for Design and Construction in Karst Terrain/Sinkhole Prone Areas
Investigation – Design Considerations
Design and Construction Considerations
Ground-Water Modeling
Electric Simulation Model
Hele Shaw Model
Resistance Network Model
Simulation Technique
Resistor — Capacitor Network Model --Resistor instead of Regester
Analog Computers
Digital Computer
Finite-Element Method
Ground-water Quality Models
Difficulties and Short Comings
Case Studies
The Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System in Egypt
Siting A Secure Hazardous Waste Landfill in a Limestone Terrane
Catastrophic Subsidence:  An Environmental Hazard, Shelby County, Alabama Environmental Hydrogeology of Figeh Spring, Damascus, Syria
Collection and Disposal of Naturally Occurring Chloride Contaminated Ground-water to Improve Water Quality in the Red River Basin
Ground-water Recharge & Its Environmental Impact with Case Studies

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