Environmental Investigation and Remediation : 1,4-Dioxane and other Solvent Stabilizers, Second Edition book cover
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Environmental Investigation and Remediation
1,4-Dioxane and other Solvent Stabilizers, Second Edition

ISBN 9781138393967
Published January 15, 2020 by CRC Press
549 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Filled with updated information, equations, tables, figures, and citations, Environmental Investigation and Remediation: 1,4-Dioxane and Other Solvent Stabilizers, Second Edition provides the full range of information on 1,4-dioxane. It offers passive and active remediation strategies and treatment technologies for 1,4-dioxane in groundwater and provides the technical resources to help readers choose the best methods for their particular situation. This new edition includes all new information on remediation costs and reflects the latest research in the field. It includes new practical case studies to illustrate the concepts presented, including 1,4-dioxane occurrence in Long Island and the Cape Fear watershed in North Carolina.


  • Fully updated throughout to reflect the most recent research on 1,4-dioxane
  • Describes the nature and extent of 1,4-dioxane releases, their regulation, and their remediation in a variety of geologic settings
  • Examines 1,4-dioxane analytical chemistry, its many industrial uses, and 1,4-dioxane occurrence as a byproduct in production of many products
  • Provides ample site data for recent and relevant remediation case studies, and a review of the widely varying regulatory landscape for 1,4-dioxane cleanup levels and drinking water limits
  • Discusses the importance of accounting for contaminant archeology in investigating contaminated sites, and leveraging solvent stabilizers in forensic investigations

While written primarily for practicing professionals, such as environmental consultants and attorneys, water utility engineers, and laboratory managers, the book will also appeal to researchers and academics as well. This new edition serves as a highly useful reference on the occurrence, sampling and analysis, and remedial investigation and design for 1,4-dioxane and related contaminants.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Chlorinated Solvents and Solvent Stabilizers

Thomas K.G. Mohr

Chapter 2 1,4-Dioxane Chemistry, Uses, and Occurrence

Thomas K.G. Mohr

Chapter 3 Environmental Fate and Transport of Solvent-Stabilizer Compounds

Thomas K.G. Mohr and James Hatton

Chapter 4 Sampling and Laboratory Analysis for Solvent StabilizersThomas K.G. Mohr and Jeremy Bishop

Chapter 5 Review of the Human Health Toxicology and Ecotoxicology of 1,4-Dioxane

Janet K. Anderson and William B. Kappleman

Chapter 6 Regulation of 1,4-Dioxane

Thomas K.G. Mohr and William H. DiGuiseppi

Chapter 7 Risk Assessment

Barrie Selcoe and William Kappleman

Chapter 8 Treatment Technologies

William H. DiGuiseppi and James W. Hatton

Chapter 9 Case Studies of 1,4-Dioxane Releases, Treatment, and Drinking Water Contamination

Thomas K.G. Mohr and William H. DiGuiseppi

Chapter 10 Forensic Applications for 1,4-Dioxane and Solvent Stabilizers

Thomas K.G. Mohr

Appendix 1: Synopses of Selected Patents from the Art of Solvent Stabilization

Appendix 2: Fate and Transport Properties of Solvent-Stabilizer Compounds

Appendix 3: Compilation of Instrumental Parameters in Literature Studies of 1,4-Dioxane Analyses of Various Media

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Thomas K.G. Mohr is a Litigation Support Consultant/Expert witness for Mohr HydroGeoScience, LLC. Prior, he worked as Senior Hydrogeologist with the Santa Clarita Valley Water District. He also served as the President of the Groundwater Resources Association of California. He has chaired six major symposia for GRA on perchlorate, dry cleaners, and 1,4 dioxane, and has been an invited speaker or session chair at symposia hosted by the International Society of Environmenal Forensics, the National Groundwater Association, Battelle International, the California State Water Resounces Control Board, and USEPA.