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Environmental Soil Properties and Behaviour

1st Edition

By Raymond N. Yong, Masashi Nakano, Roland Pusch

CRC Press

455 pages

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From bridges and tunnels to nuclear waste repositories, structures require that soils maintain their design engineering properties if the structures are to reach their projected life spans. The same is true for earth dams, levees, buffers, barriers for landfills, and other structures that use soils as engineered materials. Yet soil, a natural resou

Table of Contents

Origin and Function of Soils. Nature of Soils. Soil-Water Systems. Swelling Clays. Stressors, Impacts, and Soil Functionality. Mechanical Properties. Thermal and Hydraulic Properties. Sorption Properties and Mechanisms. Mobility and Attenuation of Contaminants. Environmental Soil Behaviour.

About the Authors

Dr. Raymond N. Yong is the William Scott Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at McGill University, Canada, and emeritus professor at the University of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom. He is a fellow of the Royal Society (Canada), and a Chevalier de l'Orde National du Quebec. He is currently engaged in research on issues in geoenvironmental sustainability.

Dr. Masashi Nakano is the emeritus professor of soil physics and soil hydrogeology at the University of Tokyo, and director of the RISST (Research Institute of Soil Science and Technology), Japan. He was recently a member of the Science Council of Japan, and is now working on such issues in soil/clay science as adsorption/transport of chemicals on soils and mineral corrosion by microorganisms.

Dr. Roland Pusch is emeritus professor at Lund University, Sweden, and is presently guest professor at Lulea Technical University, Sweden, and honorary professor at East China Technological Institute. He is currently the scientific head and managing director of Drawrite AB, Sweden, and is working on issues of long-term stability of clay buffers in HLW repositories and on design and performance of hazardous landfills.

Subject Categories

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