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Handbook of Vadose Zone Characterization & Monitoring

1st Edition

By L. Gray Wilson, Lorne G. Everett, Stephen J. Cullen

CRC Press

752 pages

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This book is written in a simple, straightforward manner without complicated mathematical derivatives. Compiled by experienced practitioners, this guide covers topics such as basic principles of vadose zone hydrology and prevalent monitoring techniques. Case studies present actual field experiences for the benefit of the reader. The Handbook provides practitioners with the information they need to fully understand the principles, advantages, and limitations of the monitoring techniques that are available.

The Handbook of Vadose Zone Characterization & Monitoring expands and consolidates the useful and succint information contained in various ASTM documents, EPA manuals, and other similar texts on the subject, making it an invaluable aid to new practioners and a useful reference for seasoned veterans in the field.

Table of Contents

Philosophical and Regulatory Considerations

Is Our Ground-Water Monitoring Strategy Illogical? Stephen J. Cullen, John H. Kramer, Lorne G. Everett, and Lawrence A. Eccles

EPA's Approach to Vadose Zone Monitoring at RCRA Facilities, Neal D. Durant and Vernon B. Myers

Vadose Zone Hydrogeology in the United States

Vadose Zone Hydrogeology in the United States, Stanley N. Davis

Basic Vadose Zone Hydrological Processes: Transport and Storage of Water and Solutes

Water and Solute Transport and Storage, Peter J. Wierenga

Preferential Flow in Structured and Sandy Soils: Consequences for Modeling and Monitoring, Tammo S. Steenhuis, J.-Yves Parlange, and Sunnie A. Aburime

Basic Contaminant Fate and Transport Processes in the Vadose Zone

Basic Contaminant Fate and Transport Processes in the Vadose Zone - Inorganics, Donald D. Runnells

Sorption and Transport of Organic Chemicals, Mark L. Brusseau

Biotransformation of Organic Compounds, R.M. Miller

Fate and Transport of Microorganisms in the Vadose Zone, David K. Powelson and Charles P. Gerba

Preliminary Monitoring-Related Activities

Understanding the Geologic Framework of the Vadose Zone and Its Effect on Storage and Transmission of Fluids, John H. Kramer and Barry Keller

Estimating the Storage Capacity of the Vadose Zone, Stephen J. Cullen and Lorne G. Everett

Estimating the Ability of the Vadose Zone to Transmit Liquids, Herman Bouwer

Tension Infiltrometers for the Measurement of Vadose Zone Hydraulic Properties, A.A. Hussen and A.W. Warrick

Estimating the Transport and Fate of Contaminants in the Vadose Zone Based on Physical and Chemical Properties of the Vadose Zone and Chemicals of Interest, Mark L. Brasseau and L.G. Wilson

Laboratory Studies on Air Permeability, David S. Springer, Stephen J. Cullen, and Lorne G. Everett

Modeling

Modeling Contaminant Transport in the Vadose Zone: Perspective on State of the Art, Graham E. Fogg, D.R. Nielsen, and D. Shibberu

Review of Vadose Zone Flow and Transport Models, John H. Kramer and Stephen J. Cullen

Indirect Methods for Detecting Contaminant Movement

Vadose Zone Monitoring with the Neutron Moisture Probe, John H. Kramer, Stephen J. Cullen, and Lorne G. Everett

Discussion of "Vadose Zone Monitoring with the Neutron Moisture Probe," Michael A. Williams

Tensiometry, T.-C. Jim Yeh and Amado Guzman-Guzman

Energy-Related Methods: Psychrometers, Todd C. Rasmussen and Shirlee C. Rhodes

Electric and Dielectric Methods for Monitoring Soil-Water Content, Ian White and S.J. Zegelin

Applying Electrical Resistance Blocks for Unsaturated Zone Monitoring at Arid Sites, Joseph P. Hayes and David C. Tight

Direct Methods for Sampling Chemical and Microbial Pollutants in Unsaturated Regions of the Vadose Zone

A Compendium of Soil Samplers for the Vadose Zone, D.W. Dorrance, L.G. Wilson, L.G. Everett, and S.J. Cullen

Soil Sampling for Volatile Organic Compounds, Timothy E. Lewis and L.G. Wilson

In Situ Pore-Liquid Sampling in the Vadose Zone, L.G. Wilson, D.W. Dorrance, W.R. Bond, L.G. Everett, and S.J. Cullen

Case Studies of Vadose Zone Monitoring and Sampling Using Porous Suction Cup Samplers, William R. Bond

Special Problems in Sampling Fractured Consolidated Media, Daniel D. Evans and Todd C. Rasmussen

Soil Gas Sampling, William L. Ullom

Case Studies of Soil Gas Sampling, Kirk A. Thomson

Direct Methods for Sampling Chemical and Microbial Pollutants in Saturated Regions of the Vadose Zone

In Situ Pore-Liquid Sampling in Saturated Regions of the Vadose Zone, L.G. Wilson and D.W. Dorrance

Sampling from Macropores with Free-Drainage Samplers, L.G. Wilson and D.W. Dorrance

Long-Term Use of Glass Brick Lysimeters and Ceramic Porous Cups to Monitor Soil-Pore Water Quality in a Nonhazardous Waste Land Treatment, Case Study, Janick F. Artiola and Wayne Crawley

Field Evaluation of Wick and Gravity Pan Samplers, Tammo S. Steenhuis, Jan Boll, Eric Jolles, and John S. Selker

Monitoring Perched Ground Water in Arid Lands, K.D. Schmidt

Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies for Detecting and Measuring Contaminants in the Vadose Zone, Eric N. Koglin, Edward J. Poziomek, and Mark L. Kram

Glossary of Acronyms

Chapter References

List of Contributors

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TEC010030
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply