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Management of Contaminated Site Problems, Second Edition

2nd Edition

By Kofi Asante-Duah

CRC Press

598 pages | 40 B/W Illus.

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This book outlines the strategies used in the investigation, characterization, management, and restoration and remediation for various contaminated sites. It draws on real-world examples from across the globe to illustrate remediation techniques and discusses their applicability. It provides guidance for the successful corrective action assessment and response programs for any type of contaminated land problem, and at any location. The systematic protocols presented will aid environmental professionals in managing contaminated land and associated problems more efficiently. This new edition adds twelve new chapters, and is fully updated and expanded throughout.

Table of Contents

Part I: A General Overview of Contaminated Site Problems

1. Introduction

2. The Nature of Contaminated Site Problems

3. Legislative-Regulatory Considerations in Contaminated Site Decision-Making

Part II: Contaminated Site Problem Diagnosis

4. The Contaminated Site Characterization Process

5. Planning for Contaminated Site Investigation and Management Activities

6. Field Investigation Techniques for Potentially Contaminated Sites

7. Contaminant Fate and Behavior Assessment

Part III: Contaminated Site Risk Assessment: Concepts, Principles, Techniques, and Methods of Approach

8. Principles, Concepts, and Procedural Elements in Contaminated Site Risk Assessment

9. Technical Approach to Human Health Endangerment Assessment

10. Technical Approach to Ecological Endangerment Assessment

Part IV: Development, Design, and Implementation of Risk-Based Solutions and Restoration Plans for Contaminated Site Problems

11. Risk-Based Restoration Goals and Cleanup Criteria for Contaminated Site Problems

12. General Types of Contaminated Site Restoration Methods and Technologies

13. Contaminated Site Risk Management Stratagems: The Design of Effectual Corrective Action Programs for Contaminated Site Problems

14. Turning "Brownfields" into "Greenfields": Illustrative Paradigms of Risk-Based Solutions to Contaminated Site Problems

Part V: Appendices

About the Author

Dr. Kofi Asante-Duah presently serves as Chief Scientific Advisor to the DC Department of the Environment. In this capacity, he provides technical support/oversight to numerous real-life multi-pathway chemical/toxicological risk assessment projects – comprised of multimedia environmental investigations; human health risk assessments; ecological risk assessments; probabilistic risk assessments; evaluation of potential risks associated with the migration of toxic contaminant vapors into building structures; development of risk

Subject Categories

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