Natural attenuation has become an effective and low-cost alternative to more expensive engineered remediation. This new edition updates the principles and fundamentals of natural attenuation of contaminants with a broader view of the field. It includes new methods for evaluating natural attenuation mechanisms and microbial activity at the lab and field scales. Case studies, actual treatments and protocols, theoretical processes, case studies, numerical models, and legal aspects in the natural attenuation of organic and inorganic contaminants are examined. Challenges and future directions for the implementation of natural attenuation and enhanced remediation techniques are also considered.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Managing Soil Contamination Chapter 2 Nature of Soils Chapter 3 Soil-Water Relations Chapter 4 Natural Attenuation of Heavy Metals Chapter 5 Interactions and Fate of Organic Chemical Contaminants in Soils Chapter 6 Biological Transformation of Contaminants Chapter 7 Field Performance and Assessments Chapter 8 Application of Monitored Natural Attenuation Chapter 9 Monitored Natural Attenuation Enhancements
Raymond Yong (Distinguished Research Professor), was trained both in the United States and Canada. He received his BA in Mathematics/Physics at Washington and Jefferson College, his BSc in Civil Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his MSc in Material Sciences at Purdue University, and his MEng and PhD at McGill University. He has won many awards and prizes in the US and Canada. Amongst these is the KILLAM Prize, Canada's highest and most prestigious Scientific Prize. He has been conferred the title of "Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Quebec" by the government of Quebec, and is a Fellow the Royal Society of Canada [FRS(C)]. Other significant awards include the Canadian Environmental Achievement certificate of Honour, awarded by the Canadian Government (Environment Canada); the LEGGET prize - which is the highest prize awarded by the Canadian Geotechical Society, and the ASTM DUDLEY prize.
Professor Catherine N. Mulligan, Ph.D., holds a Concordia Research Chair in Geoenvironmental Sustainability (Tier I) and is a full professor and associate dean, research and graduate studies, of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. She has more than 25 years of research experience in government, industrial, and academic environments. She has authored over 80 refereed papers in various journals, holds 3 patents, and has supervised to completion more than 40 graduate students. Professor Mulligan serves as the director of the Concordia Institute of Water, Energy and Sustainable Systems, which trains students in sustainable development practices and promotes research into new systems, technologies, and solutions for water, energy, and resource conservation.