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Practical Design Calculations for Groundwater and Soil Remediation

2nd Edition

By Jeff Kuo

CRC Press

320 pages | 29 B/W Illus.

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Includes Illustrative Applications of Practical Design Calculations

Written in a straightforward style and user-friendly format, Practical Design Calculations for Groundwater and Soil Remediation, Second Edition highlights the essential concepts and important aspects of major design calculations used in soil and groundwater remediation. Drawing from the author’s teaching and consulting experience, this text provides practical information that addresses the current needs of practicing engineers, scientists, and legal experts in the field.

What’s New in This Edition:

This latest edition covers important aspects of major design calculations as well as practical and relevant working information for groundwater and soil remediation. Realistic examples are used liberally to illustrate the applications of the design calculations. Many examples are designed to assist the readers in building the right concepts.

The text begins with an introductory chapter; it then illustrates the engineering calculations needed during site assessment and remedial investigation. It continues with a discussion on plume migration in soil and groundwater. It then covers the mass-balance concept, reaction kinetics, and types, configurations, and sizing of reactors. The author incorporates important design calculations for commonly used in situ and ex situ soil and groundwater remediation technologies, such as soil venting, air sparging, air stripping, bioremediation, and chemical oxidation, and off-gas treatment technologies. He also presents design calculations for capture zone and optimal well spacing.

  • Includes both SI and US customary units, as well as unit conversions
  • Presents examples that directly follow the design equations
  • Provides discussion that assists engineers in building proper concepts

Practical Design Calculations for Groundwater and Soil Remediation, Second Edition also serves as a reference or textbook for students dedicated to the study of site remediation.

Reviews

"This latest edition of Kuo’s book covers important aspects of major design calculations as well as providing practical and relevant working information for groundwater and soil remediation. Realistic examples are used liberally to illustrate the applications of the design calculations… a comprehensive methodological and practical manual, suitable for specialists trained in a variety of technical and educational backgrounds, for the solution of very complicated groundwater and soil remediation requiring a multidisciplinary approach. …provides practical information that addresses the current needs of practising engineers, scientists and legal experts who are employed by industry, consulting companies, law firms and regulatory agencies in the field of soil and groundwater remediation."

Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 2015

Table of Contents

Introduction

Background and Objectives

Organization of the Book

How to Use This Book

Site Assessment and Remedial Investigation

Introduction

Determination of Extent of Contamination

Soil Borings and Groundwater Monitoring Wells

Mass of COCs Present in Different Phases

References

Plume Migration in Aquifer and Soil

Introduction

Groundwater Movement

Groundwater Pumping

Aquifer Tests

Migration Velocity of the Dissolved Plume

COC Transport in the Vadose Zone

References

Mass-Balance Concept and Reactor Design

Introduction

Mass-Balance Concept

Chemical Kinetics

Types of Reactors

Sizing the Reactors

Reactor Configurations

Vadose Zone Soil Remediation

Introduction

Soil Vapor Extraction

Soil Washing/Solvent Extraction/Soil Flushing

Soil Bioremediation

Bioventing

In Situ Chemical Oxidation

Thermal Destruction

Low-Temperature Thermal Desorption

Process

References

Groundwater Remediation

Introduction

Groundwater Extraction

Activated-Carbon Adsorption

Air Stripping

Ex Situ Biological Treatment

In Situ Groundwater Remediation

Air Sparging

Biosparging

Metal Removal by Chemical Precipitation

In Situ Chemical Oxidation

Advanced Oxidation Process

References

VOC-Laden Air Treatment

Introduction

Activated-Carbon Adsorption

Thermal Oxidation

Catalytic Incineration

Internal Combustion Engines

Soil Beds/Biofilters

References

Index

About the Author

Jeff (Jih-Fen) Kuo, PhD, PE worked in the environmental engineering industry for more than ten years before joining the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at California State University, Fullerton in 1995. His industrial experience in environmental engineering includes design and installation of air strippers, activated-carbon adsorbers, soil vapor extraction systems, bioremediation systems, and flare/catalytic incinerators for groundwater and soil remediation. Dr. Kuo earned a BS degree in chemical engineering from National Taiwan University, an MS in chemical engineering from the University of Wyoming, an MS in petroleum engineering, and an MS and a PhD in environmental engineering from the University of Southern California. He is a registered civil, chemical, and mechanical engineer in California.

Subject Categories

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