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 Editionalso serves as a reference or textbook for students dedicated to the study of site remediation.
Table of Contents
Background and Objectives
Organization of the Book
How to Use This Book
Site Assessment and Remedial Investigation
Determination of Extent of Contamination
Soil Borings and Groundwater Monitoring Wells
Mass of COCs Present in Different Phases
Plume Migration in Aquifer and Soil
Migration Velocity of the Dissolved Plume
COC Transport in the Vadose Zone
Mass-Balance Concept and Reactor Design
Types of Reactors
Sizing the Reactors
Vadose Zone Soil Remediation
Soil Vapor Extraction
Soil Washing/Solvent Extraction/Soil Flushing
In Situ Chemical Oxidation
Low-Temperature Thermal Desorption
Ex Situ Biological Treatment
In Situ Groundwater Remediation
Metal Removal by Chemical Precipitation
In Situ Chemical Oxidation
Advanced Oxidation Process
VOC-Laden Air Treatment
Internal Combustion Engines
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.
"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