Practical Handbook of Soil, Vadose Zone, and Ground-Water Contamination: Assessment, Prevention, and Remediation, Second Edition, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Practical Handbook of Soil, Vadose Zone, and Ground-Water Contamination

Assessment, Prevention, and Remediation, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By J. Russell Boulding, Jon S. Ginn

CRC Press

728 pages | 153 B/W Illus.

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A synthesis of years of interdisciplinary research and practice, the second edition of this bestseller continues to serve as a primary resource for information on the assessment, remediation, and control of contamination on and below the ground surface.

Practical Handbook of Soil, Vadose Zone, and Ground-Water Contamination: Assessment, Prevention, and Remediation, Second Edition includes important new developments in site characterization and soil and ground water remediation that have appeared since 1995. Presented in an easy-to-read style, this book serves as a comprehensive guide for conducting complex site investigations and identifying methods for effective soil and ground water cleanup.

Remediation engineers, ground water and soil scientists, regulatory personnel, researchers, and field investigators can access the latest data and summary tables to illustrate key advantages and disadvantages of various remediation methods.

Reviews

"…highly authoritative in the main, addressing prevention and remediation of contamination. … a generally well written, practical handbook for all those needing a reasonable understanding of environmental contamination assessment and remediation."

- Journal of Environmental Quality, Vol. 33, No. 4, July/Aug 2004

Table of Contents

PART I: BASIC CONCEPTS

GEOLOGY, SOILS, AND GEOMORPHOLOGY

Geologic Materials

Geologic Processes

Stratigraphy and Structure

Basic Soil Concepts

Geomorphology and Ground Water

Geologic Settings of Ground Water Occurrence and Quality

Guide to Major References

GROUND WATER AND VADOSE ZONE HYDROLOGY

Ground Water in the Hydrologic Cycle

Ground Water-Atmospheric Relationships

Ground Water-Surface Water Relationships

Water in the Vadose Zone

Water in the Saturated Zone (1): Fundamental Concepts

Water in the Saturated Zone (2): Water Storage and Flow

Guide to Major References

SOIL AND GROUND WATER GEOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY

Key Characteristics of Chemical Systems

Subsurface Distribution Processes

Subsurface Transformation Processes

Subsurface Environmental Parameters

Microbial Ecology of the Subsurface

Guide to Major References

SOURCES AND BEHAVIOR OF SUBSURFACE CONTAMINANTS

Definitions of Contamination

Extent and Sources of Subsurface Contamination

General Mechanisms of Ground?Water Contamination

Contaminant Transport Processes

Contaminant Retardation

Phase Partitioning to Assess Presence of DNAPLs in the Subsurface

Contaminant Plume Behavior

Guide to Major References

PART II: ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING

PLANNING FIELD INVESTIGATIONS

Overview of Investigation Planning Process

Existing Information Sources

Developing a Sampling and Monitoring Plan

Data Measurement and Reliability

Analytical and QA/QC Concepts

Statistical Techniques

Guide to Major References

GEOPHYSICAL AND REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES

Overview of Remote Sensing and Geophysical Techniques

Airborne Remote Sensing

Surface Geophysical Methods

Borehole Geophysics

CPT and Other Direct Push Sensing Methods

Selection of Geophysical Methods

Guide to Major References

CHARACTERIZATION OF VADOSE ZONE AND GROUND WATER HYDROLOGY

Measurement of Vadose Zone Hydrologic Parameters

Preparation and Use of Potentiometric Maps

Field and Laboratory Measurement of Aquifer Parameters

Estimation of Subsurface Hydrologic Parameters

Special Considerations in Hydrogeologic Mapping

Guide to Major References

SOIL AND GROUND-WATER TRACERS

Types and Uses of Tracer Tests

Tracer Selection

Types of Tracers

Tracer Tests in Karst and Fractured Rock

Tracer Tests in Porous Media

Guide to Major Reference

FIELD SAMPLING AND MONITORING OF CONTAMINANTS

Types of Monitoring Installations

Drilling Methods for Sampling and Well Installation

Conventional Monitoring Well Installations

Sampling Subsurface Solids and the Vadose Zone

Sampling Ground Water

Field Screening and Analytical Methods

Guide to Major References

USE OF MODELS AND COMPUTERS IN CONTAMINANT INVESTIGATIONS

Uses of Models and Computers

Mathematical Approaches to Modeling

Classification of Ground Water Computer Codes

General Code Selection Considerations

Other Geoenvironmental Computer Applications

Guide to Major Information Sources

PART III: PREVENTION AND REMEDIATION

PREVENTION AND MINIMIZATION OF CONTAMINATION

General Approaches

Delineation of Wellhead Protection Areas

Identification of Potential Contaminant Sources

Assessing The Risk From Potential Contaminants

Wellhead Protection Area Management

Guide to Major References

REMEDIATION PLANNING

Conceptual Approach to Soil and Ground Water Remediation

Methodology

Selection of Treatment Methods

Measurement and Interpretation of Treatment Effectiveness

Guide to Major References

REMEDIATION OF CONTAMINATED SOILS

General Approaches to Soil Remediation

Soil Vacuum Extraction (SVE)

Bioremediation

Other Treatment Approaches

Prepared Bed Reactors

Guide to Major References

REMEDIATION OF CONTAMINATED GROUND WATER

Overview

Source Control

Containment: Ground Water Barriers and Flow Control

Ground Water Collection

Ground Water Pump-and-Treat Methods

In Situ Treatment

Guide to Major References

Appendices

A Summary of Information on Major Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring Techniques

Index to ASTM Field and Laboratory Methods Possibly Pertinent to Environmental Site Characterization

Tables and Figures for Estimation of Aquifer Parameters

Worksheets and Checklists for Ground-Water and Wellhead Protection

Aquifer Properties and Contaminant Fate and Transport Problems and Solutions

Master List of Figures and Tables with Credits

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TEC010030
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply