Principles and Practice of Waste Encapsulation is devoted to the philosophy and practice of the design and construction of encapsulation systems that control waste dispersal. The book describes both existing encapsulation systems and those in the planning stages for disposal facilities ranging from simple dumps to sophisticated mixed waste facilities. It integrates the diverse technologies and scientific disciplines that are involved in the design, construction, and maintenance of a durable encapsulation system. Technical approaches that have been developed in the last decade to provide objective quantification of the long-term (up to 1,000 years) performance of these systems are examined. Case histories are also included. Both ecological and engineering perspectives are presented in this important book for civil and geotechnical engineers, environmental scientists, environmental regulators, and others interested in permanent waste encapsulation.
The Philosophy of Encapsulation and Isolation: Encapsulation: Engineering Perspectives. Perpetual Isolation: Ecological Perspectives. International Practice and National Laws. Encapsulation System Design: Disposal Cell Component Geometry. Covers. Perimeter Encapsulation Systems. Basal Liners and Drains. Ecological System. Encapsulation System Performance Modeling and Assessment: The Modeling and Systems Approach. The Hydrology Model: The Cover. The Hydrological Model: The Wastes. The Hydrological Model: Basal Liners, Drains, and the Foundation. The Geotechnical Model: Deformation.The Geotechnical Model: Erosion. The Geotechnical Model: Stability. The Geotechnical Model: The Drains. The Ecological Model: Vegetation. The Ecological Model: Biointrusion. Monitoring and Maintenance: Monitoring Programs. Hydrological Performance Monitoring. Geotechical Monitoring. Ecological Monitoring. Case Histories: Case History: Andujar. References.