2nd Edition

Site Assessment and Remediation Handbook

By Martin N. Sara Copyright 2003
    1160 Pages 600 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Completely revised and updated, the Second Edition of Site Assessment and Remediation Handbook provides coverage of new procedures and technologies for an expanded range of site investigations. With over 700 figures, tables, and flow charts, the handbook is a comprehensive resource for engineers, geologists, and hydrologists conducting site investigation, and a one-stop, technical reference for environmental attorneys.

    Introduction to Site Assessments
    Introduction to Site Assessments
    Historic Background to Site Assessments
    Introduction to Intrinsic Remediation
    Innovative Characterization Tools

    Phase I Investigations
    Introduction to Phase I Studies
    Site Reconnaissance
    Preliminary Conceptual Mode
    Phase I General Site Assessment Report
    Greenfield Siting
    Monitoring System Evaluations
    Environmental Audits and Property Acquisition Reviews
    Assessment Monitoring Phase I Programs

    Phase II Investigations
    Phase II Components
    Topographic Map
    Geologic Mapping
    Geophysical Technique
    Surrounding Land Use, Water Use, and Water Quality
    Field Ecology Surveys
    Historical and Archaeological
    Methods and Tools of Holocene Fault Investigations
    Additional Field Surveys

    Subsurface Field Investigations
    Boring Plan
    Subsurface Methods
    Test Hole Sampling
    Determination of the Subsurface Profile
    Logging Data From Boreholes
    Logging Rock Core for Rod
    Borehole Geophysical Logs
    Field In Situ Tests for Physical Parameters
    Direct Push Cone Penetration Testing
    Water Level Measurement
    Decommissioning of Boreholes, Piezometers, and Wells

    Environmental Testing
    Measuring Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity
    Methods for Measuring
    Borehole Tests of Field Hydraulic Conductivity
    Field Procedures
    Laboratory Analyses

    Fractured Rock Investigations
    Phase I Assessment - Fractured Rock
    Phase II Assessment - Fractured Rock
    Geologic Mapping
    Surface Geophysics
    Boring Plan
    Drilling and Logging Core Holes
    Down-the-Hole Geophysics
    Investigation of Borehole Condition and Geometry
    Stereographic Projection in Site Assessments
    Well Testing Methods
    Multilevel Head Measurements
    Laboratory Tests
    Geology/Hydrgeologic Conceptual Model
    Location and Installment of Monitoring Wells

    Data Analysis and Interpretation
    Characterization of Lithology
    Aquifer Characteristics
    Characteristics of Ground-Water Flow
    Hydrogeologic Properties
    Aquifer Tests

    The Conceptual Models
    Introduction to Conceptual Models
    Regional and Site Geology
    Characteristics of the Saturated Zone
    Conceptual Geologic Models
    Examples of Geologic Conceptual Models
    The Flow Net
    Flow Net/Conceptual Model
    Correlation of Flow Nets and Geologic Structures

    Monitoring Design
    Introduction tp Monitoring Design
    Regulatory Concepts in Facility Monitoring
    Data Analysis Required for Design
    Select Target Monitoring Zones
    Locate Background and Down Gradient Wells
    Separation of Adjacent Monitoring Programs
    Density Control
    Fundamental Monitoring Concepts of the Vadose Zone
    Example Monitoring Design
    Suti Problem on Design of Ground-water Monitoring Systems

    Assessment Monitoring Design
    RCRA Assessment Monitoring Programs
    CERCLA Regulations
    State Regulations and Assessment Monitoring
    Assessment Monitoring Techniques
    System Design and Operation
    Soil Sampling and Analysis Design
    Estimation of Sorption Properties of Soils
    Soil-Gas Surveys
    Ground-Water Remediation
    Risk Assessment for Remedial Projects

    Water Quality Data
    Introduction to Water Quality Data
    Baseline Water Quality
    Analytic Services Laboratories
    MDLs, PQLs, IDLs, EMLRLs
    Monitoring Site Water Quality
    Comparisons of Water Quality
    Statistical Treatment of Water Quality Data
    Verification of Exceedance
    Editing and Managing Data
    The Statistics of Remediation

    Reporting of Data
    Meet with the Consultant
    Proposal Content
    Quality Assurance for Site Assessment Investigations
    Professional Liability Control

    Monitored Natural Attenuation
    Introduction to MNA
    MNA Methods or Decontamination and Control
    Reasonable Time Frame
    MNA Methods


    Martin N. Sara