Stabilization and Solidification of Hazardous, Radioactive, and Mixed Wastes: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Stabilization and Solidification of Hazardous, Radioactive, and Mixed Wastes

1st Edition

Edited by Roger D. Spence, Caijun Shi

CRC Press

392 pages | 80 B/W Illus.

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The development of stabilization and solidification techniques in the field of waste treatment reflects the efforts to better protect human health and the environment with modern advances in materials and technology. Stabilization and Solidification of Hazardous, Radioactive, and Mixed Wastes provides comprehensive information including case studies, selection criteria, and regulatory considerations on waste characterization, contaminant transport and leachability, testing methods for stabilized waste forms, and the interactions between contaminants and stabilizing components.

The book describes various systems based on cement technology that are used for stabilization and solidification of wastes. It demonstrates how to design a stabilized waste form, including the use of statistical techniques for generating response surface models for large, complicated applications. It provides guidelines for the selection of bonding materials, such as hydraulic cements, polymers, and hydroceramics, and discusses several additives and sorbents used to enhance immobilization, binder properties, and contaminant stabilization. The book portrays the transport mechanisms of contaminants in treated wastes and how to predict the transport of contaminants with various mathematical models. Following a discussion of waste types, principles, and properties of cemented waste forms, such as microstructure and durability, it outlines the test methods used to evaluate them.

Fusing research, technology, and general practice principles taken from the firsthand experience of scientists, engineers, regulators, and teachers, Stabilization and Solidification of Hazardous, Radioactive, and Mixed Wastes can be used in advanced environmental engineering courses and as a reference for stabilization and solidification engineers, technology vendors and buyers, laboratory technicians, scientists, environmentalists, policymakers, and managers in treatment storage and disposal facilities.


"Spence and Shi have utilized a significant number of well-recognized researchers in the field to produce this very useful and authoritative volume to review and highlight these very useful remediation techniques."

-Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 124, 2005

Table of Contents

Introduction, Roger Spence and Caijun Shi

General Guideline for Waste Forms, Caijun Shi and Roger Spence

Characterization and Classification of Wastes, X. S. Qin and Gordon Huang

Hydraulic Cement Systems for Stabilization/Solidification, Caijun Shi

Organic Polymers for Stabilization/Solidification, Paul Kalb

Other Binders for Stabilization/Solidification, Robert Moore, Arun Wagh, Paul Kalb, Gerald Veazey, Earl McDaniel, Darryl Duane Siemer

Interactions Between Contaminants and Binders, Julia Stegeman

Additives for Enhancement of Stabilization/Solidification, Steve Hoeffner, Jesse Conner, and Roger Spence

Microstructure of Stabilized/Solidified Waste Forms, Amitava Roy and Frank Cartledge

Transport and Leachability of Contaminants in Stabilized/Solidified Waste Forms, Andrew Garrabants and David Kosson

Testing and Performance Criteria for Satbilised/Solidified Waste Forms, ASR Perera, A Al-Tabbaa, JM Reid, J Stegeman, and Caijun Shi

Quality Assurance/Quality Control, Caijun Shi

Case Studies, Jesse Conner, Steve Hoeffner, and Christine Langton

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General