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Survey of Chemical Spill Countermeasures

1st Edition

By Minister of the Envi

CRC Press

408 pages

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Hardback: 9781566703130
pub: 1997-12-29
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Until now, information regarding chemical spill clean-up was available only through manufacturer's literature from an individual firm, or scattered in the traditional textbooks on remediation engineering and hazardous waste management. Survey of Chemical Spill Countermeasures provides a one-stop source of information on how to clean up spill sites in safe, acceptable ways. Because of the ever-growing need to maintain constant vigilance over hazardous chemicals and potential leaks and spills, this reference will become an important source for the practicing environmental engineer and field technician.

Survey of Chemical Spill Countermeasures provides operators with useful information on how to clean up sites, including controlling leakage, containment of spills on land and water, and ways to safely transfer and store the contaminants. Additionally, the book includes up-to-date information on containment and treatment technologies, from dredging and vacuuming, to solid and vapor treatment systems.


"…excellent diagrams illustrate each of these items…is a useful single-source reference on the equipment and methods for cleaning up chemical spills."

-Gerald M. Friedman,Northeastern Geology & Environmental Sciences

Table of Contents


Leak Mitigation

Containment on Land

Containment on Water

Containment In/Under Water

Vapour Control


Removal from Land

Removal from Surface Water

Removal from Groundwater

Removal from Subsurface Soils

Removal - Sorbents

Vacuum Systems


Temporary Storage

Flexible Containers

Rigid Wall Containers



Transfer of Liquids

Transfer of Gases

Transfer Hoses


Spill Treating Agents

Liquid-Solid Separation Systems

Fundamental Wastewater Treatment Processes

Aqueous Treatment Systems

Vapour Treatment Systems

Solids Treatment Systems


Subject Categories

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