1st Edition

Survey of Chemical Spill Countermeasures

ISBN 9781566703130
Published December 29, 1997 by CRC Press
408 Pages

USD $180.00

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Book Description

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.

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

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"…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