The Reuse and Recycling of Contaminated Soil: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Reuse and Recycling of Contaminated Soil

1st Edition

By Stephen M. Testa

CRC Press

288 pages

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Hardback: 9781566701884
pub: 1997-06-18
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This book presents a new way of viewing contaminated soil-as a resource that in many instances can be recovered. The Reuse and Recycling of Contaminated Soils addresses the waste problem associated with contaminated soil and considers alternatives that are environmentally sound, cost-effective, and time efficient. It provides thorough coverage of practical issues associated with reuse and recycling including:


"…The book is well written and uses case studies to illustrate treatment technologies and reuse possibilities. As someone who teaches in the general area of soil contamination and remediation, I find this text to be an excellent resource and would not hesitate to use it…"

-Journal of Environmental Quality

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Soil Problem. Remediation vs. Reuse and Recycling. The Concept of Resource Recovery.

Regulatory Aspects: Introduction. Generator Responsibility. Waste Characterization. Regulatory Framework. Declassification. Exemptions. Transportation Considerations.

Soil Reuse and Recycling Technologies: Introduction. Reuse and Recycling Technologies. Reclaim Technologies.

Field Considerations: Introduction. Sampling Strategies. Particle Size Distribution. Selective Excavation. Volatile Organic Compound Mitigation.

Laboratory Considerations: Introduction. Hazardous Waste Types. Hazardous Waste Characterization. Acceptance Criteria. Leachability. Leachability Tests.

Engineering Considerations: Introduction. Engineering Tests for Preprocessed Soil. Engineering Tests for Processed Asphalt. Mix Designs. Pilot Testing.

Chemical Aspects of Bitumens and Asphalt: Introduction. Types of Bitumens. Asphalt-Aggregate Chemistry. Asphalt Aggregate Stability. Contaminant Mobility in Asphalt. Contaminant Leachability from Asphalt. Durability. Aging. Biological Resistance. Permeability. Leachability. Discussion.

Asphaltic Emulsions: Introduction. Emulsion Chemistry. Emulsion Production. Emulsion Specifications. Breaking and Curing. Emulsified Asphalt Tests. Emulsion Selections.

Chemical Aspects of Cementitous Products: Introduction. Types of Cement. Physical Properties. Chemical Properties. Leachability. Degradation. Biological Resistance.

Types of Contaminants for Reuse and Recycling: Introduction. Organic-Contaminated Soil. Inorganic-Contaminated Soil. Fly Ash. Low Radioactive Waste (LLW) and Intermediate Radioactive Waste (ILW).

Asphalt Utilization and Application: Introduction. Utilization. Application. Quality Control and Assurance.

Selected CMA Case Histories: Introduction. Petroleum Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Soil from Municipality Maintenance Facility (UST). Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Soil from Former Gas Manufacturing Site (PNAS). Lead-Mine Scale from Former Geothermal Plant. Lead- and Zinc-Contaminated Soil from a Brake-Shoes Manufacturing Plant. Lead- and Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Soil from Auto Wrecking Site. Cost Considerations.

Appendices: Acronyms. Glossary of Regulatory and Technical Terms. Conversion Factors: U.S. Customary to Metric Units.


Subject Categories

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