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Encyclopedia of Environmental Control Technology, Volume 9: Geotechnical Applications, Leak Detection and Treatment Options

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Series: Encyclopedia of Environmental Control Technology Volume: 9

Edited By: PN Cheremisinoff

1115 pages, Photos, illus


Hardback | Dec 1995 | #49333 | ISBN: 0872013278
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This volume addresses geotechnical subjects including sub-surface problems; remote and airborne sensing of pollution; leak detection from tanks, oil spills, marine pollution, heavy metals; and treatment options.

The authors are overwhelmingly well-known in their respective fields and speak with the voice of experience. These volumes are recommended as a library reference. (Environment International)


Emerging technologies in ground modification for environmental control. Environmental geotechnology. Geomembranes for use as barrier technology in hazardous waste facilities. Municiple solid waste incinerator fly ash for geotechnical applications. Containment systems for contaminants in the subsurface. Susidence effects of dewatering and depressuring of poorly consolidated sandstone. The perfomance of water curtains surrounding rock caverns used for gas storage. Preservation of the environmental pollution using geosynthetic waste containment systems. Biodegredation potentials of oil-degrading microorganisms. Geo-environmental research using centrifuges. Utility of airborn videography as an oil spill-response monitoring system. Remote sensing of cooling water discharges. Remote sensing of water quality: A case study of Singapore. Leak detection from aboveground storage tanks using acoustic boundary waves. Ultra sound scattering for characterization of marine crude oil spills. Bioassay data for marine pollution using echinoderms. Ocean disposal of dredge spoils and sewage sludge. Escherichia coli in marine environment. Land application of wastewater. Effects of heavy metals on algae. Hazard evaluation of lead using marine protists. Modeling heavy metals in aquatic environment. Environmental consequences of pollution discharges in coastal waters. Solubility of hydrocarbons in water containing salt. Self-cleaning and bioremediation potential of the Arabian gulf. Retreatment techniques for difficult waters. Domestic water purification for developing countries. The need of a QC/QA system in waste landfill projects. Pump-and-treat groundwater technologies: A case study. Comparing groundwater remediation options. Ozone treatment of drinking water. The use of wetlands in wastewater treatment, with an emphasis on temperate climate applications.

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