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Over the long history of former manufactured gas plants (FMGPs) and other coal-tar-producing sites, there were an enormous variety of fuel stocks used as well as many processing and disposal methods, each leading to unique waste and site circumstances.
Remediation of Former Manufactured Gas Plants and Other Coal-tar Sites supplies the historical information needed to understand and accurately predict the transport and fate of contaminants at these sites. Understanding the processes and history of a particular site is absolutely critical to performing site and waste characterization and ultimately to successful remediation.
The second part of Remediation of Former Manufactured Gas Plants and Other Coal-tar Sites covers characterization, selection of remedy, remedial design and construction, and regulatory and legal process.
History of Manufactured Gas and Coal-Tar Activities
Gas Manufacturing Processes (I): Coal Gas and Carbureted Water Gas (Lowe)
Gas Manufacturing (II) Secondary Processes: Gas-Manufacturing Processes Other Than Coal Gas and Carbureted Water Gas
Third-Level Gas-Related Processes
Gasworks Components (I): Generation through Clarification (or Pre-Purification)
Gasworks Components (II): Purification and Storage
Historic Sources, Mechanisms, and Choices Responsible for Coal-Tar Site Contamination
Historic Technical Literature of Manufactured Gas
Site and Waste Characterization for Coal-Tar Contamination
Selection and Construction of Remedy: A Commendation to the "RPM"
FMGP Regulatory and Legal Considerations for Remedial Engineers and Scientists
Allen W. Hatheway is a registered professional geologist and engineer in several states and has practiced for 50 years, half of it with prominent geotechnical and geo-environmental consulting firms. He received his baccalaureate at UCLA and graduate degrees from the School of Mines of the University of Arizona. He has held adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Southern California (Civil Engineering), Boston University (Geology), and taught Geological Engineering for nearly 20 years at the University of Missouri. His specialties are site and waste characterization and remedial engineering for environmental litigation, mitigation of geologic constraints, and for hazardous waste cleanup, particularly of former manufactured gas plants. In 1973, the American Society of Civil Engineers named him California's Outstanding Young Civil Engineer. He is a Fellow of ASCE, GSA, the Geological Society (London) and an Honorary Member of AEG.