Foundations of geo-environmental engineering
Paleologos, Evan K.
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Fundamentals of Geoenvironmental Engineering: Understanding Soil, Water, and Pollutant Interaction and Transport examines soil-water-pollutant interaction, including physico-chemical processes that occur when soil is exposed to various contaminants. Soil characteristics relevant to remedial techniques are explored, providing foundations for the correct process selection. Built upon the authors' extensive experience in research and practice, the book updates and expands the content to include current processes and pollutants. The book discusses propagation of soil pollution and soil characteristics relevant to remedial techniques. Practicing geotechnical and environmental engineers can apply the theory and case studies in the book directly to current projects. The book first discusses the stages of economic development and their connections to the sustainability of the environment. Subsequent chapters cover waste and its management, soil systems, soil-water and soil-pollutant interactions, subsurface transport of pollutants, role of groundwater, nano-, micro- and biologic pollutants, soil characteristics that impact pollution diffusion, and potential remediation processes like mechanical, electric, magnetic, hydraulic and dielectric permittivity of soils. Key Features Presents a clear understanding of the propagation of pollutants in soils Identifies the physico-chemical processes in soils Covers emerging pollutants (nano-, micro- and biologic contaminants) Features in-depth coverage of hydraulic, electrical, magnetic and dielectric permittivity characteristics of soils and their impact on remedial technologies Readership Geotechnical Engineers, Civil Engineers, Environmental Engineers both in Academia and Industry. Graduate students Table of Contents 1. Geoenvironmental Engineering in a Global Environment 2. Sources and Characteristics of Waste 3. Management of Wastes: An International Prospective 4. The Soil System 5. Groundwater 6. Soil-Water Interaction 7. Soil and Contaminant Interaction 8. Fate and Effects of Pollutants on the Land Environment 9. Subsurface Contaminant Transport 10. Emerging Pollutants: Fate, Pathways, and Bioavailability 11. Stability and Safety of Engineered Barrier Systems for Waste Containment 12. Radioactive Waste Disposal: Hosting Environment, Engineered Barriers, and Challenges 13. Hydraulic Properties of Soils 14. Electrocal Properties of Soils 15. Magnetic Properties of Soils 16. Dielectric Permittivity and Moisture Content 17. Advances in the Determination of Soil Moisture Content