Paul T. Kostecki, Associate Director, Northeast Regional Environment Public Health Center, School Of Public Health, University Of Massachusetts At Amherst, Received His Ph.D. From The School Of Natural Resources At The University Of Michigan In 1 980. He Has Been Involved With Human And Ecological Risk Assessment And Risk Management Research For The Last 12 Years. Dr. Kostecki Has Co-Authored And Co-Edited Over 50 Articles And 16 Books On Environmental Assessment And Cleanup Including: Remedial Technologies For Leaking Underground Storage Tanks, Soils Contaminated By Petroleum Products; Petroleum Contaminated Soils, Vols. 1 To 3: Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils And Groundwater, Vols. 1 To 4; Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils, Vols. 1 To 5; Principles And Practices For Diesel Contaminated Soils, Vols. 1 To 5; Sesoil In Environmental Fate And Risk Modeling, Contaminated Soils, Vol. 1 And Risk Assessment And Environmental Fate Methodologies.Dr. Kostecki Also Serves As Associate Editor For The Journal Of Soil Contamination, Chairman Of The Scientific Advisory Board For Soil And Groundwater Cleanup Magazine As Well As An Editorial Board Member For The Journal Of Human And Ecological Risk Assessment.In A Addition. Dr. Kostecki Serves As Executive Director For The Association For The Environmental Health Of Soils (Aehs) And Was The Scientific Advisor For The Workshop On Assessment And Remediation Of Oil Contaminated Soils Held In Kuwait 18-22 March 1995.Dr. Manaf Behbehani Obtained His B.S. In Biology From The University Of Akron, Usa (1969) And M.S. In Zoology From The Same University (1972). He Continued His Graduate Studies At The University Of New Hampshire Receiving Ph.D. In Marine Ecology And Invertebrates In 1978. Since Then, He Has Been Teaching Ecology And Marine Biology Courses At The Faculty Of Science, Kuwait University. From 1 982-1987, He Held The Post Of Marine Scientist At The Regional Organisation For The Protection Of The Marine Environment (Ropme) In Kuwait. Dr. Behbehani Has Worked On A Number Of Pioneering Research Projects, Namely To Study The Zooplankton Of Kuwaiti Waters And The Western Section Of The Arabian Gulf, And To Study The Distribution, Abundance And Taxonomy Of Marine Invertebrates Living In The Intertidal Zones Of Kuwait. He Has Published Several Scientific Articles And Has Served As External Examiner For Several Masters Thesis. From 1991-1995, Dr. Behbehani Was Vice-Dean For Planning And Laboratories At The Faculty Of Science, Kuwait University And Is Presently Chairman Of The National Biodiversity Committee, State Of Kuwait. He Was The Chairman Of The Scientific Committee For The Workshop On Assessment And Remediation Of Oil Contaminated Soils, The Proceedings Of Which Are Published In This Book.
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Geoenvironmental Engineering in Hangzhou, China, September 8-10, 2009
Author: Yunmin Chen,Xiaowu Tang,Liangtong Zhan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
"Advances in Environmental Geotechnics" presents the latest developments in this interdisciplinary field. The topics covered include basic and advanced theories for modeling of geoenvironmental phenomena, testing and monitoring for geoenvironmental engineering, municipal solid wastes and landfill engineering, sludge and dredged soils, geotechnical reuse of industrial wastes, contaminated land and remediation technology, applications of geosynthetics in geoenvironmental engineering, geoenvironmental risk assessment, management and sustainability, ecological techniques and case histories. This proceedings includes papers authored by core members of ISSMGE TC5 (International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering---Environmental Geotechnics) and geoenvironmental researchers from more than 20 countries and regions. It is a valuable reference for geoenvironmental and geotechnical engineers as well as civil engineers. Yunmin Chen, Xiaowu Tang, and Liangtong Zhan are Professors at the Department of Civil Engineering of Zhejiang University, China.
National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Committee on Innovative Remediation Technologies
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Committee on Innovative Remediation Technologies
Publisher: National Academies Press
Most books on ground water and soil cleanup address only the technologies themselves--not why new technologies are or are not developed. Innovations in Ground Water and Soil Cleanup takes a holistic approach to the entire field, addressing both the sluggish commercial development of ground water and soil cleanup technologies and the attributes of specific technologies. It warns that, despite cleanup expenditures of nearly $10 billion a year, the technologies remain rudimentary. This engaging book focuses on the failure of regulatory policy to link cleanup with the financial interests of the company responsible for the contamination. The committee explores why the market for remediation technology is uniquely lacking in economic drivers and why demand for innovation has been so much weaker than predicted. The volume explores how to evaluate the performance of cleanup technologies from the points of view of the public, regulators, cleanup entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders. The committee discusses approaches to standardizing performance testing, so that choosing a technology for a given site can be more timely and less contentious. Following up on Alternatives for Ground Water Cleanup (NRC, 1994), this sequel presents the state of the art in the cleanup of various types of ground water and soil contaminants. Strategies for making valid cost comparisons also are reviewed.
The structure & regulatory requirements of all major cleanup programs in the U.S. are discussed, & quantitative measures of the remediation work are given. The economic & political factors that may affect the size or characteristics of each of the seven segments are also presented. A considerable portion of the report is devoted to innovative treatment technologiesÓ. In the last year, over half of the treatment technologies selected for source control were innovative. Includes an extensive bibliography & 60 different exhibits, plus contacts for federal agencies & a glossary. Of great value to mid-level executives engaged in market planning.
The importance of understanding complex toxicological and chemical properties of hexavalent and trivalent chromium has increased rapidly over the last few years as state and federal regulators reevaluate environmental standards. The risk management of chromium-contaminated soils continues to be a very dynamic process that presents interesting challenges. Chromium in Soil discusses the challenges faced by those investigating and remediating chromium-impacted soils and groundwater. The chapters address numerous ground-breaking developments in various fields of environmental chromium research, including toxicity, chemistry, environmental fate and transport, remediation technology, and health-based cleanup standards.
Biogeochemistry, Biotechnology, and Bioremediation
Author: M.N.V. Prasad,Kenneth S. Sajwan,Ravi Naidu
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
New analytical techniques have enhanced current understanding of the behavior of trace and ultratrace elements in the biogeochemical cycling, chemical speciation, bioavailability, bioaccumulation, and as applied to the phytoremediation of contaminated soils. Addressing worldwide regulatory, scientific, and environmental issues, Trace Elements in the Environment explores these frontiers, including biotechnological aspects of metal-binding proteins and peptides and phytoremediation strategies using trees, grasses, crop plants, aquatics, and risks to ecological and human health. Discussing trace elements in the holistic environment, this book covers advances in state-of-the-art analytical techniques, molecular biotechology, and contemporary biotechnology that enhances knowledge of the behavior of trace elements in the biogeosphere and at the cellular and molecular level. The editors and their hand-picked panel of contributors provide authoritative coverage of trace elements in the environment. They highlight cutting-edge applications of emerging strategies and technologies to the problems of trace elements in the environment. The editors discuss emerging areas such as bacterial biosorption of trace elements, processes, and applications of electroremediation of heavy metals-contaminated soils, application of novel nanoporous sorbents for the removal of heavy metals, metalloids, and radionuclides. The book focuses on the effects of increasing levels of trace elements on ecological and human health, evaluates the effectiveness of methods of phytoremediation, and covers risk assessment, pathways, and trace element toxicity. Containing more than 150 illustrations, tables, photographs, and equations, the book's coverage spans the entire body of knowledge available about how and why plants interact with metals and other trace elements.
Introduces the most up-to-date techniques for soil remediation, including chemical fixation/stabilization, soil vapor extraction, thermally enhanced vapor stripping, biodegradation, and air spargingwritten in a style accessible to nonspecialists. Desc4ibes the ex shu technique of thermal desorption of soil contaminants-a low-cost aftemative to incineration for the removal of organics.
The past fifty years have seen rapid development of public and governmental awareness of environmental issues. Engineers and scientists have made tangible contributions to environmental protection. However, further theoretical and practical developments are necessary to address mankind’s growing demands on the environment. Construction for a Sustainable Environment includes recent developments relating to construction and the environment, including: (1) engineered disposal of wastes; (2) treatment of contaminated and derelict land; (3) sustainable construction and infrastructure; (4) supporting the natural environment. Construction for a Sustainable Environment presents clear evidence that common sustainability issues are encountered throughout the world and that only a concerted, international and interdisciplinary approach can tackle these issues.