Geotechnical Practice for Waste Disposal

The field of environmental geo technology will no doubt continue to offer unique challenges. The purpose of this book is to summarize the current state of practice in the field of environmental geotechnology.

Geotechnical Practice for Waste Disposal

Earth scientists and geotechnical engineers are increasingly challenged to solve environmental problems related to waste disposal facilities and cleanup of contaminated sites. The effort has given rise to a new discipline of specialists in the field of environmental geotechnology. To be effective, environmental geotechnologists must not only be armed with the traditional knowledge of fields such as geology and civil engineering, but also be knowledgeable of principles of hydrogeology, chemistry, and biological processes. In addition, the environmental geotechnologist must be completely up to date on the often complex cadre of local and national regulations, must comprehend the often complex legal issues and sometimes mind-boggling financial impli cations of a project, and must be able to communicate effectively with a host of other technical specialists, regulatory officials, attorneys, local land owners, journalists, and others. The field of environmental geo technology will no doubt continue to offer unique challenges. The purpose of this book is to summarize the current state of practice in the field of environmental geotechnology. Part One covers broadly applicable principles such as hydrogeology, geochemistry, and con taminant transport in soil and rock. Part Two describes in detail the underlying principles for design and construction of new waste disposal facilities. Part Three covers techniques for site remediation. Finally, Part Four addresses the methodologies for monitoring. The topics of 'waste disposal' and 'site remediation' are extra ordinarily broad.

Geotechnical and Environmental Aspects of Waste Disposal Sites

The book contains expertise from nineteen countries around the world, and provides an integrated view of the latest research and practice in waste disposal.

Geotechnical and Environmental Aspects of Waste Disposal Sites

Despite the importance of preserving the environment in our developing world, activity involving the extraction of natural resources and the disposal of waste continues to increase. Such operations need to be conducted in a carefully-controlled manner, protecting both the natural environment and the communities who live in the vicinity. Every four years the GREEN (Geotechnics Related to the Environment) symposia are held, recognizing the major contribution that geotechnical engineering makes towards achieving the afore-mentioned goals. The meeting provides an international forum for the exchange of ideas, experiences and innovations. The GREEN 4 meeting discussed engineered disposal of waste in landfills; land contaminated by waste disposal and fluid flows; industrial waste dumps from mineral mining and extraction; and environmental management. The book contains expertise from nineteen countries around the world, and provides an integrated view of the latest research and practice in waste disposal. New and evolving ideas, ongoing concerns and developments throughout the world are discussed.

Landfilling of Waste

Practice for Waste Disposal '87, ed. R. D. Woods. Geotechnical Special Publication No. 13, ASCE, pp. 21-39. Emcon Associates (1983). Field verification of liners from sanitary landfills. US EPA Report No. EPA-600/2-83-046, Cincinnati.

Landfilling of Waste

In view of the great demand for information regarding landfills, a series of international reference books on landfilling of waste has been established. This book, the second volume, deals with lining and leachate collection. It consists of edited, selected contributions to the International Symposia on Sanitary Landfills held in Sardinia every second year.

Geotechnical Practice for Disposal of Solid Waste Materials

Geotechnical Practice for Disposal of Solid Waste Materials


Clayey Barrier Systems for Waste Disposal Facilities

Cope, F.W. (1987) Design of waste containment structures (synthetic liner-based systems), in Geotechnical Practice for Waste Disposal '87 (ed. R.W. Woods), ASCE, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 13, pp. 1–20.

Clayey Barrier Systems for Waste Disposal Facilities

The authors discuss all key aspects of the design of barrier systems, including leachate collection, natural barriers such as clayey aquitards, clay liners, geomembrane and composite liners.

Geological Hazards

In Geotechnical Practice for Waste Disposal , Daniel , D.E. ( ed . ) , Chapman & Hall , London , 289–310 . Horseman , S.T. and Volckaert , G. ( 1996 ) Disposal of radioactive wastes in argillaceous formations . In Engineering Geology of ...

Geological Hazards

Natural hazards cost the global economy over $50,000 million per year. Two thirds of this is spent on damage repair, the remainder represents the cost of predicting, preventing and mitigating against disasters. Man-made hazards such as groundwater pollution, subsidence and soil erosion add to this figure. Geological Hazards is the first book to consider both natural and man-made disasters in a single volume. All major geological hazards are examined. It presents a state-of-the art survey for students on civil engineering and physical geography courses, as well as researchers and practicing civil engineers. It examines methods of assessing, evaluating and combatting hazards, both natural and man-made. Richly illustrated, it views the subject from an international perspective.