Soil Remediation and Rehabilitation: Treatment of Contaminated and Disturbed Land by Helmut MeuserSoil Remediation and Rehabilitation: Treatment of Contaminated and Disturbed Land by Helmut Meuser

Soil Remediation and Rehabilitation: Treatment of Contaminated and Disturbed Land

byHelmut Meuser

Paperback | January 29, 2015

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of remediation and rehabilitation techniques and strategies for contaminated and anthropogenically disturbed land. Rehabilitation approaches in the urban environment, such as brownfield redevelopment and urban mining, are discussed. In relation to contaminated land, techniques for soil containment and decontamination of soil, soil vapour and groundwater are comprehensively and systematically presented. Complicated treatment techniques are schematically depicted and can be readily understood. Agricultural, silvicultural and environmentally sustainable rehabilitation strategies for reclaiming disturbed land/terrain in former mining or natural-resource extraction areas, such as open-cast mines, quarries, harvested peatlands, and subsided mining terrain (sinkholes), are introduced. This book will be a useful tool for students, researchers, private consultants and public authorities engaged in the treatment of contaminated or disturbed land.
Title:Soil Remediation and Rehabilitation: Treatment of Contaminated and Disturbed LandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:January 29, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400798229

ISBN - 13:9789400798229

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Table of Contents

Introduction .-Rehabilitation of soils in urban environments.- Brownfield redevelopment.- Environmentally friendly approaches.- Urban mining.-Rehabilitation of soils in mining and raw material extraction areas .- Open-cast coal mines.-Mining heaps.-Quarries and open pit mines.-Subsided mining terrain.-Peatlands.-Treatment of contaminated land .-Overview of soil remediation measures.-Site and soil management.-Site clearance operation.-Working safety.-Soil containment.- Surface cover.-Side barriers installation and encapsulation.-Solidification.-Stabilisation.-Soil decontamination .- Soil preparation.-Soil washing.-Bioremediation.-Phytoremediation.-Thermal treatment.- Electrokinetic remediation.-Treatment centers.-Groundwater, soil vapour and surface water treatment.- Groundwater treatment.-Soil vapour treatment.-Surface water restoration.-Approaches without complex technical applications .- Protective and restrictive measures.-Natural attenuation.-Remediation planning .- General aspects of the planning processes.-Evaluation of the feasibility for soil remediation techniques.- Evaluation of the feasibility for groundwater remediation techniques.-Time and cost factor.-Outlook .- Index.