Geotechnical Practice for Waste Disposal

  • David E. Daniel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. General Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David E. Daniel
      Pages 3-14
    3. Jim V. Rouse, Roman Z. Pyrih
      Pages 15-32
    4. Charles D. Shackelford
      Pages 33-65
    5. Keros Cartwright, Bruce R. Hensel
      Pages 66-93
  3. New Disposal Facilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. David E. Daniel
      Pages 97-112
    3. Morton A. Barlaz, Robert K. Ham
      Pages 113-136
    4. David E. Daniel
      Pages 137-163
    5. Robert M. Koerner
      Pages 164-186
    6. Robert M. Koerner
      Pages 187-213
    7. R. Lee Peyton, Paul R. Schroeder
      Pages 214-243
    8. Issa S. Oweis
      Pages 244-268
    9. Dirk Van Zyl
      Pages 269-286
  4. Remediation Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Larry A. Holm
      Pages 289-310
    3. Charles O. Riggs
      Pages 358-378
    4. Lyle R. Silka, David L. Jordan
      Pages 379-429
    5. Jeffrey C. Evans
      Pages 430-454
    6. David E. Daniel, Robert M. Koerner
      Pages 455-496
    7. Bob Kent, Perry Mann
      Pages 497-519
    8. Raymond C. Loehr
      Pages 520-550
    9. Gaylen R. Brubaker
      Pages 551-584
    10. Paul B. Trost
      Pages 585-603
  5. Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 605-605
    2. Bob Kent, Mark P. Hemingway
      Pages 607-650
    3. Lorne G. Everett
      Pages 651-675
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 677-683

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David E. Daniel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringThe University of Texas at AustinUSA

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