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Reclamation of Contaminated Land

ISBN: 978-0-471-98560-0
250 pages
June 2004
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Land contamination is of global concern with many of the world’s industries potentially harming the environment and human health. Along with rapidly changing policy and technological developments, this is an interdisciplinary area in which successful contaminated land management depends on the expertise of and interaction between a number of scientific and engineering disciplines.

Reclamation of Contaminated Land takes into account the different groups involved in contaminated land management and offers a flexible learning approach based on practical experience and research. It presents an overview of the general skills and knowledge required, encompassing both general management and regulatory practice and specific land contamination issues.

Divided into two parts, Part I discusses site characterisation and the design of site investigations, and the central role of conceptual models and risk assessment in decision making. Part II discusses how risks from contaminated land are managed and the role of different remediation approaches to achieving this.

This book is of great value for 2nd/3rd/4th year undergraduates and MSc students in Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, Environmental Management, Geography, Geology, Estate and Land Management. It is also key reading for undergraduates and MSc students in Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Environmental Chemistry, as well as professional planners and developers, and local authorities.

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Preface.

Acknowledgement.

1. International Policy.

2. UK Policy.

3. Chemistry for Contaminated Land.

4. Geology for Contaminated Land.

5. Site Characterisation and the Conceptual Model.

6. Risk-based Approach to Contaminated Land Management.

7. Risk Management.

8. Remediation Approaches.

9. Treatment Techniques.

10. Remediation Application.

Index.

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Dr. Nathanail combines a full academic research and teaching workload with a busy consultancy that ensures he is up to speed with both recent developments and current practice in the field of contaminated land management.  His research interests include the development of novel methods of site characterisation and risk assessment and in the innovative application of such methods on real sites.

He has contributed to many technical guidance documents published by the Environment Agency of England and Wales, Scottish Executive, CIRIA and SNIFFER and is the author of over 50 technical papers and books.  He is a co author of the Contaminated Land Ready Reference – a key compilation of technical guidance for practitioners. He runs the EPSRC IGDS MSc in Contaminated Land Management at the University of Nottingham, is a member of the FIRST Faraday steering committee and runs a research group specialising in contaminated land and brownfield regeneration issues, and a co-editor of a forthcoming series of position papers on contaminated land management to be published by Thomas Telford.

Paul Bardos is managing director of r3 Environmental Technology Ltd.  r3 offers a range of research, management and consultancy services in contaminated land and waste management.  He is also special Professor in Environmental Engineering at the University of Nottingham where he co-ordinates and lectures for the remediation modules for their MSc in Contaminated Land Management. 

He has contributed to many technical guidance documents published by the Environment Agency of England and Wales, DEFRA (and its precursors), US EPA, NATO, CIRIA, NICOLE, Umweltbundesamt (Austria), EC and CIWM amongst others.  He is the author of 150 technical papers and books.  He is a co author of the Contaminated Land Ready Reference – a key compilation of technical guidance for practitioners and a co-editor of a forthcoming series of position papers on contaminated land management to be published by Thomas Telford.  r3 is a member of the FIRST Faraday steering committee and runs a research group specialising in contaminated land and brownfield regeneration issues.

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