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Environmental Remediation Estimating Methods, 2nd Edition



Environmental Remediation Estimating Methods, 2nd Edition


ISBN: 978-0-876-29615-8 December 2002 742 Pages

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As demand continues for cleanup of hazardous sites, and new opportunities and funds become available for development of brownfields and similar projects, owners are seeking better methods for early identification and management of remediation costs. Suitable cost estimating methods, as presented for this book, are essential to achieving savings as high as 75% of total project cost.

The authors help you to:

  • Prepare preliminary budgets
  • Develop detailed engineering estimates, now including annual O & M costs
  • Compare the cost of different options and select the right solution
  • Estimate liability
  • Review contractor quotes
  • Negotiate settlements


52 Technologies Clearly Described . . . from air sparging and air stripping to drum removal, excavation and extraction, landfill disposal, piping, and underground storage tank closure/removal, and transportation to disposal sites. For each technology the authors explain:

  • When the technology is appropriate
  • Systems design elements
  • Key data needed for preliminary and detailed estimates
  • Related costs, such as site work and utilities, maintenance and sampling.


How to Use This Book.

Part I: The Remediation Process.

Chapter 1: Overview of Cost Engineering for Remediation Projects.

Chapter 2: Environmental Remediation Laws and Regulations.

Chapter 3: Remedial Action Cost Estimating Process.

Chapter 4: Types of Treatment and Treatment Trains.

Chapter 5: Treatment Technology Functional Groupings.

Chapter 6: Site Work and Utilities.

Chapter 7: Safety Levels.

Part II: Cost Estimating for Remediation—Treatment Technologies.

Chapter 8: Advanced Oxidation Processes.

Chapter 9: Air Sparging.

Chapter 10: Air Stripping.

Chapter 11: Bioventing.

Chapter 12: Carbon Adsorption—Gas.

Chapter 13: Carbon Adsorption—Liquid.

Chapter 14: Coagulation and Flocculation.

Chapter 15: Dewatering (Sludge).

Chapter 16: Ex Situ Bioreactors.

Chapter 17: Ex Situ Land Farming.

Chapter 18: Ex Situ Solidification/Stabilization.

Chapter 19: Ex Situ Soil Vapor Extraction.

Chapter 20: Heat-Enhanced Vapor Extraction.

Chapter 21: In Situ Biodegradation Saturated Zone.

Chapter 22: In Situ Land Farming.

Chapter 23: In Situ Solidification.

Chapter 24: Media Filtration.

Chapter 25: Metals Precipitation.

Chapter 26: Neutralization.

Chapter 27: Off-Site Transportation and Thermal Treatment.

Chapter 28: On-Site Low-Temperature Thermal Desorption.

Chapter 29: Passive Water Treatment.

Chapter 30: Phytoremediation.

Chapter 31: Soil Flushing.

Chapter 32: Soil Vapor Extraction.

Chapter 33: Soil Washing.

Chapter 34: Solvent Extraction.

Chapter 35: Thermal and Catalytic Oxidation.

Part III: Cost Estimating for Remediation—Containment Technologies.

Chapter 36: Capping.

Chapter 37: Permeable Barriers.

Chapter 38: Slurry Walls.

Chapter 39: Underground Storage Tank Closure.

Part IV: Cost Estimating for Remediation – Removal Technologies.

Chapter 40: Drum Staging.

Chapter 41: Excavation.

Chapter 42: Free Product Removal (French Drain).

Chapter 43: Groundwater Extraction Wells.

Chapter 44: Transportation.

Part V: Cost Estimating for Remediation – Discharge Technologies.

Chapter 45: Discharge to POTW.

Chapter 46: Infiltration Gallery.

Chapter 47: Injection Wells.

Part VI: Cost Estimating for Remediation—Disposal Technologies.

Chapter 48: Off-Site Transportation and Waste Disposal.

Chapter 49: Residual Waste Management.

Part VII: Cost Estimating for Remediation—Ordnance Technologies.

Chapter 50: Ordnance and Explosives Removal Action.

Chapter 51: UXO Active Target Clearance.

Part VIII: Cost Estimating for Remediation—Radioactive Waste Technologies.

Chapter 52: Dismantling Contaminated Building Materials.

Chapter 53: Decontamination and Decommissioning Sampling and Analysis.

Chapter 54: In Situ Vitrification.

Chapter 55: Surface Decontamination.

Part IX: Cost Estimating for Remediation—Remediation Support.

Chapter 56: Groundwater Monitoring Wells.

Chapter 57: Monitoring.

Chapter 58: Remedial Action Professional Labor Management.

Chapter 59: Remedial Design.

Part X: Cost Estimating for Remediation—Operations and Maintenance.

Chapter 60: Cost Estimating for Remediation Operations and Maintenance.

Part XI: Remediation Work Breakdown Structures.

Chapter 61: Remediation Work Breakdown Structures.

Part XII: Determining Contractor Costs.

Chapter 62: Contractor’s General Conditions.

Chapter 63: Contractor Overhead and Profit.

Chapter 64: Determining Contractor Markups: Percentage Method.