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Environmental Sciences - Environmental Toxicology | Dealing with Contaminated Sites

Dealing with Contaminated Sites

From Theory towards Practical Application

Swartjes, Frank A. (Ed.)

2011, XXVIII, 1114p. 109 illus..

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  • Covering the entire sequence of steps involved in contaminated site management, from site investigation to remediation.
  • Includes theory on Human-health, Ecological and Groundwater-related Risk Assessment.
  • Contributions of more than sixty of the world’s top experts from Europe, the USA, Australia and Canada.
  • Focuses on in-depth theories on soil contamination and offers possibilities for practical application.
This standard work on contaminated site management covers the whole chain of steps involved in contaminated site management, from sampling to remediation. An important focus throughout the book has been on Risk Assessment. In addition, the book will include in-depth theories on soil contamination, along with offering possibilities for practical applications. More than sixty of the world’s top experts from Europe, the USA, Australia and Canada have contributed to this book. The twenty-five chapters in this book offer relevant information for experienced scientists, students, consultants and regulators, as well as for ‘new players’ in contaminated site management.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Contaminated sites - Groundwater pollution - Remediation - Risk assessment - Soil pollution

Related subjects » Environmental Health & Public Health - Environmental Management - Environmental Toxicology - Soil Science

Table of contents 

PART I: INTRODUCTION

1. INTRODUCTION TO CONTAMINATED SITE MANAGEMENT

2. CHARACTERISTICS OF NATURAL AND URBAN SOILS 

PART II: SITE INVESTIGATION

3. A PRACTICAL APPROACH FOR SITE INVESTIGATION

4. STATISTICAL SAMPLING STRATEGIES FOR SURVEY OF SOIL CONTAMINATION 

PART III: HUMAN HEALTH ASPECTS

5 HUMAN HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT

6. EXPOSURE THROUGH SOIL AND DUST INGESTION

7. ORAL BIOAVAILABILITY

8. UPTAKE OF METALS FROM SOIL INTO VEGETABLES

9. UPTAKE OF ORGANIC CONTAMINANTS FROM SOIL INTO VEGETABLES AND FRUITS

10. VAPOR INTRUSION

11. HUMAN EXPOSURE PATHWAYS

12. HAZARD ASSESSMENT AND CONTAMINATED SITES 

PART IV: ECOLOGICAL ASPECTS

13. INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT

14. ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT OF DIFFUSE AND LOCAL SOIL CONTAMINATION USING SPECIES SENSITIVITY DISTRIBUTIONS

15. SITE-SPECIFIC ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT16. BIOAVAILABILITY IN SOILS 

PART V: GROUNDWATER-RELATED ASPECTS

17. GROUNDWATER-RELATED RISK ASSESSMENT

18. LEACHING OF CONTAMINANTS TO GROUNDWATER

19. CONTAMINANT FATE AND REACTIVE TRANSPORT IN GROUNDWATER 

PART VI: RISK MANAGEMENT

20. SUSTAINABILITY AND REMEDIATION

21. IN SITU REMEDIATION TECHNOLOGIES

22. NATURAL ATTENUATION 

PART VII: FRAMEWORKS

23. BRINGING SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF CONTAMINATED SITES INTOPRACTICE – THE ROLE OF POLICY AND REGULATIONS

24. A STAKEHOLDERS’ PERSPECTIVE ON CONTAMINATED LAND MANAGEMENT

25. SUSTAINABLE BROWNFIELD REGENERATION

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