This book presents a comprehensive, up-to-date review of technologies for cleaning up contaminants in groundwater and soil. It provides a special focus on three classes of contaminants that have proven very difficult to treat once released to the subsurface: metals, radionuclides, and dense nonaqueous-phase liquids such as chlorinated solvents.
Groundwater and Soil Cleanup was commissioned by the Department of Energy (DOE) as part of its program to clean up contamination in the nuclear weapons production complex. In addition to a review of remediation technologies, the book describes new trends in regulation of contaminated sites and assesses DOE's program for developing new subsurface cleanup technologies.
"This book is a logical, well-planned, well-executed, easy read. It is useful to a broad spectrum of users--technology innovators, industry scientists and managers,regulators, technology companies, venture capitalists and the often forgotten public. ...this is an excellent, affordable text for anyone with an interest or involvement in ground water or soil cleanup."
-- Journal of Environmental Quality
"On the whole, the book is a useful compendium of information on an emerging field of technological development and provides a state of the art review of US experience."
--International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Volume 15, Number 2