Reclamation of Contaminated Land

Reclamation of Contaminated Land

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Land contamination is of global concern with many of theworld's industries potentially harming the environment andhuman health. Along with rapidly changing policy and technologicaldevelopments, this is an interdisciplinary area in which successfulcontaminated land management depends on the expertise of andinteraction between a number of scientific and engineeringdisciplines.

Reclamation of Contaminated Land takes into account thedifferent groups involved in contaminated land management andoffers a flexible learning approach based on practical experienceand research. It presents an overview of the general skills andknowledge required, encompassing both general management andregulatory practice and specific land contamination issues.

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

This book is of great value for2nd/3rd/4th year undergraduatesand MSc students in Environmental Science, EnvironmentalTechnology, Environmental Management, Geography, Geology, Estateand Land Management. It is also key reading for undergraduates andMSc students in Chemical Engineering, Civil & EnvironmentalEngineering and Environmental Chemistry, as well as professionalplanners and developers, and local authorities.

Publisher: Chichester, England : John Wiley & Sons, 2004
ISBN: 9780471985617
Branch Call Number: 628.55 Nat 3558ad 1
Characteristics: vii, 238 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Bardos, Paul


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