Sustainable Remediation of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater provides the remediation tools and techniques necessary for simultaneously saving time and money and maximizing environmental, social and economic benefits. The book integrates green materials, cleaner processes, and sustainability assessment methods for planning, designing and implementing a more effective remediation process for both soil and groundwater projects. With this book in hand, engineers will find a valuable guide to greener remediation materials that render smaller environmental footprint, cleaner processes that minimize secondary environmental impact, and sustainability assessment methods that can be used to guide the development of materials and processes.
- Addresses materials, processes, and assessment needs for implementing a successful sustainable remediation process
- Provides an integrated approach for the unitization of various green technologies, such as green materials, cleaner processes and sustainability assessment
- Includes case studies based on full-scale commercial soil and groundwater remediation projects
1. Introduction 2. Green and sustainable remediation: past, present, and future developments 3. Remediation life cycle assessment and quantitative sustainability assessment 4. Best management practice in sustainable remediation 5. Green remediation by using waste-based stabilization approach 6. The use of biochar for sustainable treatment of contaminated soils 7. Slow release materials for sustainable contaminated groundwater remediation 8. Controlling secondary pollution impacts during enhanced in situ bioremediation 9. Controlling secondary pollution impacts during ISCO 10. STAR: an innovative in situ remediation process to reduce environmental footprints 11. The long-term effectiveness of in situ Solidification/Stabilization 12. Remediation process optimization 13. Landscape architecture and sustainable remediation 14. Resilience and Phytoremediation 15. Sustainability assessment for nanoremediation 16. Norm, rules, and motivational value of sustainable remediation 17. Socioeconomic benefits of contaminated site remediation
Dr. Deyi Hou is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean in the School of Environment at Tsinghua University. He has published 47 journal papers in prestigious journals such as Nature Climate Change and Environmental Science and Technology.