This new edition discusses chemical and engineering principles as they apply to the cleanup and removal of hazardous chemicals from soil and groundwater. There is emphasis on environmental chemistry, soil science, microbiology, and plant science.
The first part of the book provides an overview of the recent history of environmental contamination and the formulation of relevant regulations for hazardous waste site remediation. This part also provides a background for several salient aspects of site remediation (e.g., soil science, the site assessment process).
The second part of the book examines field remediation technologies, including phytoremediation, bioremediation, and several chemical and physical technologies. Theory of operation, practical considerations, and possible environmental impacts and other consequences of their use are discussed.