Physicochemical Groundwater Remediation

  • James A. Smith
  • Susan E. Burns

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Amy Chan Hilton, Aysegul Aksoy, Teresa B. Culver
    Pages 1-21
  3. Ann E. Mulligan, David P. Ahlfeld
    Pages 23-44
  4. Akram N. Alshawabkeh, Krishnanand Maillacheruvu
    Pages 73-90
  5. Souhail R. Al-Abed, Jiann-Long Chen
    Pages 91-114
  6. Alan J. Rabideau, John Van Benschoten, Ashutosh Khandelwal, Craig R. Repp
    Pages 115-138
  7. Robert S. Bowman, Zhaohui Li, Stephen J. Roy, Todd Burt, Timothy L. Johnson, Richard L. Johnson
    Pages 161-185
  8. James J. Deitsch, Elizabeth J. Rockaway
    Pages 217-243
  9. Bin Wu, Hefa Cheng, Jeffrey D. Childs, David A. Sabatini
    Pages 245-269
  10. Tohren C. G. Kibbey, C. Andrew Ramsburg, Kurt D. Pennell, Kim F. Hayes
    Pages 271-283
  11. Fred D. Tillman Jr., Jee-Won Choi, Whitney Katchmark, James A. Smith, Houston G. Wood III
    Pages 307-339
  12. Richard E. Meixner, Richard Heibel, James E. Sadler
    Pages 341-360
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 361-366

About this book


As we transition into the 21st century, it is apparent that this is an exciting time for environmental engineers and scientists studying remediation technologies. There has been a rapid development of new ways to clean-up polluted groundwater. Research activities of the past and next 10 years will have a dramatic impact on the quality of the subsurface environment for the next century. In 20, or even 10 years from now, our approach to subsurface remediation will probably be vastly different than it is today. Many of the emerging technologies presented in this book will form the basis of standard remediation practices of the future.
Physicochemical Groundwater Remediation presents detailed information on multiple emerging technologies for the remediation of the contaminated subsurface environment. All of these technologies apply our knowledge of physical and chemical processes to clean up ground water and the unsaturated zone, and many (if not all) of these emerging technologies will help define standard practices in the future. These technologies include in situ sorptive and reactive treatment walls, surfactant-enhanced aquifer remediation, optimization analyses for remediation system design, chemical, electrochemical, and biochemical remediation processes, and monitored natural attenuation. You will learn how palladium catalyzes the dehalogenation of chlorinated solvents. You will find out how barometric pumping can naturally remove significant quantities of volatile organic pollutants from shallow ground water and the unsaturated zone. You can learn about mobilizing non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs) without risking significant downward migration of the NAPL. You can find out how processes such as electroosmosis and electromigration can be exploited for groundwater remediation purposes and how zero-valent iron and zeolite treatment walls can be used in situ to treat and control contaminant plume migration. Contributors to this book are experts in groundwater remediation processes, and they represent industry, consulting, academia, and government.
If your work involves the clean up of contaminated soil and groundwater, this book is an essential reference to keep you up to date on the most promising new developments in remediation research.


Groundwater contaminant environment industry remediation transport

Editors and affiliations

  • James A. Smith
    • 1
  • Susan E. Burns
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesville

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