A Guide to Polymeric Geomembranes

A Guide to Polymeric Geomembranes
Author: John Scheirs
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2009-08-27
ISBN: 9780470748220
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to Polymeric Geomembranes Book Excerpt:

Geomembranes are flexible polymeric sheets which are used as relatively impermeable liners to contain liquid and vapour. With uses ranging from canal liners to hazard waste landfills, they are used extensively in a range of industries such as water conservation, mining, construction and waste management. A Guide to Polymeric Geomembranes: A Practical Approach offers an informed overview of the developments in this field and includes: Detailed discussion of the major geomembrane types Manufacturing methods Key performance properties Industrial applications Testing and chemical resistance of geomembranes Failure analysis methodology Written by a polymer research specialist with more than fifteen years experience in industry, this practical handbook covers the manufacture, use, installation, durability, lifespan and performance of geomembranes. It covers all the information required to enable the reader to select the most suitable geomembrane material for the job. This book is a useful reference for engineers and professionals in industry, environmental consultants, polymer and materials scientists, and government agencies and policy makers. It is of particular interest to those designing, commissioning and operating waste management sites, landfills, mine leachate ponds and water containment facilities.

Hard Rock Mine Reclamation

Hard Rock Mine Reclamation
Author: Bruno Bussière,Marie Guittonny
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN: 1351680749
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hard Rock Mine Reclamation Book Excerpt:

Hard rock mines have significant effects on the territories where they operate, through both infrastructure construction as well as resource use. Due to their extractive activities, these mines store large quantities of wastes at the surface, which can be both physically and chemically unstable. Reclamation aims to return a mine site to a satisfactory state, meaning that the site should not threaten human health or security, should not generate in the long term any contaminant that could significantly affect the surrounding environment, and should be aesthetically acceptable to communities. This book focuses on the reclamation of waste storage areas, which constitute the main source of pollution during and after mine operations, and especially issues with acid mine drainage and neutral contaminated drainage. Features: Provides fundamental information and describes practical methods to reclaim mine-waste facilities Compares the different methods and illustrates their application at sites through case studies Identifies new reclamation issues and proposes solutions to address them Presents existing and new technologies to reclaim mine waste disposal areas from hard rock mines in different climatic conditions Integrates reclamation into mine operations and long term performance of techniques used through an interdisciplinary approach With mine site reclamation a young and still emerging science, the training needs for professionals and students working in this field are huge. This book is written from an engineering point of view and in it the authors identify new reclamation issues and propose well-tested as well as innovative approaches to addressing them. Students in graduate programs focused on mines and the environment as well as professionals already working in departments related to mine site reclamation will find this book to be a valuable and essential resource.

New Polymeric Composite Materials

New Polymeric Composite Materials
Author: Inamuddin
Publsiher: Materials Research Forum LLC
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2023
ISBN: 1945291095
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Polymeric Composite Materials Book Excerpt:

Polymeric and composite materials are in high demand and their continuing development is making our life style more comfortable. The present book reviews the latest research results in the field and explores the technological advantages of these materials in environmental, biomedical, actuator and fuel cell applications. Also discussed are applications of polymeric and composite materials in such areas as shape memory polymers, green composites for artificial organs, geomembranes for the safe disposal of waste, removal of heavy metals and dyes, adhesives, sensors and actuators, fuel cells, membrane and environmental sustainability, etc.

Tailings Management Handbook

Tailings Management Handbook
Author: Kimberly Finke Morrison
Publsiher: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Total Pages: 1026
Release: 2022-02-01
ISBN: 0873354907
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tailings Management Handbook Book Excerpt:

As long as we have mining and mineral processing, tailings and the responsible management thereof will remain at the forefront, with a company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance in part a reflection of how well tailings risks are being managed. The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM) was published in August 2020, aiming to prevent catastrophic failure of tailings facilities by providing operators with specified measures and approaches throughout the mine life cycle, taking into account multiple stakeholder perspectives. In 2021, the International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) published the Tailings Management: Good Practice Guide intended to support safe, responsible management of tailings across the global mining industry, providing guidance on good governance and engineering practices to support continual improvement in tailings storage facility (TSF) management and help foster and strengthen the safety culture of mining companies. The Tailings Management Handbook is important and timely because there is no other comprehensive resource rooted in these new fundamentals and global principles for tailings management. Tailings management requires interdisciplinary and cross-functional understanding and support, which is apparent throughout this handbook. Dive into the wealth of information contributed by more than 100 world-renowned experts, beautifully crafted into a full-color handbook that focuses on the basics, life-cycle planning, site and tailings characterization, TSF design and construction, as well as systems and operations of TSFs. The inclusion of 42 case studies is an added plus with real-world successes and lessons learned.

A Practical Guide to Plastics Sustainability

A Practical Guide to Plastics Sustainability
Author: Michel Biron
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 690
Release: 2020-04-18
ISBN: 0128215402
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practical Guide to Plastics Sustainability Book Excerpt:

A Practical Guide to Plastics Sustainability: Concept, Solutions, and Implementation is a groundbreaking reference work offering a broad, detailed and highly practical vision of the complex concept of sustainability in plastics. The book's aim is to present a range of potential pathways towards more sustainable plastics parts and products, enabling the reader to further integrate the idea of sustainability into their design process. It begins by introducing the context and concept of sustainability, discussing perceptions, drivers of change, key factors, and environmental issues, before presenting a detailed outline of the current situation with types of plastics, processing, and opportunities for improved sustainability. Subsequent chapters focus on the different possibilities for improved sustainability, offering a step-by-step technical approach to areas including design, properties, renewable plastics, and recycling and re-use. Each of these pillars are supported by data, examples, analysis and best practice guidance. Finally, the latest developments and future possibilities are considered. Approaches the idea of sustainability from numerous angles, offering practical solutions to improve sustainability in the development of plastic components and products Explains how sustainability can be applied across plastics design, materials selection, processing, and end of life, all set alongside socioeconomic factors Considers key areas of innovation, such as eco-design, novel opportunities for recycling or re-use, bio-based polymers and new technologies

Polymer Modified Bitumen

Polymer Modified Bitumen
Author: Tony McNally
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN: 085709372X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymer Modified Bitumen Book Excerpt:

The addition of polymers to bitumen allows the modification of certain physical properties, such as softening point, brittleness and ductility, of the bitumen. Polymer modified bitumen: Properties and characterisation provides a valuable and in-depth coverage of the science and technology of polymer modified bitumen. After an initial introduction to bitumen and polymer modified bitumen, the book is divided into two parts. Chapters in part one focus on the preparation and properties of a range of polymer modified bitumen, including polymer bitumen emulsions, modification of bitumen with poly (urethanes), waste rubber and plastic and polypropylene fibres. Part two addresses the characterisation and properties of polymer modified bitumen. Chapter topics covered include rheology, simulated and actual long term ageing studies; the solubility of bituminous binders in fuels and the use of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to study ageing/oxidation of polymer modified bitumen. Polymer modified bitumen is an essential reference for scientists and engineers, from both academia and the civil engineering and transport industries, interested in the properties and characterisation of polymer modified bitumen. Provides a comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the science and technology of polymer modified bitumen Focuses on the preparation and properties of a range of polymer modified bitumen, including emulsions, modification of bitumen with poly(urethanes), waste rubber and plastic as well as polypropylene fibres Addresses the characterization and properties of polymer modified bitumen, including rheology, simulated and actual long term ageing studies, and the solubility of bituminous binders in fuels

Annual Book of ASTM Standards

Annual Book of ASTM Standards
Author: ASTM International,American Society for Testing and Materials
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Materials
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Index and Directory of U S Industry Standards

Index and Directory of U S  Industry Standards
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Standardization
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Groundwater Remediation

Groundwater Remediation
Author: Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-06-23
ISBN: 1119407729
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Groundwater Remediation Book Excerpt:

Groundwater is one of the Earth’s most precious resources. We use it for drinking, bathing, and many other purposes. Without clean water, humans would cease to exist. Unfortunately, because of ignorance or lack of caring, groundwater is often contaminated through industrialization, industry, construction or any number of other ways. It is the job of the environmental engineer to remediate the contaminated groundwater and make what has been tainted safe again.Selecting the proper remediation strategy and process is the key to moving forward, and, once this process has been selected, it must be executed properly, taking into consideration the costs, the type of contaminants that are involved, time frames, and many other factors. This volume provides a broad overview of the current and most widely applied remedial strategies. Instead of discussing these strategies in a generic way, the volume is organized by focusing on major contaminants that are of prime focus to industry and municipal water suppliers. The specific technologies that are applicable to the chemical contaminants discussed in different chapters are presented, but then cross-referenced to other chemical classes or contaminants that are also candidates for the technologies. The reader will also find extensive cost guidance in this volume to assist in developing preliminary cost estimates for capital equipment and operations & maintenance costs, which should be useful in screening strategies. The eight chapters cover all of the major various types of contaminants and their industrial applications, providing a valuable context to each scenario of contamination. This is the most thorough and up-to-date volume available on this important subject, and it is a must-have for any environmental engineer or scientist working in groundwater remediation.

ASTM Standardization News

ASTM Standardization News
Author: American Society for Testing and Materials
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 842
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Standardization
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Industrial Fabric Products Review

Industrial Fabric Products Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Industrial fabrics industry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Applied Mechanics Reviews

Applied Mechanics Reviews
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 338
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mechanics, Applied
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chemical Abstracts

Chemical Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Chemistry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Geotextile and Geomembrane International Information Source

Geotextile and Geomembrane International Information Source
Author: J. D. Scott,E. A. Richards
Publsiher: Rexdale, Ont. : Canadian Geotechnical Society
Total Pages: 528
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geomembranes
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Construction Materials Reference Book

Construction Materials Reference Book
Author: David Doran,Bob Cather
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2013-07-24
ISBN: 1135139210
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Materials Reference Book Book Excerpt:

This book is the definitive reference source for professionals involved in the conception, design and specification stages of a construction project. The theory and practical aspects of each material is covered, with an emphasis being placed on properties and appropriate use, enabling broader, deeper understanding of each material leading to greater confidence in their application. Containing fifty chapters written by subject specialists, Construction Materials Reference Book covers the wide range of materials that are encountered in the construction process, from traditional materials such as stone through masonry and steel to advanced plastics and composites. With increased significance being placed on broader environmental issues, issues of whole life cost and sustainability are covered, along with health and safety aspects of both use and installation.

Principles and Practice of Waste Encapsulation

Principles and Practice of Waste Encapsulation
Author: Jack A. Caldwell,Charles Reith
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 452
Release: 1993-04-29
ISBN: 9780873719926
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles and Practice of Waste Encapsulation Book Excerpt:

Principles and Practice of Waste Encapsulation is devoted to the philosophy and practice of the design and construction of encapsulation systems that control waste dispersal. The book describes both existing encapsulation systems and those in the planning stages for disposal facilities ranging from simple dumps to sophisticated mixed waste facilities. It integrates the diverse technologies and scientific disciplines that are involved in the design, construction, and maintenance of a durable encapsulation system. Technical approaches that have been developed in the last decade to provide objective quantification of the long-term (up to 1,000 years) performance of these systems are examined. Case histories are also included. Both ecological and engineering perspectives are presented in this important book for civil and geotechnical engineers, environmental scientists, environmental regulators, and others interested in permanent waste encapsulation.

Canadian Books in Print

Canadian Books in Print
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 856
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Canada
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Designing with Geosynthetics

Designing with Geosynthetics
Author: Robert M. Koerner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 761
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780137261758
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing with Geosynthetics Book Excerpt:

Still the only book on geosynthetics, this updated edition covers the latest materials and design techniques. Emphasizing design-by-function, it examines all types of geosynthetics, including geotextiles, geogrids, geonets, geomembranes, and geocomposites. KEY TOPICS: Introducing theory and techniques of chemical analysis for identifying polymer types and properties, the book covers a wide range of applications, including geotextile wall design, geogrid wall design, geomembrane side slope design, and GCL hydraulic barrier design. The book also covers geosynthetic clay lines (GCLs) and devotes an entire chapter to geopipe. It introduces design, testing, and selection of geosynthetics on a generic, rather than product-specific basis. It also provides an updated Product Reference Guide (through the Industrial fabrics Association International). The fourth edition of Designing with Geosynthetics has been revised to include the most up-to-date information as well as new examples covering transportation and geotechnical applications. An essential reference on geosynthetics for all practicing engineers.

Canadian Geotechnical Journal

Canadian Geotechnical Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Engineering geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Government Reports Announcements Index

Government Reports Announcements   Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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