Geotechnical Aspects of Landfill Design and Construction

Geotechnical Aspects of Landfill Design and Construction
Author: Xuede Qian,Robert M. Koerner,Donald H. Gray
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 717
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780130125064
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Aspects of Landfill Design and Construction Book Excerpt:

Focuses on actual, state-of-the-art design/construction procedures as opposed to a discussion of solid waste management issues and to general descriptions and/or conceptual designs. Provides an integrated package of analytical tools, design equations, and step-by-step construction procedures for all elements of a landfill, giving the reader a better sense of the necessary site investigation, planning, analysis, and organization that go into a landfill design and construction project.The characteristics of landfill containment envelopes and their design/construction are treated in detail. Physico-chemical and engineering properties of solid waste that are relevant and important to landfill design and construction are tabulated and described. Includes explanation of how to evaluate and assess potential problems that affect landfill performance such as sideslope stability, settlement, containment effectiveness, and erosion control. Discusses vertical landfill expansion; how leachate moves across a liner or barrier under both advection and diffusion; compares the containment effectiveness of different liner systems to the combined advective-diffusive transport of dissolved leachate solutes. Includes a detailed explanation with numerical examples and calculations of how to design a gas collection and piping system in a landfill—including the collection and handling of condensate in the gas. Detailed installation and inspection guidelines are provided for both earthen and geosynthetic liner/cover systems—comparing the relative advantages and limitations of each. For professional training courses in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.

Engineering Geology and the Environment

Engineering Geology and the Environment
Author: Paul G. Marinos
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1168
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9789054108795
Category: Engineering geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Geotechnical and Environmental Aspects of Waste Disposal Sites

Geotechnical and Environmental Aspects of Waste Disposal Sites
Author: R.W. Sarsby,A.J. Felton
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2006-11-16
ISBN: 9781439833551
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical and Environmental Aspects of Waste Disposal Sites Book Excerpt:

Despite the importance of preserving the environment in our developing world, activity involving the extraction of natural resources and the disposal of waste continues to increase. Such operations need to be conducted in a carefully-controlled manner, protecting both the natural environment and the communities who live in the vicinity. Every four years the GREEN (Geotechnics Related to the Environment) symposia are held, recognizing the major contribution that geotechnical engineering makes towards achieving the afore-mentioned goals. The meeting provides an international forum for the exchange of ideas, experiences and innovations. The GREEN 4 meeting discussed engineered disposal of waste in landfills; land contaminated by waste disposal and fluid flows; industrial waste dumps from mineral mining and extraction; and environmental management. The book contains expertise from nineteen countries around the world, and provides an integrated view of the latest research and practice in waste disposal. New and evolving ideas, ongoing concerns and developments throughout the world are discussed.

Sustainable Practices for Landfill Design and Operation

Sustainable Practices for Landfill Design and Operation
Author: Timothy G. Townsend,Jon Powell,Pradeep Jain,Qiyong Xu,Thabet Tolaymat,Debra Reinhart
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2015-07-16
ISBN: 1493926624
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Practices for Landfill Design and Operation Book Excerpt:

Solid waste management is a global concern, and landfilling remains the predominant management method in most areas of the world. This book provides a comprehensive view of state-of-the-art methods to manage landfills more sustainably, drawing upon more than two decades of research, design, and operational experiences at operating sites across the world. Sustainable landfills implement one or multiple technologies to control and enhance the degradation of waste materials to realize a multitude of potential benefits during or shortly after the landfill’s operating phase. This book presents detailed approaches in the development, design, operation, and monitoring of sustainable landfills. Case studies showcasing the benefits and challenges of sustainable landfill technologies are also provided to give the reader additional context. The intent of the book is to serve as a reference guide for regulatory personnel, a practical tool for designers and engineers to build on for site-specific applications of sustainable landfill technologies, and a comprehensive resource for researchers who are continuing to explore new and better ways to more sustainably manage waste materials.

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb
Author: Ruwan Rajapakse
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 511
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN: 9780750687645
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb Book Excerpt:

Geotechnical Engineering Calculations Manual offers geotechnical, civil and structural engineers a concise, easy-to-understand approach the formulas and calculation methods used in of soil and geotechnical engineering. A one stop guide to the foundation design, pile foundation design, earth retaining structures, soil stabilization techniques and computer software, this book places calculations for almost all aspects of geotechnical engineering at your finger tips. In this book, theories is explained in a nutshell and then the calculation is presented and solved in an illustrated, step-by-step fashion. All calculations are provided in both fps and SI units. The manual includes topics such as shallow foundations, deep foundations, earth retaining structures, rock mechanics and tunnelling. In this book, the author's done all the heavy number-crunching for you, so you get instant, ready-to-apply data on activities such as: hard ground tunnelling, soft ground tunnelling, reinforced earth retaining walls, geotechnical aspects of wetland mitigation and geotechnical aspects of landfill design. • Easy-to-understand approach the formulas and calculations • Covers calculations for foundation,earthworks and/or pavement subgrades • Provides common codes for working with computer software • All calculations are provided in both US and SI units

Geotechnical Hazards

Geotechnical Hazards
Author: Z. Lisac,B. Maric,A. Szavits-Nossan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1765
Release: 2020-12-18
ISBN: 1000150836
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Hazards Book Excerpt:

The contributions to this volume examine: geotechnical hazard acknowledging the deversity of local ground conditions and environmental factors which play a decisive role in designing engineering structures in Danubian countries.

Geotechnical Investigations and Improvement of Ground Conditions

Geotechnical Investigations and Improvement of Ground Conditions
Author: Anjan Patel
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2019-02-15
ISBN: 0128170484
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Investigations and Improvement of Ground Conditions Book Excerpt:

Geotechnical Investigation and Improvement of Ground Conditions covers practical information on ground improvement and site investigation, considering rock properties and engineering geology and its relation to construction. The book covers geotechnical investigation for construction projects, including classic case studies with geotechnical significance. Additional sections cover soil compaction, soil stabilization, drainage and dewatering, grouting methods, the stone column method, geotextiles, fabrics and earth reinforcement, miscellaneous methods and tools for ground improvement, geotechnical investigation for construction projects, and forensic geotechnical engineering. Final sections present a series of site-specific case studies. Dedicated to ground improvement techniques and geotechnical site investigation Provides practical guidance on site-specific geotechnical investigation and the subsequent interpretation of data Presents site-specific case studies with geotechnical significance Includes site investigation of soils and rocks Gives field-oriented information and guidance

Geotechnical Engineering of Landfills

Geotechnical Engineering of Landfills
Author: N. Dixon,E. J. Murray,D. R. V. Jones
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 164
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780727727084
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Engineering of Landfills Book Excerpt:

- Mechanical properties of landfill waste - Compression of waste and implications for practice - Stress states in, and stiffness of, landfill waste Issues related to mineral liners - Properties and testing of clay liners - Issues related to the use and specification of colliery spoil liners - The design and control of bentonite enriched soils Geosynthesis in landfill design - The stability of geosynthetic landfill lining systems - Performance testing of protection materials for geomembranes - Engineering properties and use of geosynthetic clay liners

Proceedings of the First Southern African Geotechnical Conference

Proceedings of the First Southern African Geotechnical Conference
Author: S.W. Jacobsz
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2016-03-30
ISBN: 1498778089
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the First Southern African Geotechnical Conference Book Excerpt:

The First Southern African Geotechnical Conference was organised by the Geotechnical Division of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) under the auspices of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and took place at Sun City, South Africa on 5 and 6 May 2016. More than 60 papers were rec

Advances in Environmental Geotechnics

Advances in Environmental Geotechnics
Author: Yunmin Chen,Xiaowu Tang,Liangtong Zhan
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 964
Release: 2011-02-04
ISBN: 3642044603
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Environmental Geotechnics Book Excerpt:

"Advances in Environmental Geotechnics" presents the latest developments in this interdisciplinary field. The topics covered include basic and advanced theories for modeling of geoenvironmental phenomena, testing and monitoring for geoenvironmental engineering, municipal solid wastes and landfill engineering, sludge and dredged soils, geotechnical reuse of industrial wastes, contaminated land and remediation technology, applications of geosynthetics in geoenvironmental engineering, geoenvironmental risk assessment, management and sustainability, ecological techniques and case histories. This proceedings includes papers authored by core members of ISSMGE TC5 (International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering---Environmental Geotechnics) and geoenvironmental researchers from more than 20 countries and regions. It is a valuable reference for geoenvironmental and geotechnical engineers as well as civil engineers. Yunmin Chen, Xiaowu Tang, and Liangtong Zhan are Professors at the Department of Civil Engineering of Zhejiang University, China.

Fundamentals of Ground Improvement Engineering

Fundamentals of Ground Improvement Engineering
Author: Jeffrey Evans,Daniel Ruffing,David Elton
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2021-09-17
ISBN: 1000411435
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Ground Improvement Engineering Book Excerpt:

Ground improvement has been one of the most dynamic and rapidly evolving areas of geotechnical engineering and construction over the past 40 years. The need to develop sites with marginal soils has made ground improvement an increasingly important core component of geotechnical engineering curricula. Fundamentals of Ground Improvement Engineering addresses the most effective and latest cutting-edge techniques for ground improvement. Key ground improvement methods are introduced that provide readers with a thorough understanding of the theory, design principles, and construction approaches that underpin each method. Major topics are compaction, permeation grouting, vibratory methods, soil mixing, stabilization and solidification, cutoff walls, dewatering, consolidation, geosynthetics, jet grouting, ground freezing, compaction grouting, and earth retention. The book is ideal for undergraduate and graduate-level university students, as well as practitioners seeking fundamental background in these techniques. The numerous problems, with worked examples, photographs, schematics, charts and graphs make it an excellent reference and teaching tool.

Analytical Methods in Petroleum Upstream Applications

Analytical Methods in Petroleum Upstream Applications
Author: Cesar Ovalles,Carl E. Rechsteiner Jr.
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 2054
Release: 2015-04-02
ISBN: 1138001481
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analytical Methods in Petroleum Upstream Applications Book Excerpt:

Effective measurement of the composition and properties of petroleum is essential for its exploration, production, and refining; however, new technologies and methodologies are not adequately documented in much of the current literature. Analytical Methods in Petroleum Upstream Applications explores advances in the analytical methods and instrumentation that allow more accurate determination of the components, classes of compounds, properties, and features of petroleum and its fractions. Recognized experts explore a host of topics, including: A petroleum molecular composition continuity model as a context for other analytical measurements A modern modular sampling system for use in the lab or the process area to collect and control samples for subsequent analysis The importance of oil-in-water measurements and monitoring The chemical and physical properties of heavy oils, their fractions, and products from their upgrading Analytical measurements using gas chromatography and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) applications Asphaltene and heavy ends analysis Chemometrics and modeling approaches for understanding petroleum composition and properties to improve upstream, midstream, and downstream operations Due to the renaissance of gas and oil production in North America, interest has grown in analytical methods for a wide range of applications. The understanding provided in this text is designed to help chemists, geologists, and chemical and petroleum engineers make more accurate estimates of the crude value to specific refinery configurations, providing insight into optimum development and extraction schemes.

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering
Author: Ken K. S. Ho,K. S. Li
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1006
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9789058092502
Category: Engineering geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Engineering Book Excerpt:

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.

Design of Landfills and Integrated Solid Waste Management

Design of Landfills and Integrated Solid Waste Management
Author: Amalendu Bagchi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 722
Release: 2004-02-13
ISBN: 9780471254997
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design of Landfills and Integrated Solid Waste Management Book Excerpt:

By combining integrated solid waste management with the traditional coverage of landfills, this new edition offers the first comprehensive guide to managing the entire solid waste cycle, from collection, to recycling, to eventual disposal. * Includes new material on source reduction, recycling, composting, contamination soil remediation, incineration, and medical waste management. * Presents up-to-date chapters on bioreactor landfills, wetland mitigation, and landfill remediation. * Offers comprehensive coverage of the role of geotechnical engineering in a wide variety of environmental issues.

Advances in Geo Science and Geo Structures

Advances in Geo Science and Geo Structures
Author: Awdhesh Kumar Choudhary,Somenath Mondal,Subhadeep Metya,G. L. Sivakumar Babu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2021-07-12
ISBN: 981161993X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Geo Science and Geo Structures Book Excerpt:

This book presents select proceedings of the National conference on Geo-Science and Geo-Structures (GSGS 2020). It provides sustainable solutions to various challenges encountered in the field of geotechnical engineering. The topics presented include advanced characterization to study the behavior of geomaterials, shallow and deep foundations including tunneling, use of geosynthetics and other soil reinforcing materials in minimizing slope failures and landslides, dynamics of soils and foundations, and its connection with energy geotechnics, transportation geotechnics, and offshore geotechnics. The book further highlights various aspects of ground improvement techniques by incorporating the use of industrial by-products, forensic analyses of geo-structures, instrumentation and sensing techniques in geotechnical engineering and issues associated with geo-environmental engineering. The book will be a valuable reference for budding researchers, academicians, practitioners and policymakers interested in sustainable practices associated with geotechnical engineering and related domains.

Environmental Geotechnics

Environmental Geotechnics
Author: R. W. Sarsby
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 732
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780727727527
Category: Environmental geotechnology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Geotechnics Book Excerpt:

Increasing environmental awareness has emphasized the many engineering situations in which there are potential environmental impacts. This text provides a guide for engineers who are likely to be involved in such situations.

Geotechnical Characterisation and Geoenvironmental Engineering

Geotechnical Characterisation and Geoenvironmental Engineering
Author: V. K. Stalin,M. Muttharam
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2018-07-13
ISBN: 9811308993
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Characterisation and Geoenvironmental Engineering Book Excerpt:

The book comprises selected proceedings of the 2016 annual conference of the Indian Geotechnical Society. The technical papers presented on the theme “Geotechnical Characterisation and Geoenvironmental Engineering” highlight the modified geotechnical properties of soil admixed industrial waste and also the characteristics of soil with different pore fluid under varying test conditions. The major topics covered are (i) characterisation of soils, rocks and synthesised materials and (ii) geoenvironmental engineering and behaviour of unsaturated soil. This book will prove a valuable reference for researchers and practicing engineers alike.

Solid Waste Landfilling

Solid Waste Landfilling
Author: Raffaello Cossu,Rainer Stegmann
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1190
Release: 2018-11-29
ISBN: 0124078818
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solid Waste Landfilling Book Excerpt:

Solid Waste Landfilling: Concepts, Processes, Technology provides information on technologies that promote stabilization and minimize environmental impacts in landfills. As the main challenges in waste management are the reduction and proper treatment of waste and the appropriate use of waste streams, the book satisfies the needs of a modern landfill, covering waste pre-treatment, in situ treatment, long-term behavior, closure, aftercare, environmental impact and sustainability. It is written for practitioners who need specific information on landfill construction and operation, but is also ideal for those concerned about the possible return of these sites to landscapes and their subsequent uses for future generations. Includes input by international contributors from a vast number of disciplines Provides worldwide approaches and technologies Showcases the interdisciplinary nature of the topic Focuses on sustainability, covering the lifecycle of landfills under the concept of minimizing environmental impact Presents knowledge of the legal framework and economic aspects of landfilling

Clay Materials Used in Construction

Clay Materials Used in Construction
Author: George M. Reeves,Ian Sims,J. C. Cripps
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781862391840
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clay Materials Used in Construction Book Excerpt:

Concluding the trilogy on geological materials in construction, this authoritative volume reviews many uses of clays, ranging from simple fills to sophisticated products. Comprehensive and international coverage is achieved by an expert team, including geologists, engineers and architects. Packed with information prepared for a wide readership, this unique handbook is also copiously illustrated. The volume is dedicated to the memory of Professor Sir Alec Skempton. Various definitions of 'clay' are explored. Clay mineralogy is described, plus the geological formation of clay deposits and their fundamental materials properties. World and British clay deposits are reviewed and explained. New compositional data are provided for clay formations throughout the stratigraphic column. Investigative techniques and interpretation are considered, ranging from site exploration to laboratory assessment of composition and engineering performance. Major civil engineering applications are addressed, including earthworks, earthmoving and specialized roles utilizing clays. Traditional earthen building is included and shown to dominate construction in places. Clay-based construction materials are detailed, including bricks, ceramics and cements. The volume also includes a comprehensive glossary.