Stabilisation and Solidification of Contaminated Soil and Waste: Science and Practice

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Stabilisation/Solidification of Contaminated Soil and Waste
by Colin Hills, Edward Bates, and Peter Gunning

The most complete authoritative books on the subject written in the last 20 years – making them the definitive guide to S/S.

Stabilisation/Solidification of Contaminated Soil and Waste
comprises 2 handbooks designed to provide students, practitioners, site owners, and regulators with authoritative guidance to the science underpinning this versatile remedial technology, and how it is applied in real-world situations.

Stabilisation/Solidification (S/S) uses readily available cementitious binders to turn contaminated soil and waste into a rock-like product that reduces the risk to public health and the environment. S/S has been employed at hundreds of sites in the USA, Canada, and Europe to improve the physical and/or chemical properties of contaminated soil and waste to enable development to take place or to safely manage a source of pollution.

Science: discusses soil properties and the soil-binder system along with the scientific basis for immobilizing inorganic and organic contaminants. The long term viability of S/S treatment is discussed with reference to the maintenance of design performance and groundwater quality.
Preview the first 21 pages of Science

Practice: describes how S/S is designed and implemented, including discussions on risk reduction, the development of performance specifications, available binders, treatability studies, in-situ and ex-situ equipment/operations, quality assurance, capping, site closure including long term monitoring strategies. The extensive appendices include a list of over 200 completed S/S remediations and over 40 case studies.
Preview the first 24 pages of Practice

Together these two volumes contain over 500 pages, 60 tables, 150 illustrations, and contributions from more than 20 expert practitioners in the world-wide application of S/S.

Stabilisation/Solidification of Contaminated Soil and Waste provides an invaluable reference source for anyone interested in S/S for the remediation of soil and treatment of waste.


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Weight 1157 g
Dimensions 240 × 168 × 33 mm

1 review for Stabilisation and Solidification of Contaminated Soil and Waste: Science and Practice

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dr Raj S. Singh

    ‘These two companion books presents an excellent combination of science and practice for the management of contaminated soil and waste by solidification and stabilization. The authoritative description of how s/s is carried out is easy to understand, and the complexities involved with this technology are simply explained.
    The organization of books into major sections covering the scientific ‘mechanisms’ underpinning s/s technology supported by the hands-on experience of the authors in managing problem soils and wastes, is exceptional. The integration of technology highlights, clear definitions and detailed case studies from World experts presents a ‘state of the art’ reference source for engineers, practitioners and regulators alike. The hundreds of case studies listed with key information on contaminants, volumes treated and the binder systems employed are a considerable reference resource in their own right.
    Overall, the set of books provide an excellent broad understanding of science behind s/s and its application to waste and soil. A must read!’

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