This book offers various soil and water treatment technologies due to increasing global soil and water pollution. In many countries, the management of contaminated land has matured, and it is developing in many others. Topics covered include chemical and ecological risk assessment of contaminated sites; phytomanagement of contaminants; arsenic removal; selection and technology diffusion; technologies and socio-environmental management; post-remediation long-term management; soil and groundwater laws and regulations; and trace element regulation limits in soil. Future prospects of soil and groundwater remediation are critically discussed in this book. Hence, readers will learn to understand the future prospects of soil and ground water contaminations and remediation measures.
Discusses conventional and novel aspects of soil and groundwater remediation technologies.
Includes new monitoring/sensing technologies for soil and groundwater pollution.
Features a case study of remediation of contaminated sites in the old, industrial, Ruhr-area, Germany.
Highlights soil washing, soil flushing, and stabilization/solidification.
Presents information on emerging contaminants that exhibit new challenges.
This book is designed for undergraduate and graduate courses and can be used as a handbook for researchers, policy makers and local governmental institutes. Soil and Groundwater Remediation Technologies: A Practical Guide is written by a team of leading global experts in the field.
Dr. Yong Sik Ok (2018 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher) is a Full Professor in the Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea. He also served a number of positions worldwide including Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia, Visiting Professor at the Tsinghua University, China, Adjunct Professor at the University of Wuppertal, Germany and Guest Professor at the Ghent University Global Campus, Ghent University, Belgium. Prof. Ok held Visiting Professorships in the Department of Renewable Resources (University of Alberta), in the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering (Ghent University), in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (National University of Singapore).
Prof. Ok's academic background covers waste management, bioavailability of emerging contaminants, and bioenergy and value-added products such as biochar. Prof. Ok also has experience in fundamental soil science and remediation of various contaminants in soils and sediments. Together with graduate students and colleagues, Prof. Ok has published over 600 research papers, 38 of which were ranked as Web of Science ESI top papers (34 nominated as "Highly Cited Papers" and 4 nominated as "Hot Paper").
Prof. Ok maintains a worldwide professional network through his service as a Co-Editor-in-Chief for Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, and Associate Editor for Environmental Pollution and Bioresource Technology, and as a Member of the Editorial Boards of Chemosphere, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis and several other top journals in the field. Prof. Ok is the founding chair and organizer of many internationally leading conferences, such as The 20th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment (ICHMET 2020, Korea) and The 9th International Conference on Geochemistry in the Tropics & Sub-Tropics (GEOTROP 2019, Australia).
Dr. Jörg Rinklebe is a Full Professor for Soil- and Groundwater-Management at the University of Wuppertal, Germany. His main research is on wetland soils, sediments, waters, plants, and their pollutions (trace elements and nutrients) and linked biogeochemical issues with a special focus in redox chemistry. He also has a certain expertise in remediation of toxic elements contaminated soils and soil microbiology. Professor Rinklebe is internationally recognized particularly for his research in the areas of biogeochemistry of trace elements in wetland soils. He published plenty of scientific papers in leading international and national journals, two books entitled "Trace Elements in Waterlogged Soils and Sediments" (2016) and "Nickel in Soils and Plants" (2018) as well as numerous book chapters. He is serving as Co-Editor in Chief of the international journal Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology (CREST) and Associate Editor Environmental Pollution and as guest editor of the international journals Environment International, Chemical Engineering Journal, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Science of the Total Environment, Chemosphere, Journal of Environmental Management, Applied Geochemistry, and Environmental Geochemistry and Health. Also, he is member on serval editorial boards (Ecotoxicology, Geoderma, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, Archive of Agronomy and Soil Science) and reviewer for many international journals.
Dr. Deyi Hou is an associate professor for groundwater and soil environment at the Tsinghua University. His main research interests are Green and sustainable remediation technologies for the cleanup of contaminated soil and groundwater; synthesis of green and innovative materials for environmental remediation: biochar, nano-material, controlled release material and groundwater contaminant transport modeling and sampling optimization, non-equilibrium transport of chlorinated organics. He published number of scientific papers in international and national journals as well as several book chapters. He is an editor, associate editor, editorial board member and guest editor in several international journals including Science of the Total Environment, Remediation Journal, Chemosphere and International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Dr. Daniel Tsang is an associate professor for civil and environmental engineering at the Hong Kong Plytechnic University. His main research is on real-life environmental challenges in the regional context. Main research topics are the value-added utilization of CO2 gas, food waste, wood waste, plastic waste, agro-waste, and sludge; environmental assessment and green remediation of contaminated soil/sediment; and stormwater harvesting and industrial wastewater treatment for the actualization of resilient water cycles. He is author or co-author of about 300 publications in international journals, 11 chapters in books and more than 150 contributions to international congresses. He serves as an editor, associate editor, editorial board member, subject editor and guest editor in several international journals including Chemosphere, Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, Environmental Geochemistry and Health and Journal of Soils and Sediments. Dr. Filip M.G. Tack is professor in biogeochemistry of trace elements. He is head of the Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Applied Ecochemistry of Ghent University. Recent research topics include the study of the occurrence, chemical speciation and behavior of trace metals in riparian zones and dredged sediment disposal sites, treatment of waste water using plant-based systems, and management/remediation of moderate metal contamination using phytoremediation and phytostabilization. He is author or co-author of about 195 publications in international journals, 14 chapters in books and more than 230 contributions to international congresses. He is an associate editor of The Science of the Total Environment, Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science and Environmental Geochemistry and Health and served as a guest editor for several top journals.
Overview of Soil and Groundwater Remediation. Emerging Contaminants in Soil and Groundwater. Chemical and Ecological Risk Assessment of Contaminated Sites. Phytomanagement of Contaminants in Soil and Groundwater. Layered Double Hydroxides for Soil and Groundwater Remediation. Arsenic Removal in Soil and Groundwater. Groundwater Remediation using Iron Nanoparticles. Microbiological Interfacial Behaviors in Removal of PAHs from Soil and Water. Remediation of Soil and Groundwater Contaminated with Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). Sequestering Agents for Remediation of Contaminated Sediments. Soil Washing. Soil Flushing. Stabilization/Solidification (S/S). Permeable Reactive Barrier (PRB). Air Sparging. New Technologies for Soil and Groundwater Remediation. New Monitoring/Sensing Technologies for Soil and Groundwater Pollution. Case Study of Remediation of Contaminated Sites in the Old Industrial Ruhr-Area, Germany. Remediation Technologies Selection and Technology Diffusion. Sustainable Remediation Technologies and Socio-Environmental Management. Post-remediation Long Term Management of Contaminated Sites. Soil and Groundwater Law and Regulations. Trace Element Regulation Limits in Soil.