|Geotechnical Aspects of Landfill Design and Construction||
Geotechnical Aspects of Landfill Design and Construction
|214.30||approx. 7-9 days|
For senior/graduate level or professional training courses in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.
This text addresses landfill design and construction issues in a comprehensive manner. It does this by focusing on all elements of a landfill from design to completion. The text also looks at actual, state-of-the-art construction procedures in a step-by-step manner. This is accomplished with carefully selected design equations and examples, diagrams, tables, and homework problems.
Introduces students and professionals to an in-depth overview of municipal and industrial waste disposal and key elements of landfill establishment; provides students and professional with up-to-date industry topics; and addresses the overall theory involved in the successful siting, design and construction of a landfill project.
Helps students and professionals appreciate the importance of solid waste properties that are very different and more complex than the properties of soils; and permits students and professionals to readily find comprehensive information that may be encountered in the engineering field.
Presents students and professionals with extensive coverage on potential problems that affect landfill performance; and provides decision-making and problem-solving techniques.
Provides students and professionals with the basic concepts and useful tools that can be used to solve current controversial equivalency problems for various alternative liner designs.
Exposes students and professionals to significant topics not found in any other book of its kind; and introduces students and professionals to step-by-step design methods to design an integrated landfill gas collection system.
Enables students and professionals to see a complete picture regarding landfill stability analysis and understand the factors affecting landfill stability in different stages and interaction with respect to soil, waste, and various geosynthetic materials.
Gives students and professionals a solid foundation in the fundamentals of design of lateral and vertical landfill expansion projects; and keeps students and professionals at all levels up-to-date with recent development trends in the landfill engineering field.
Looks beyond containment alone to explain how landfill contents can be managed to reduce their toxicity and also describes a variety of beneficial postclosure uses of landfills.
Introduces students and professionals to the details of construction procedures and specifications, construction quality assurance and quality control procedures, methodology of field tests, and requirements of regulatory agencies.
Shows students and professionals how to solve problems step-by-step, and provides students and professionals with powerful tools to understand and solve practical and complex landfill design problems.
Helps students and professionals to master and apply the learned knowledge and skills so that they can better understand the subject matter.
Enriches and reinforces students and professionals learning endeavor; affords students and professionals more drill and practice; and increases their motivation to understand.
Gives students and professionals more of real-world perspective, and up-to-date information on the skills practitioners need to be successful in an increasingly competitive environment, making the job they are preparing for more real and the material they are studying more relevant.
(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Problems and References.)
This book, intended for professionals or students taking a course on geoevironmental engineering, addresses landfill design and construction issues in a comprehensive manner. It does this by focusing on all elements of a landfill, from design to completion. The book also looks at actual, state-of-the-art construction procedures in a step-by-step manner, including carefully selected design equations and examples, diagrams, tables, and homework problems.
Xuede Qian is currently a statewide Geotechnical Engineering Specialist with the Waste Management Division, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in hydraulic and geotechnical engineering from Hohai University Nanjing, China, and the Ph.D. degree in geotechnical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is also an adjunct faculty member with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, with responsibility for teaching a senior/graduate level course on landfill design and construction. He has been actively involved in landfill engineering research and has participated in many landfill design, construction, and remediation projects during the past decade. Dr. Qian has authored numerous technical papers in the geotechnical and geoenvironmental fields. His professional experiences include work for universities, regulatory agencies, and consulting firms.
Robert M. Koerner is currently an H. L. Bowman Professor of Civil Engineering with Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from Drexel University and the Ph.D. degree in geotechnical engineering from Duke University. He is an Honorary Member of the ASCE and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Koerner is the co-author of the first book on geotextiles and has authored or coauthored more than 300 papers on geosynthetics in major engineering journals and for national and international conference proceedings. His latest effort is the fourth edition of the textbook entitled Designing with Geosynthetics. As Director of the Geosynthetic Research Institute, his activities involve all aspects of waste disposal, but focus particularly on the liner and cover containment systems.
Donald H. Gray is a Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees and the Ph.D. degree in geological and civil engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. His areas of expertise include slope stability and erosion control, engineering properties of solid waste materials, the transport of leachate through landfill liners (under combined advection/diffusion), and containment strategies for landfilled wastes. He has authored numerous technical papers and lectured extensively at training workshops and short courses dealing with geotechnical aspects of waste disposal in the ground. He has served as the organizer and chairman of two ASCE specialty conferences on geotechnical engineering of land disposal. Dr. Gray is also the principal author of two well-regarded reference books on biotechnical and soil bioengineering slope stabilization.