Barriers, liners and cover systems for containment and control of land contamination (SP124)

ISBN: 978-0-86017-437-0

Author: K D Privett, S Matthews and R A Hodges

Number of pages: 280 (paperback)

Publisher: CIRIA

Date of Publication: January 1996

This invaluable technical resource document will be of interest to environmental engineers, contractors, consultants, project and development managers, land and building owners, central and local government, and other regulatory authorities. Effective treatment of contaminated land is imperative. One of the simplest means of dealing with contamination is to isolate it by constructing a physical containment structure. This book covers design criteria, theory and practice for the full range of physical barriers to contamination. It gives guidance on in-ground barriers, multi-layer cover systems and liners. Key words: pollution prevention, contaminated land, materials, materials technology.