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Environmental Geotechnology

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS

Environmental cycles – Natural cycles: oxygen cycle, nitrogen cycle, carbon cycle – Environmental imbalance: solid and liquid wastes – Petroleum contamination – Acid rain and acid drainage – Scrap wastes – Arid lands and deserts – Wetlands – Coastal margins – Soil erosion – Land subsidence – Birth of environmental geotechnology – Contaminated soils: identification, classification, permeability, electrical properties, shear strength, consolidation – Applications – Load–environment design criteria

22.1 INTRODUCTION

Environmental geotechnology is an interdisciplinary science which covers soil and rock and their interactions with various environmental cycles. This field has grown rapidly since ...

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