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Title Environmental investigation and remediation : 1,4dioxane and other solvent stabilizers / Thomas K.G. Mohr ; with chapters by Julie A. Stickney and William H. DiGuiseppi.
Imprint Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, ©2010.


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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 520 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Dioxane -- Environmental aspects.
Stabilizing agents -- Environmental aspects.
Soil remediation.
Groundwater -- Pollution.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents 1. Historical Use of Chlorinated Solvents and Their Stabilizing Compounds -- 2. 1,4-Dioxane: Chemistry, Uses, and Occurrence -- 3. Environmental Fate and Transport of Solvent-Stabilizer Compounds -- 4. Sampling and Laboratory Analysis for Solvent Stabilizers -- 5. The Toxicology of 1,4-Dioxane / by Julie Stickney, Ph. D., DABT, Syracuse Research Corporation -- 6. Regulation and Risk Assessment of 1,4-Dioxane -- 7. Remediation Technologies / by William DiGuiseppi, AECOM Environment -- 8. Case Studies of 1,4-Dioxane Releases, Treatment, and Drinking Water Contamination -- 9. Forensic Applications for 1,4-Dioxane and Solvent Stabilizers -- 10. Regulatory Policy Implications of 1,4-Dioxane -- Appendix 1. Synopses of Selected Patents from the Art of Solvent Stabilization -- Appendix 2. Fate and Transport Properties of Solvent-Stabilizer Compounds -- Appendix 3. Compilation of Instrumental Parameters in Literature Studies of 1,4-Dioxane Analyses of Various Media.
Summary A ubiquitous, largely overlooked groundwater contaminant, 1,4-dioxane escaped notice by almost everyone until the late 1990s. While some dismissed 1,4-dioxane because it was not regulated, others were concerned and required testing and remediation at sites they oversaw. Drawing years of 1,4-dioxane research into a convenient resource, Environmental Investigation and Remediation: 1,4-Dioxane and other Solvent Stabilizers profiles the nature of 1,4-dioxane and several dozen other solvent stabilizer compounds. The author takes an approach he calls "contaminant archeology", i.e., reviewing the history of the contaminating chemical's use in the industrial workplace at the site of release and how those uses impart chemical characteristics to the waste that affects its fate and transport properties. The book examines the uses, environmental fate, laboratory analysis, toxicology, risk assessment, and treatment of 1,4-dioxane in extensive detail. It provides case studies that document the contaminant migration, regulation, treatment, and legal aspects of 1,4-dioxane releases. It also describes the controversy over interpretation of 1,4-dioxane's toxicology and associated risk, as well as the corresponding disparity in states' regulation of 1,4-dioxane. A final chapter examines the policy implications of emerging contaminants like 1,4-dioxane, with discussion of opportunities to improve the regulatory and remedial response to this persistent contaminant in the face of toxicological uncertainty. Mobility, persistence, and treatment challenges combine to make 1,4-dioxane a particularly vexing contaminant. It is more mobile than any other contaminant you are likely to find at solvent release sites. Filled with case studies, equations, tables, figures, and citations, the book supplies a wide range of information on 1,4-dioxane. It then provides passive and.
Active remediation strategies and treatment technologies for 1,4-dioxane in groundwater and provides you with the technical resources to help you decide which are appropriate for your site. For more information about Thomase Mohr and his book, go to
Other Author Stickney, Julie.
Diguiseppi, Bill.
Other Title Print version: Mohr, Thomas, 1959- Environmental investigation and remediation. Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, ©2010 9781566706629
Other Title 1,4dioxane and other solvent stabilizers