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Author Harris, Mark Anglin.

Title Geobiotechnological solutions to anthropogenic disturbances : a Caribbean perspective / Mark Anglin Harris.

Publication Info. Switzerland : Springer, 2016.

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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 430 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Environmental earth sciences, 2199-9155
Environmental earth sciences.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Abbreviations; Part I Open-Cast Mining: Some Problems and Solutions; Post-mining Nutrient Depletion of Bauxite Overburdens in Jamaica: Storage Methods or Subsoil Dilution?; Abstract ; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Nutrient Status and History; 1.2 Physical Effects; 1.3 Traditional Method in Jamaica Bauxite Mines; 2 Materials and Methods; 2.1 Study Site; 2.2 Top-Soils: Description and Analysis; 3 Results; 4 Conclusions; 5 Geobiotechnological Applications; References; Dust Reduction in Bauxite Red Mud Waste using Carbonation, Gypsum & Flocculation; Abstract.
1 Introduction1.1 Red Dust: Origin and Damages; 1.2 Drawbacks of Gypsum Treatment; 1.3 Dust Definitions; 1.4 Chemistry of Red Mud Dust; 1.5 Red Mud Dust Impacts; 1.6 Effects on Health; 1.7 St. Croix-Virgin Islands Red Mud Dust Hazards; 1.8 Particle Cementation; 1.9 Aim; 2 Materials and Methods; 2.1 Measuring Potential Wind-Blown Dust; 2.2 Flocculation Measurements by Wet-Sieving; 3 Results; 3.1 Clay Dislocation: 1st Submergence; 3.1.1 In De-ionized Water; 3.1.2 Non-deionized Water; 3.1.3 Clay Dislocation: 2nd Submergence; 3.1.4 Aggregate Stability; 3.1.5 Stability in Stagnant Water.
3.1.6 Stability in Moving Water4 Discussion; 4.1 Fine-Particle Dislocation; 4.2 Natural Flushing; 5 Conclusions; 6 Geotechnical Applications; References; Fragility and Bearing Capacity of Gray Shales in North-Eastern Jamaica After Landslips: Origins, and Implications for Open-Cut Mines; Abstract ; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Antecedent Rainfall; 1.2 Weathering and Mass Movements in Humid Tropics; 1.3 Weathering of Shale (Review); 1.4 Shallow Landslips, Trade Winds and Pore Pressure; 1.5 Implications of Slope Cuts; 1.6 Slip Surfaces; 1.7 Study Area: North-Eastern Jamaica.
1.8 Mobility and Morphology of the Landslip1.9 Aim; 2 Method; 2.1 Rock Tests; 2.2 Drop Impact Test; 2.3 Unit Weight Determination; 2.4 Rate of Slaking; 2.5 Expansion and Contraction; 2.6 Particle Settling Velocity; 3 Results and Discussion; 3.1 Drop Impact Test (Counted Number of Impacts: CNI); 3.2 Rate of Slaking; 3.3 Unit Weight Determination (UWD); 3.4 Particle Settling Velocity; 4 Conclusions; 5 Geotechnical Applications; 5.1 Tegucigalpa, Honduras: Role of Antecedent Rainfall and Human Interference.
5.2 The Potentially Rapid Weathering and Slaking of Shales Require Safety Precautions Where the Cutting of Slopes Increases the Frequency of LandslipsReferences; Part II Mine Waste: Utilization and Recycling; Hydrocarbon-Contamination of Soils Around a Trinidadian Pitch Lake: Red Muds as a Resistance to Potential Soil Toxicants; Abstract ; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Inorganic Approach; 1.2 Organic Approach; 1.3 Aim and Hypothesis; 2 Materials and Method; 2.1 Site Details; 2.2 Soil Sampling; 2.3 Water Repellence Determination; 2.4 Dispersion and Hydraulic Conductivity; 2.5 Bauxite Waste Treatments.
Summary This book uses a problem-and-solution approach to environmental remediation in mining, including the environmentally sustainable utilization of waste materials from the mining industry. It largely comprises articles published in Springer journals, which have been thoroughly revised and extended. The volume discusses specific problem areas from relevant Caribbean locations and is supplemented by a large number of data and illustrations. It provides an overview of geotechnical and microbial solutions to prevent post-mining deterioration in this area.
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Subject Soil remediation -- Caribbean Area.
Soil pollution -- Caribbean Area.
Anthropogenic soils -- Caribbean Area.
Water supply & treatment.
Waste management.
Economic geology.
Pollution control.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- General.
Anthropogenic soils.
Soil pollution.
Soil remediation.
Caribbean Area.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Harris, Mark. Geobiotechnological solutions to anthropogenic disturbances. First edition 2016. [Place of publication not identified] : Springer, 2016 331930464X (OCoLC)936532669
ISBN 9783319304656 (electronic bk.)
3319304658 (electronic bk.)
9783319304649 (print)
331930464X (print)