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Leak Prevention and Corrective Action Technology for Underground Storage Tanks - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780815511632, 9780815518198

Leak Prevention and Corrective Action Technology for Underground Storage Tanks

1st Edition

Author: A.C. Gangadharan
Hardcover ISBN: 9780815511632
eBook ISBN: 9780815518198
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 31st December 1988
Page Count: 448
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A guide to the entire process of installing and managing underground storage tanks, with a focus on preventing leaks, and what to do if a leak occurs.


Engineers, designers and managers of underground storage tanks.

Table of Contents

Part I û Leak Prevention

  1. Introduction Background Factors Affecting Leak Prevention
  2. Conclusions
  3. Recommendations
  4. Description of Underground Storage Tank Systems Tanks Piping Accessories Secondary Containment Discussion
  5. Design and Engineering Practices Properties of Products Mechanical Forces Corrosion Materials of Construction Codes and Standards State and Local Regulations Discussion
  6. Installation Techniques Tank Installation Secondary Containment System Installation Piping and Accessories Installation Discussion
  7. Operating Practices and Guidelines Overfill Prevention Transfer Spill Prevention Vapor Recovery Systems Leak Detection Discussion
  8. Corrective Actions Inspection Maintenance and Repair Retrofitting Tank System Closure Discussion References Appendix: Corrosion Prevention Corrosion Processes Factors That Affect External Corrosion in USTS Internal Corrosion Factors Corrosion Prevention References

Part II û Corrective Action Technology

  1. Introduction 1.1 Background 1.2 Objective
  2. Underground Storage Tank Design 2.1 Types of Underground Storage Tanks 2.2 Failure Modes
  3. Leak Detection and Environmental Assessment 3.1 Tank Monitoring 3.2 Contaminant Migration (Transport) Pathways 3.3 Initial Assessment of Extent of Release
  4. Corrective Action Response Process 4.1 Initial Corrective-Action Options 4.2 Permanent Corrective-Action Options 4.3 Risk Analysis
  5. Technology Profiles 5.1 Tank Removal, Abandonment, and Rehabilitation Removal/Excavation of Soil and Sediments 5.2 Onsite and Offsite Treatment and Disposal of Contaminants 5.3 Free Product Recovery 5.4 Ground-Water Recovery Systems 5.5 Subsurface Barriers 5.6 In Situ Treatment 5.7 Ground-Water Treatment 5.8 Vapor Migration Control, Collection and Treatment 5.9 Surface Water/Drainage Controls (EPA 1985a) 5.10 Restoration of Contaminated Water Supplies and Utility/Sewer Lines (EPA 1985a)
  6. Reference Matrix For Case Histories 6.1 Purpose of Case Histories 6.2 Case History Matrix References Appendix: Case Histories A.1 Case History A û Gasoline Pipeline, Glendale, California A.2 Case History B û Gasoline Pipeline, Ambler, Pennsylvania A.3 Case History C û Retail Gasoline Station, Genesee County, Michigan A.4 Case History D û Retail Gasoline Station, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania A.5 Case History E û U.S. Coast Guard Air Station, Traverse City, Michigan A.6 Case History F û Bulk Fuel Storage and Distribution Center A.7 Case History G û Midwestern Laboratory Facility A.8 Case History H û Chemical Pipeline A.9 Case History I û Biocraft Laboratories, Waldwick, New Jersey A.10 Case History J û Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corp., South San Jose, California

Part III û In Situ Biorestoration

  1. Introduction A. Importance of Ground Water Protection B. Universal Impact of Leaking Underground Storage Tanks C. Definition û Underground Storage Tanks (RCRA) D. Available Remedial Action Technology E. Subsurface Effects on Contaminant Mobility
  2. Remedial/Restoration Plume Management Techniques A. Physical Containment B. Hydrodynamic Controls C. Withdrawal and Treatment D. In Situ Physical and Chemical Treatment E. In Situ Biological Treatment F. Hydrologic Considerations and Mathematical Modeling of Biorestoration
  3. Institutional Limitations on Ground Water Pollution Control A. Scientific Understanding of the Nature of Released Products from Leaking Underground Storage Tanks B. Public Opinion C. Business Community Attitudes D. Environmental Interest Groups E. Government Agencies
  4. Research Needs for Optimized Remedial Techniques A. Evaluation of Effectiveness of Physical Containment Techniques B. Enhanced Vadose Zone Pollutant Removal Techniques C. Enhancement of Microbial Populations References


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About the Author

A.C. Gangadharan

Affiliations and Expertise

Foster-Wheeler Corporation, IL, USA

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