Permafrost Environmental Consulting (PEC)
Pipelines in Permafrost and Freezing Ground Engineering Resource Library and Database Indexes Data Modules for Geotechnical and Geothermal Engineering of Infrastructure in Cold Climates

PERMAFROST ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING: PRODUCTS

Contaminants in Freezing Ground and Permafrost Terrain

By Thomas L. White

The timely release of the twelve-volume book set and CD-ROM containing Dr. White’s Contaminated Arctic Soils Database provides engineers and geoscientists working in universities, research institutes, corporations, government and regulatory bodies with the tools necessary to carry out an in-depth examination of the behaviour of contaminants in freezing soils and permafrost-affected soils.

The Environmental Resource Library details the fundamental behaviour and modification of physical, chemical and hydrological properties of freezing soils and permafrost-affected soils (Cryosols) by a wide range of organic and inorganic contaminants. The resource library provides the user with additional insights into

  • the thermodynamic properties of Arctic and Antarctic cold climate soils
  • contaminants at airports, oil and gasfacilities, mining sites, military sites, landfillsand impoundments in cold climates
  • the nature of contaminant hydrology with case studies for assessment
  • strategies for contaminated site management
  • technologies and remediation procedures

For further information, please contact Dr. White by email white@permafrost.ca or by calling direct 613-746-2324.

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Pipelines in Freezing Ground and Permafrost Terrain

By Thomas L. White

The timely release of the fourteen-volume book set provides engineers and geoscientists working in research institutes, corporations, governments and regulatory bodies with an in-depth examination of the interdependence between cold climate and infrastructure and the behaviour of freezing soils and permafrost-affected soils

The Engineering Resource Library provides the user with additional insights into intricate concepts such as

  • Soil strain and soil creep
  • Hydrological and micro-morphological properties
  • Frost heave and frost bulb growth
  • Thaw consolidation and pipeline relaxation
  • Pressure in freezing soils
  • Bending stresses in buried pipelines
  • Uplift resistance of pipelines in permafrost

The Library may be equipped with a suite of program modules and databases.

For further information, please contact Dr. White by email white@permafrost.ca or by calling direct 613-746-2324.

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Program Modules for Geotechnical and Geothermal Engineering of Infrastructure in Cold Climates

Permafrost Environmental Consulting is pleased to announce the immediate release of its suite of eight Program Modules. These Program Modules will enable engineers and geoscientists to examine the interdependence between cold climate infrastructure (e.g., buried pipelines) and the behaviour of freezing soils and permafrost-affected soils, and to develop, test, calibrate, and verify numerical models of frost heave and thermodynamic processes.

Developed from the six databases produced from 12 years of full-scale physical modelling of pipelines in freezing ground and permafrost, the Program Modules allow the user to evaluate different aspects of frost heave attributed to differences in the properties of the soil, differences in the thermal transition between perennially frozen and seasonally frozen soil, and different hydrological conditions.


Program Modules
Soil Strain and Soil Creep
Frost Heave and Frost Bulb Modelling
Thaw Consolidation and Pipeline Relaxation
Pressure in Freezing Soils and Permafrost Affected Soils
Stress Development in Buried Cold Climate Infrastructure
Uplift Resistance of Infrastructure in Permafrost Affected Soils
Hydrological Properties of Freezing Soils and Permafrost Affected Soils
Micro structural Analysis of Frost Susceptible Soils and Permafrost Affected Soils

For further information, please contact Dr. White by email white@permafrost.ca or by calling direct 613-746-2324.

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