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Heavy Metals in the Environment: Origin, Interaction and Remediation

Edited by Heike Bradl 
Academic Press  March 2005  


Hardback  282 pp  ISBN 9780120883813      £95.00
  • Includes comprehensive coverage of heavy metal ions in the environment
  • Is practical and easy to read
  • Is suitable for students and researchers in environmental science and environmental or chemical engineering
Excessive levels of heavy metals can be introduced into the environment, for example, by industrial waste or fertilizers. Soil represents a major sink for heavy metals ions, which can then enter the food chain via plants or leaching into groundwater. In Heavy Metal Ions in the Environment, the author looks at where heavy metals ions come from, how they interact with the environment and how they can be removed from the environment by a process known as remediation. This book serves as a valuable addition to an increasingly important field of study, which is, at present, served by a limited number of archival texts.

Readership: Graduate students and postgraduate/academic researchers in environmental science and environmental/chemical engineering.

Contents

CHAPTER 1: SOURCES AND ORIGINS OF HEAVY METALS
1. Introduction
2. Heavy Metals in Rocks and Soils
3. Heavy Metals in Water and Groundwater
4. Heavy Metals in the Atmosphere
5. Anthropogenic Sources of Heavy Metals

CHAPTER 2: INTERACTION OF HEAVY METALS
1. Analytical Procedures for the Detection of Heavy Metals (U. Kramar)
2. Biogeochemical Processes regulating Heavy Metal Mobility
3. Ecotoxicological Effects of Heavy Metals
4. Individual Behaviour of Selected Heavy Metals

CHAPTER 3: REMEDIATION TECHNIQUES
1. Introduction
2. Physical Remediation Techniques
3. Chemical Remediation Techniques
4. Phytoremediation of Heavy Metals (H.B. Bradl)

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