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Heavy Metals in Soils

Trace Metals and Metalloids in Soils and their Bioavailability

Series: Environmental Pollution, Vol. 22

Alloway, Brian J. (Ed.)

3rd ed. 2013, XVIII, 614 p.

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  • Completely rewritten third edition presents a wider scope with expanded coverage
  • Provides comprehensive information on 21 heavy metals and metalloids
  • Covers latest developments in critical loads modelling

This book covers the general principles of the occurrence, analysis, soil chemical behaviour and soil-plant-animal aspects of heavy metals and metalloids, followed by more detailed coverage of 21 elements: antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, gold, lead, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, selenium, silver, thallium, tin, tungsten, uranium, vanadium and zinc.

This third edition of the book has been completely rewritten by mainly new authors and is now divided into three sections:

 1: Basic Principles 

2: Key Heavy Metals and Metalloids

3: Other Heavy Metals and Metalloids of Potential Environmental Significance

 The scope has been widened with four new chapters in Section 1 dealing with toxicity in soil organisms, soil-plant relationships, heavy metals and metalloids as micronutrients for plants and/or animals, and the modelling of critical loads of heavy metals for use in risk assessment and environmental legislation.

This book will be of great value to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, research scientists and professionals in environmental science, soil science, geochemistry, agronomy, environmental health and environmental engineering, including specialists responsible for the management and clean-up of contaminated land.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Environmental toxicology - Heavy metal pollution - Heavy metalloids - Heavy metals - Heavy metals in soils

Related subjects » Geochemistry - Monitoring & Environmental Analysis - Plant Sciences - Pollution and Remediation - Soil Science

Table of contents 

Preface.- Contributors.- List of Abbreviations.- Section 1: Basic Principles: Introduction.-Sources of Heavy Metals and Metalloids in Soils.- Chemistry of Heavy Metals and Metalloids in Soils.- Methods for the Determination of Heavy Metals and Metalloids in Soils.- Effects of Heavy Metals and Metalloids on Soil Organisms.- Soil-Plant Relationships of Heavy Metals and Metalloids.- Heavy Metals and Metalloids as Micronutrients for Plants and Animals.-Critical Loads of Heavy Metals for Soils.- Section 2:  Key Heavy Metals And Metalloids: Arsenic.- Cadmium.- Chromium and Nickel.- Cobalt and Manganese.- Copper.-Lead.- Mercury.- Selenium.- Zinc.- Section 3: Other Heavy Metals And Metalloids Of Potential Environmental Significance: Antimony.- Barium.- Gold.- Molybdenum.- Silver.- Thallium.- Tin.- Tungsten.- Uranium.- Vanadium.- Glossary of Specialized Terms.- Index.

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