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Nato Science Series: IV:

Advanced Science and Technology for Biological Decontamination of Sites Affected by Chemical and Radiological Nuclear Agents

Editors: Marmiroli, Nelson, Samotokin, Borys, Marmiroli, Marta (Eds.)

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Pollution of soils and waters by human activities is an important and widespread problem. This pollution by, organic and inorganic substances can affect individual organisms, human populations, and ecosystems, each in its own unique way. In particular former military installations, often used for weapons production and nuclear power plants represent a ongoing and substantial threat to environment and human health because of the specific pollutants that can be released: Solvents, explosives, fuels, radionuclides, heavy metals, and metalloids all have been identified in the environment around these installations. Remediation technologies for these contaminated sites have been developed based on conventional systems utilising physical and chemical treatments, such as excavation and incineration, pump-and-treat methods, ultraviolet oxidation, soil washing, etc. These approaches are usually very expensive, and can involve the removal of large amounts of soil or water, which often leads to resources depletion and limitation in the future utilisation of the site. Recently, new decontamination approaches, based on living organisms, in particular micro-organisms and plants, have been researched and developed as a more sustainable alternative because they have lower costs, reduced environmental impacts, and increased public acceptance. Development of biological decontamination techniques has been carried out in several laboratories and research institutions worldwide, and practical applications on contaminated sites have been recorded in several countries. In the USA and Canada several commercial companies have been utilizing these approaches for years, alongside conventional techniques, with great success:; a good examples can be found is in the U. S.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • RISK ASSESSMENT AND REMEDIATION OF MILITARY AND AMMUNITION SITES

    ANDRÉ GERTH, ANJA HEBNER

    Pages 45-57

  • MICROBIAL SYSTEMS FOR IN-SITU SOIL AND GROUNDWATER REMEDIATION

    L. DIELS, R. LOOKMAN

    Pages 61-77

  • PLANT TAXONOMY FOR PHYTOREMEDIATION

    STANISŁAW W. GAWRONSKI, HELENA GAWRONSKA

    Pages 79-88

  • DECHLORINATION OF CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS BY ZERO-VALENT IRON NANO-PARTICLES

    M. PUPEZA, M. CERNIK, M. GRECO

    Pages 111-118

  • FROM LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS TO LARGE SCALE APPLICATION – AN EXAMPLE OF THE PHYTOREMEDIATION OF RADIONUCLIDES

    PETR SOUDEK, ŠÁRKA VALENOVÁ, DAGMAR BENEŠOVÁ, et al.

    Pages 139-158

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advanced Science and Technology for Biological Decontamination of Sites Affected by Chemical and Radiological Nuclear Agents
Editors
  • Nelson Marmiroli
  • Borys Samotokin
  • Marta Marmiroli
Series Title
Nato Science Series: IV:
Series Volume
75
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5520-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5520-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5518-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5519-5
Series ISSN
1568-1238
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 258
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