Soil Biology

Bio-Geo Interactions in Metal-Contaminated Soils

Editors: Kothe, Erika, Varma, Ajit (Eds.)

  • Provides an overview of the current concepts
  • Includes tools for soil remediation
  • A valuable source of information for scientists in soil ecology, environmental sciences, microbiology, plant physiology and biogeosciences
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Metal contamination is an increasing ecological and eco-toxicological risk. Understanding the processes involved in metal mobilization, sorption and mineralization in soils are key features for soil bioremediation.

Following an introduction to the physical, chemical and biological components of contaminated soils, various chapters address the interactions of soil, microorganisms, plants and the water phase necessary to transfer metals into biological systems. These include topics such as potential hazards at mining sites; rare earth elements in biotic and abiotic acidic systems; manganese redox reactions; biomineralisation, uranium in seepage water; metal-resistant streptomycetes; mycorrhiza in re-forestation; metal (hyper)accummulation in plants; microbial metal uptake; and their potential for bioremediation.

This book will be of interest to soil biologists, geologists and chemists, researchers and graduate students, as well as consulting companies and small enterprises involved in bioremediation.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Contaminated Soil: Physical, Chemical and Biological Components

    Das, Aparajita (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Biogeosciences in Heavy Metal-Contaminated Soils

    Haferburg, Götz (et al.)

    Pages 17-34

  • The Role of Mineralogy and Geochemistry in Hazard Potential Assessment of Mining Areas

    Jianu, D. (et al.)

    Pages 35-79

  • Rare Earth Elements in Acidic Systems – Biotic and Abiotic Impacts

    Grawunder, Anja (et al.)

    Pages 81-97

  • Geomicrobial Manganese Redox Reactions in Metal-Contaminated Soil Substrates

    Lorenz, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 99-112

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eBook $219.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-42735-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bio-Geo Interactions in Metal-Contaminated Soils
Editors
  • Erika Kothe
  • Ajit Varma
Series Title
Soil Biology
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-23327-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-23327-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-23326-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42735-0
Series ISSN
1613-3382
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 426
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