Environmental Science

Biogeodynamics of Pollutants in Soils and Sediments

Risk Assessment of Delayed and Non-Linear Responses

Editors: Salomons, Wim, Stigliani, William (Eds.)

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In the USA, Western and Central Europe, there are many large-scale polluted sites that are too large to be cleaned up economically with available technologies. The pollution is caused by mining activities, smelters and other heavy industries, not only to soils, but also to sediments in waterways and reservoirs. New sites are also being created with little concern for environmental protection. Since these areas are expected to remain polluted for many years, it is necessary to take a long-term view to insure that the capacity to retain the contaminants is not diminished and to understand the potential for large-scale contaminant mobilization at these sites triggered by changing environmental conditions. Therefore, the soil-sediment system as a dynamic entity can be described as biogeodynamics, since a full understanding of long-term changes requires the combination of the "geo" and "bio" sciences. This book provides information for predicting long-term changes and making risk assessments and describes the approach of geochemical engineering to handling large-scale polluted sites.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Long-term Strategies for Handling Contaminated Sites and Large-scale Areas

    Salomons, W.

    Pages 1-30

  • Microbiology of Soil and Sediments

    Doelman, P.

    Pages 31-52

  • Heavy Metal Retention by Soil Organic Matter under Changing Environmental Conditions

    Schulin, R. (et al.)

    Pages 53-85

  • Mobilization of Heavy Metals as Affected by pH and Redox Conditions

    Bourg, A. C. M. (et al.)

    Pages 87-102

  • Erosion and Transport of Pollutants from the Terrestrial to the Aquatic Environment

    Imeson, A. C.

    Pages 103-121

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Softcover $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biogeodynamics of Pollutants in Soils and Sediments
Book Subtitle
Risk Assessment of Delayed and Non-Linear Responses
Editors
  • Wim Salomons
  • William Stigliani
Series Title
Environmental Science
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-79418-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-79418-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-79420-9
Series ISSN
1431-6250
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 352
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations
Topics