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Biophysico-Chemical Processes of Heavy Metals and Metalloids in Soil Environments



Biophysico-Chemical Processes of Heavy Metals and Metalloids in Soil Environments

Antonio Violante (Editor), Pan Ming Huang (Editor), Geoffrey M. Gadd (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-17547-7 November 2007 512 Pages


Written by a multidisciplinary group of soil and environmental scientists, Biophysico-Chemical Processes of Heavy Metals and Metalloids in Soil Environments provides the scientific community with a critical qualitative and quantitative review of the fundamentals of the processes of pollutants in soil environments. The book covers pollutants' speciation, mobility, bioavailability and toxicity, and impacts on development of innovative restoration strategies. In addition, the development of innovative remediation strategies for polluted soils is covered.
A. Fundamentals on Biotic and Abiotic Interactions of Metals and Metalloids with Soil Components.

A.1 Impacts of Physicochemical-Biological Interactions on Metal and Metalloid Transformations in Soils: An Overview (P.M. Huang).

A.2 Transformation and Mobilization of Metals, Metalloids and Radionuclides by Microorganisms (G.M. Gadd).

A.3 Kinetics and Mechanisms of Sorption/Desorption in Soils: A Multi-Scale Assessment (M.J. Borda and D.L. Sparks).

A.4 Spectroscopic Techniques for Studying Metal-Humic Complexes in Soil (N. Senesi and E. Loffredo).

A.5 Factors Affecting the Sorption-Desorption of Trace Elements in Soil Environments (A.Violante, G.S.R. Krishnamurti and M. Pigna).

A.6 Modeling Adsorption of Metals and Metalloids by Soil Components (S. Goldberg and L. J. Criscenti).

B. Transformations and Dynamics of Metals and Metalloids as Influenced by Soil-Root-Microbe Interactions.

B.1 Biogeochemistry of Metals and Metalloids at the Soil-Root Interface (F. Hinsinger and F. Courchesne).

B.2 Biogeochemical Processes Controlling the Cycling of Arsenic in Soils and Sediments (S. Fendorf, M. Herbel, K. J. Tufano, and B. D. Kocar).

B.3 Microbial Oxidation and Reduction of Iron in the Root Zone and Influences on Metal Mobility (S. C. Neubauer, D. Emerson, and J. P. Megonigal).

B.4 The Complexity of Aqueous Complexation: The Case of Aluminum- and Iron(III)-Citrate (M.E. Essington).

C. Speciation, Mobility and Bioavailability of Metals and Metalloids and Restoration of Contaminated Soils.

C.1 Chemical Speciation and Bioavailability of Trace Metals (G.S.R. Krishnamurti and R. Naidu).

C.2 Fractionation and Mobility of Trace Elements in Soils and Sediments (P. S. Fedotov and M. Miró).

C.3 Sources and Mobility of Metallic Radionuclides in Soil Systems (S. Staunton, C-S. Haudin, G. Wang and G. Shaw).

C.4 Remediation of Metal Contaminated Soils: An Overview (M. Grafe and R. Naidu).

C.5 Phosphate-Induced Lead Immobilization in Contaminated Soils: Mechanisms, Assessment and Field Applications (R. Melamed and L.Q. Ma).

“Overall, this is a useful reference book for researchers and postgraduate students working in the area of metal/metalloid contamination in soil. Its strength is in environmental chemistry.”  (European Journal of Soil Science, 1 June 2009)

“The book is a comprehensive resource for environmental, agricultural, horticultural, and industrial researchers and scientists. It is also an excellent reference for regulators and practitioners in soil and environmental sciences and graduate students in related courses.” (APADE, 2009)

"This book is an important contribution to the literature on soil contamination by metals and its remediation." (Journal of Hazardous Materials, April 2008)

"It can be a very useful guide to the PhD students and scientists interests in environmental science and engineering, soil chemistry, mineralogy, biochemistry and microbiology as well as plant nutrition and physiology in relation with soil and biophysico-chemical processes." (Environmental Engineering and Management Journal)