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Elements and their Compounds in the Environment: Occurrence, Analysis and Biological Relevance, Three-Volume Set, 2nd, Completely Revised and Enlarged Edition

Elements and their Compounds in the Environment: Occurrence, Analysis and Biological Relevance, Three-Volume Set, 2nd, Completely Revised and Enlarged Edition

Ernest Merian (Editor), Manfred Anke (Editor), Milan Ihnat (Editor), Markus Stoeppler (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-30459-2

Mar 2004

1806 pages

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$1,185.00

Description

Since the last edition was published in 1991, the "Merian" has established itself as the standard reference on this topic, and remains unmatched in the breadth of material covered.
This new edition has 20 % more pages while being more clearly and concisely structured. New topical features are the focus on nutritional aspects and the coverage of further elements, including non-metals. The newly added chapters cover more than 15 essential elements, as well as some of environmental and nutritional importance. While many chapters of the previous edition have been practically rewritten to accommodate the rapid progress made in this field, all the contributions have been revised and updated to present the current state of knowledge.
As such, the handbook continues to provide detailed information on the environmental metals that influence the health of plants, animals and humans, with particular attention given to environmental and analytical chemistry, bioavailability, metabolic pathways and biological effects. It also delineates the problems related to waste, soils and wildlife as well as the risks caused by the increasing output of metals from industry and households.
It retains the proven features of the first edition, such as the extensive bibliography, numerous tables with useful data and a glossary of terms, and once again all the contributions were not only written but also reviewed by acknowledged and experienced experts. In total, international experts from 15 countries have pooled their knowledge and experience to create this ultimate resource.
Essential information for chemists, biologists, geologists, food scientists, toxicologists and physiologists involved in environmental research and remediation, risk assessment, food research and industrial hygiene.
Volume 1: General Aspects
Part I Element Distribution in the Environment
1 The Composition of Earth's Upper Crust, Natural Cycles of Elements, Natural Resources
2 Chemical Compounds in the Atmosphere
3 Deposition of Acids and Compounds
4 Macro Elements in Soil
5 Trace Elements in Soil
6 Elemental Loads and Accumulation in the Terrestrial Food Chain
7 Elements and Compounds in Waters and the Aquatic Food Chain
8 Elements and Compounds in Sediments
9 Elements and Compounds in Waste Materials
10 Elements and Compounds on Abandoned Industrial Sites
11 Elements and Compounds in Indoor Environments
12 From the Biological System of the Elements to Biomonitoring
Part II Effects of Elements in the Food Chain and on Human Health
1 Essential and Toxic Effects of Elements on Microorganisms
2 Essential and Toxic Effects of Macro-, Trace and Ultratrace Elements for Plants, Interactions and Requirements
3 Essential and Toxic Effects of Macro-, Trace and Ultratrace Elements for Animals
4 Essential and Toxic Effects of Macro-, Trace and Ultratrace Elements for Man
5 Metal and Ceramic Implants
6 Metallothioneins
7 Influence of Elements on DNA
8 Acute and Chronic Toxicity of Elements and Compounds
9 Mutagenicity, Carcinogenicity, Teratogenicity
10 Ecogenetics

Volume 2: Metals and Their Compounds
Part III Metals and Their Compounds
1 Alkali Metals : Lithium, Sodium, Potassium, Rubidium, Cesium
2 The Alkaline Earths: Beryllium, Magnesium, Calcium, Strontium, Barium
3 Aluminium
4 Antimony
5 Bismuth
6 Cadmium
7 Chromium
8 The Copper group: Copper, Silver , Gold
9 Gallium
10 Germanium
11 Hafnium
12 Indium
13 The Iron Group: Iron, Cobalt, Nickel
14 The Lanthanides
15 Lead [25]
16 Manganese
17 Mercury
18 Molybdenum
19 Niobium
20 Platinum-Group Metals
21 Tantalum
22 Thallium
23 Tin
24 Titanium
25 Tungsten
26 Actinides and Decay Products: Thorium, Uranium, Actinium & Protactinium & Transuranium Actinides
27 Vanadium
28 Yttrium
29 Zinc
30 Zirconium

Volume 3: Nonmetals and Particular Aspects
Part IV Nonmetals
1 Boron
2 Nitrogen
3 Silicon
4 Phosphorus
5 Sulfur
6 Arsenic
7 Selenium
8 Tellurium
9 Halogens: Fluorine, Chlorine, Bromine, Iodine
Part V Particular Aspects
1 Standard Setting and Risk Assessment in Human Exposure to Elements and Compounds
2 Analytical Chemistry of Element Determination (Non nuclear and Nuclear Techniques)
3 Analytical Chemistry of Speciation (Principles, Main Methods)
Part VI Supplementary Information
Glossary
Tables and other information
Index
Complete List of Contributors