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Editors: Anton N. Dubois
Book Description:
Soil contamination is the presence of man-made chemicals or other alteration in the natural soil environment. This type of contamination typically arises from the rupture of underground storage tanks, application of pesticides, percolation of contaminated surface water to subsurface strata, leaching of wastes from landfills or direct discharge of industrial wastes to the soil. The most common chemicals involved are petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, pesticides, lead and other heavy metals. This occurrence of this phenomenon is correlated with the degree of industrialization and intensity of chemical usage.

The concern over soil contamination stems primarily from health risks, both of direct contact and from secondary contamination of water supplies. Mapping of contaminated soil sites and the resulting cleanup are time consuming and expensive tasks, requiring extensive amounts of geology, hydrology, chemistry and computer modeling skills.

This new book presents the latest research from around the world.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Advances in the Aluminum Toxicity and Tolerance of Plants for Increased Productivity in Acid Soils, pp.1-42
(Hideaki Matsumoto, Okayama University, Japan, Mayandi Sivaguru, Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

Chapter 2. Recent developments in the determination, fractionation and speciation analysis of aluminium by spectrochemical analytical methods and computer modelling, pp. 43-72
(Peter Matúš, Jana Kubová, Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Geological Institute, Slovakia)

Chapter 3. Soil Contamination: From Large to Small Scale, pp. 73-84
(Francisco Martín, María Diez, Soil Science Department, University of Granada, Spain, Mariano Simón, Soil Science Department, University of Almería, Spain)

Chapter 4. Soil Pollution From an Acidic Sulphate Spill, pp. 85-104
(C. Dorronsoro, M. Díez, F. Martín, Departamento Edafología y Química Agrícola, Universidad de Granada, Spain)

Chapter 5. Spatio-Temporal Modeling of the Dust Emissions from an Opencast Coal Mining Area, pp. 105-120
(Lubos Matejicek, Institute for Environmental Studies, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Natural Science, Zbynek Janour, Institute of Thermomechanics, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)

Chapter 6. Using Molasses for Stimulation of the Degradative and Activities of the Microbial Community in Soil Contaminated with Oil Shale Liquid Fuel, pp. 121-138
(E. Dubrovskaya, E. Pleshakova, O. Turkovskaya, Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants and Microorganisms, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)

Chapter 7. Remediation of contaminated soil by application of modified cyclodextrins, pp. 139-152
(Takeshi Furuta, Shintaro Sakamoto, Tze Loon Neoh, Department of Biotechnology, Tottori University, Japan and Hidefumi Yoshii)

Chapter 8. Hydrocarbon and Heavy Metal Contamination in Wetland Soils: Current Status and Remediation Techniques, pp. 153-172
(Maria E. Hernandez, Environmental Biotechnology Unit.Institute of Ecology, Mexico)

Chapter 9. Implications of Historic Soil Pollution for Floodplain Renaturation Concepts, pp. 173-187
(Thomas Raab, Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany, Kerstin Hürkamp, Jörg Völkel, Technical University Munich, Germany)

Chapter 10. Soil Disbalance Factors and Nostoc Commune, pp. 189-199
(Kondakova L.V., Domracheva L.I., Pegushina О.А., Biomonitoring Laboratory of the Komi scientific centre Biology Institute
of the Ural Department of the Academy of Sciences)


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   Pages: 215 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-144-9
   Status: AV
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