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Soil Contamination Research Trends
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Editors: Javier B. Domínguez
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 book presents the latest research from around the world in this field.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 - Complementary Approaches for Using Ecotoxicity Data in Soil Pollution Evaluation: Risk Based Versus Direct Toxicity Assessments; pp. 1-50
(M.D. Fernandez, J.V. Tarazona, Laboratory for Ecotoxicology, Department of the Environment, INIA)

Chapter 2 - Validated Approaches to Restoring the Health of Ecosystems Affected by Soil Pollution; pp. 51-72
(Ana J. Hernández, Departamento de Ecología, Universidad de Alcalá Madrid, J. Pastor, Departamento de Ecología de Sistemas, CCMA, CSIC, Madrid)

Chapter 3 - The Impact of Long Term Heavy Metal Contamination on Bacterial Communities in Metallophytic Grassland Soils; pp. 73-107
(Stephen P. Cummings, Lisa Bamborough, School of Applied Sciences, University of Northumbria, UK)

Chapter 4 - Containation of Vineyard Soils with Fungicide-Derived Copper; pp. 109-117
(Michael Komárek, Department of Agrochemistry and Plant Nutrition
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic, Vladislav Chrastný, Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemistry Teaching, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic)

Chapter 5 - Soil pollution and response of microorganisms to oxidative stress; pp. 119-141
(Bystrik Polek)

Chapter 6 - Construction of an efficient bioremediation system for petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated soils using specific hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria and bacterial biomass monitoring; pp. 143-160
(Kouta Hatayama, Yuri Sakihama, Yoshiki Matsumiya, Department of Bioscience and Technology, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Japan)

Chapter 7 - Heavy metals in Mediterranean soils; pp. 161-176
(J. Navarro Pedreño, I. Gómez, M.B. Almendro Candel, Departamento de Agroquímica y Medio Ambiente, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Spain)

Chapter 8 - The Role of Natural Self-Purification Processes in In-Stream on Site Clean-up Activities; pp. 177-201
(Anatoliy I. Fisenko, ONCFEC, Canada)

Chapter 9 - Use of plant bioassays for the detection of genotoxic compounds in soils; pp. 203-215
(Miroslav Mišík, S. Knasmueller, Medical University of Vienna, Austria, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, Armen Nersesyan, Medical University of Vienna, Austria, Katarína Mišíková, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia)

Chapter 10 - Statistical approaches to establish background values of potentially toxic elements; pp. 217-234
(Micó C., Recatalá L., Sánchez J., Land Use Planning Department, Desertification Research Centre-CIDE, University of Valencia, Spain)


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-319-1
   Status: AV
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