Environmental Geochemistry of Potentially Toxic Metals

Environmental Geochemistry of Potentially Toxic Metals
Author: Frederic R. Siegel
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9783540420309
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Geochemistry of Potentially Toxic Metals Book Excerpt:

The book focuses on heavy metals that have damaged the ecosystem Earth and its life forms. It characterizes natural and anthropogenic sources of pollutants, identifies physical, chemical and biological conditions that affect their ecosystem mobility. The book describes the pathways by which potentially toxic metals can access and concentrate to toxic levels in organisms. The text reviews the different environmental assessment, monitoring samples and analytical techniques used to determine how sample types bond the metals and hence affect their bioavailibility and bioaccumulation. Consideration is given to existing remediation methodologies and those being researched. Finally, the book emphasizes how pre-planning during project studies can result in the incorporation of technologies that will prevent or at least greatly alleviate the release of toxic metals to our living environment.

Concepts and Applications in Environmental Geochemistry

Concepts and Applications in Environmental Geochemistry
Author: Dibyendu Sarkar,Rupali Datta,Robyn Hannigan
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 778
Release: 2011-09-14
ISBN: 9780080549736
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concepts and Applications in Environmental Geochemistry Book Excerpt:

This volume is for environmental researchers and government policy makers who are required to monitor environmental quality for their environmental investigators and remediation plans. It uses concepts and applications to aid in the exchange of scientific information across all the environmental science disciplines ranging from geochemistry to hydrogeology and ecology to biotechnology. Focusing on issues such as metals, organics and nutrient contamination of water and soils, and interactions between soil-water-plants-chemicals, the book synthesizes the latest findings in this rapidly-developing, multi-disciplinary field. Cutting-edge environmental analytical methods are also presented, making this a must-have for professionals tasked with monitoring environmental quality. These concepts and applications help in decision making and problem solving in a single resource. *Integrative approach promotes the exchange of scientific information among different disciplines *New concepts and case studies make the text unique among existing resources *Tremendous practical value in environmental quality and remediation with an emphasis on human health and ecological risk assessment

Environmental Geochemistry

Environmental Geochemistry
Author: J. A. C. Fortescue
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1461260450
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Geochemistry Book Excerpt:

It is the policy of the federal Canadian Forestry Service to sponsor research initiatives from the private sector that are judged to be pertinent to its mandate and offer particular promise towards the optimal management of Canadian forest resources. This book is based on such an initiative. It represents the philosophy of the author himself and is in no way constrained by the views of the sponsoring agency. Over the past two decades Dr J. A. C. Fortescue has become well known at a number of research centers throughout the world. He has pioneered the approach to environmental understanding that is comprehensively developed in this text. The limitations of traditional compartmentalized approaches are depre cated and the case is made for a holistic rethinking of basic concepts and princi ples. Landscape Geochemistry is the disciplinary outcome that gives expression to this rethinking. It may be viewed as the minimum scale of conceptual approach necessary in the environmental sciences to solve present-day problems and to exploit future opportunities.

Environmental Geochemistry

Environmental Geochemistry
Author: Benedetto DeVivo,Harvey Belkin,Annamaria Lima
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 644
Release: 2017-09-18
ISBN: 044464007X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Geochemistry Book Excerpt:

Environmental Geochemistry: Site Characterization, Data Analysis and Case Histories, Second Edition, reviews the role of geochemistry in the environment and details state-of-the-art applications of these principles in the field, specifically in pollution and remediation situations. Chapters cover both philosophy and procedures, as well as applications, in an array of issues in environmental geochemistry including health problems related to environment pollution, waste disposal and data base management. This updated edition also includes illustrations of specific case histories of site characterization and remediation of brownfield sites. Covers numerous global case studies allowing readers to see principles in action Explores the environmental impacts on soils, water and air in terms of both inorganic and organic geochemistry Written by a well-respected author team, with over 100 years of experience combined Includes updated content on: urban geochemical mapping, chemical speciation, characterizing a brownsfield site and the relationship between heavy metal distributions and cancer mortality

Environmental Geochemistry in Tropical and Subtropical Environments

Environmental Geochemistry in Tropical and Subtropical Environments
Author: Luiz Drude de Lacerda,Ricardo Erthal Santelli,Jorge Joao Abrao,Egbert K. Duursma
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2004-02-09
ISBN: 9783540425403
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Geochemistry in Tropical and Subtropical Environments Book Excerpt:

Three symposia on environmental geochemistry in tropical countries, held in Niter6i, Brazil (1993), in Cartagena, Colombia (1996) and in Nova Friburgo, Brazil (1999), made it very clear that tropical geochemistry is of world standard and fast increasing in multi disciplinarily and impact on important geochemical paradigms. It has additionally strong links with the economy of tropical countries, such as mining and industrialisa tion and is in full development for treating environmental problems caused by human activities of urban or industrial origin. We must compliment Prof. Jorge Abriio and his colleagues in Brazil and Dr. Gloria Prieto and her colleagues in Colombia for these ini tiatives. The participation of respectively 180 and 150 scientists, coming from 15 different countries for the first and second symposia, has shown that a large interest exists for tropical environmental geochemistry. It also demonstrates the necessity to understand tropical environmental problems. The organisation of a large international symposium is not possible without the assistance of state and federal authorities, for which those of Brazil and Colombia have to be complimented. The 3rd Symposium on Environmental Geochemistry in Tropical Countries was the last of the series and was attended by 22 countries and 170 participants and treated a number of related environmental and economic problems.

Environmental Geochemistry in the Tropics

Environmental Geochemistry in the Tropics
Author: Julio Cesar Wasserman,Emmanoel V. Silva-Filho,Roberto Villas-Boas
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2006-04-10
ISBN: 3540696385
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Geochemistry in the Tropics Book Excerpt:

Held in 1993 in Niterói, Brazil, the first International Conference on Environmental Geochemistry in Tropical Countries established a starting point for this book. The book opens with a discussion of the points that arose during the closing session, summarised by Dr. E.K. Duursma: The Environment in the Tropics Remains Unknown. Most of the processes that occur in temperate environments turn out to be completely different in the tropics. This can already be seen in Chapter 3, where estimates of radionuclide transfer factors reach values considerably greater than in temperate areas. The utilisation of variables measured in temperate environments for modelling of the tropics can result in completely erroneous conclusions and, worse, inefficient remediation solutions.

Environmental Geochemistry

Environmental Geochemistry
Author: Heinrich D. Holland,B. Sherwood Lollar,Karl K. Turekian
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2005-06-04
ISBN: 9780080446431
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Geochemistry Book Excerpt:

The Treatise on Geochemistry is the first work providing a comprehensive, integrated summary of the present state of geochemistry. It deals with all the major subjects in the field, ranging from the chemistry of the solar system to environmental geochemistry. The Treatise on Geochemistry has drawn on the expertise of outstanding scientists throughout the world, creating the reference work in geochemistry for the next decade. Each volume consists of fifteen to twenty-five chapters written by recognized authorities in their fields, and chosen by the Volume Editors in consultation with the Executive Editors. Particular emphasis has been placed on integrating the subject matter of the individual chapters and volumes. Elsevier also offers the Treatise on Geochemistry in electronic format via the online platform ScienceDirect, the most comprehensive database of academic research on the Internet today, enhanced by a suite of sophisticated linking, searching and retrieval tools.

Environmental Geochemistry in Northern Europe

Environmental Geochemistry in Northern Europe
Author: Eelis Pulkkinen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 321
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Environmental geochemistry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Environmental Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits

The Environmental Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits
Author: Geoffrey S. Plumlee,Mark J. Logsdon,Lorraine H. Filipek
Publsiher: Pacific Section Society of economic
Total Pages: 632
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Environmental geochemistry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Environmental and Resources Geochemistry of Earth System

Environmental and Resources Geochemistry of Earth System
Author: Naotatsu Shikazono
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2015-01-05
ISBN: 4431549048
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental and Resources Geochemistry of Earth System Book Excerpt:

The Earth system consists of subsystems that include the atmosphere, hydrosphere (water), geosphere (rocks, minerals), biosphere, and humans. In order to understand these subsystems and their interactions, it is essential to clarify the mass transfer mechanism, geochemical cycle, and influence of human activity on the natural environment. This book presents fundamental theories (thermodynamics, kinetics, mass balance model, coupling models such as the kinetics-fluid flow model, the box model, and others) concerning mechanisms in weathering, formation of hydrothermal ore deposits, hydrothermal alteration, formation of groundwater quality, and the seawater system. The interaction between fluids (atmosphere, water) and solid phases (rocks, minerals) occurs both in low-temperature and also in high-temperature systems. This book considers the complex low-temperature cycle with the high-temperature cycle, a combination that has not been dealt with in previous books concerning Earth systems. Humanity is a small part of the biosphere; however, human activities greatly influence Earth’s surface environments (atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, soils, rocks). Thus, the influences of humans on other subsystems, particularly mass transfer in the deep underground geologic environment composed of host rocks and groundwater, are discussed in relation to high-level nuclear waste geologic disposal and CO2 underground sequestration—topics that have not been included in other books on environmental science.

Geochemistry

Geochemistry
Author: Tariq A. Altalhi,Rajender Boddula,Inamuddin,Mohd Imran Ahamed
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-03-17
ISBN: 1119710081
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geochemistry Book Excerpt:

This book aims to explore basic principles, concepts and applications of geochemistry. Topics include chemical weathering, impacts on living beings and water, geochemical cycles, oxidation and redox reactions in geochemistry, isotopes, analytical techniques, medicinal, inorganic, marine, atmospheric, and environmental applications, as well as case studies. This book helps in understanding the chemical composition of the earth and its applications. It also includes beneficial effects, bottlenecks, solutions, and future directions in geochemistry.

Applied Environmental Geochemistry

Applied Environmental Geochemistry
Author: Iain Thornton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 501
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Environmental Geochemistry Book Excerpt:

Principles of environmental geochemistry; Regional geochemical mapping and its application to environmental studies; Analytical methods in applied environmental geochemistry; Soils and plants and the geochemical environment; The chemical forms of trace metals in soils; Geochemistry and water quality; Microbial mediation of biogeochemical cycling of metals; Geochemistry applied to agriculture; Geochemistry and man: health and disease, essential elements, elements possibly essential, those toxic and others; Geomedicine in Scandinavia; Assessment of metal pollution in soils; Assessment of metal pollution in rivers and estuaries; Heavy metal contamination from base metal mining and smelting: implications for man and his environment; Health implications of coal development; Radioactivity in the environment.

Environmental Toxicology

Environmental Toxicology
Author: J Rose
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2014-04-21
ISBN: 1482287404
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Toxicology Book Excerpt:

Because our chemical environment affects our physical and mental well-being, it is a matter of increasing concern and is therefore attracting much research effort. This timely collection of essays highlights current developments in the field of environmental toxicology. Chapters analyze the carcinogenic, mutagenic, genotoxic, and neurotoxic effects of both anthropogenic and natural toxins in the soil, air, and water around us, as well as in our workplace and diet. The book also examines the effects of toxins on other organisms, as well as the techniques, policies, and management strategies employed in studying and controlling environmental pollutants. It will be an essential reference to a variety of personnel in environmental studies and public health.

Water rock Interactions Ore Deposits and Environmental Geochemistry

Water rock Interactions  Ore Deposits  and Environmental Geochemistry
Author: Roland Hellmann,Scott Alan Wood
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Environmental Health Perspectives

Environmental Health Perspectives
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Environmental health
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Trace Element Geochemistry in Health and Disease

Trace Element Geochemistry in Health and Disease
Author: Jacob Freedman
Publsiher: Geological Society of America
Total Pages: 118
Release: 1975-01-01
ISBN: 0813721555
Category: Environmentally induced diseases
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Environmental Mineralogy II

Environmental Mineralogy II
Author: D.J. Vaughan ,R.A. Wogelius
Publsiher: The Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2013-02-06
ISBN: 0903056321
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Mineralogy II Book Excerpt:

In a sense, all mineralogy is environmental mineralogy. However, the term environmental has come to be employed (particularly in combination with terms such as science, issue or problem) to refer to those systems at or near the surface of the Earth where the geosphere comes into contact with the hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere. This is, of course, the environment upon which the human race depends for survival and, hence, is now sometimes referred to as the critical zone. Those systems containing minerals that constitute the most important or key environments are considered here: soils, modern sediments, atmospheric aerosols, and the interior or exterior parts of certain micro- and macro-organisms. Particularly important are the roles that minerals play in processes that act over time to control or influence the environment at various scales of observation. Both pure systems and those contaminated as a result of human activity are considered. The objectives for this volume are to help to define the subject of environmental mineralogy, and to provide an initial source of information both for mineralogists and other scientists who wish to understand or work in this field. It was hoped that it might also provide a text for use by those teaching courses in the subject at advanced undergraduate or graduate student level.

Drainage Geochemistry

Drainage Geochemistry
Author: M. Hale,J.A. Plant
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 766
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN: 1483290468
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drainage Geochemistry Book Excerpt:

The considerable exploration success achieved by geochemistry over the last several decades - and still continuing - has provided both the basis and rationale for the Handbook of Exploration Geochemistry series, including Volume 6, Drainage Geochemistry in Mineral Exploration. With contributions from 25 experts of truly global professional experience in drainage geochemistry, this book is a thorough appraisal of the state of the art in the use of surface and sub-surface waters, stream and lake sediments, heavy minerals for mineral exploration in tropical rain forests, temperate glaciated terrains, mountain chains, arid deserts and regions of agricultural and industrial pollution. Additional attention is given to gold and uranium exploration, and to the growing role of drainage geochemistry as a multi-purpose environmental mapping technique with applications in human health studies, ore deposit modelling and pollution monitoring. It comprises 16 chapters, more than 250 figures and a bibliography of some 1600 references. This book is the most extensive and detailed single work on the principles and applications of drainage geochemistry in mineral exploration blending both theoretical considerations and practical implementations.

Low Temperature Geochemistry

Low Temperature Geochemistry
Author: Tu Guangzhi
Publsiher: VSP
Total Pages: 202
Release: 1996-12
ISBN: 9789067642309
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Low Temperature Geochemistry Book Excerpt:

Low-temperature geochemistry -- a 'hot topic' in geochemistry at present -- deals with geological and chemical processes and the geochemical evolution of elements in nature below 200C, including the geochemical behaviour of elements in the processes of their extraction, remobilization, transport and mineralization at room temperature and below 0C. This book focuses on the low-temperature geochemical behaviour of precious metals, REE, some individual dispersed elements and some non-metallic elements and their minergenesis at low-temperatures. The book deals with the following topics: 1) geochemistry of selected low-temperature deposits or prospects (horizons); 2) geochemistry of elements during diagenesis, buried metamorphism and low-grade metamorphism; 3) remobilization, transport and precipitation of some ore-forming elements under low-temperature conditions; 4) water/rock interactions in low-temperature open systems

Cadmium in the Environment

Cadmium in the Environment
Author: Mislin,Ravera
Publsiher: Birkhäuser
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-03-08
ISBN: 3034872380
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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