Heavy Metals in the Environment: Origin, Interaction and Remediation

Curatore: Heike Bradl
Anno: 2005
Rilegatura: Hardback
Pagine: 282 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 240 x 165 mm
Peso: 670 gr.
  • EAN: 9780120883813
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Excessive levels of heavy metals can be introduced into the environment, for example, by industrial waste or fertilizers. Soil represents a major sink for heavy metals ions, which can then enter the food chain via plants or leaching into groundwater. In Heavy Metal Ions in the Environment, the author looks at where heavy metals ions come from, how they interact with the environment and how they can be removed from the environment - by a process known as remediation. This book serves as a valuable addition to an increasingly important field of study, which is, at present, served by a limited number of archival texts.