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Environmental Separation of Heavy Metals

Engineering Processes, 1st Edition

Edited by Arup K. SenGupta

CRC Press

396 pages

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Hardback: 9781566768849
pub: 2001-09-26
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This new book explains advanced and emerging technologies for removing heavy metals from wastestreams and contaminated sites. Separation processes of this type are critical for meeting stringent regulations of priority pollutants, especially arsenic, mercury, and lead, which the text treats in depth. After explaining the chemistry of heavy metals and their transport in various media, the work offers a comprehensive analysis of strategies for separating metals from groundwater, wastewater, contaminated soils, and industrial sludges.

Both the basics and the applications of techniques such as ion-exchange, specialized sorbents, novel membranes, advanced precipitates, and electrokinetic processes are presented with a view to current use and potential for future applications such as resource reuse. Information in this volume enables engineers and other investigators to adapt and select the best means to remove and, in certain instances, recover heavy metals.

Table of Contents

Principles of Heavy Metals Separation: An Introduction, Arup K. SenGupta

Adsorption of Elemental Mercury by Virgin and Impregnated Activated Carbon, Radisav D. Vidic

Trace Heavy Metal Separation by Chelating Ion Exchangers, Sukalyan SenGupta, Arup K. SenGupta

Elimination of Heavy Metals from Wastewaters by Magnetic Technologies, Matthias Franzreb, James H.P. Watson

Polyelectrolyte Enhanced Removal of Heavy Metals from Soils and Other Solids, Barbara F. Smith, Thomas W. Robison, Nancy N. Sauer

Case Studies for Immobilizing Toxic Metals with Iron Coprecipitation and Adsorption, Kashi Banerjee

Removal of Heavy Metals by Activated Carbon, Brian E. Reed

Arsenic In Subsurface Water: Its Chemistry and Removal by Engineered Processes, Arup K. SenGupta, John E. Greenleaf

Cr(III) Separation and Recovery from Tannery Wastes: Research, Pilot and Demonstration Scale Investigation Domenico Petruzzelli, Giovanni Tiraranti and Roberto Passino

HUMASORB: A Coal-Derived Humic Acid Based Heavy-Metal Sorbent H.G. Sanjay, Amjad Fatapah, Daman Walia

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical