Fate and Transport of Heavy Metals in the Vadose Zone: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Fate and Transport of Heavy Metals in the Vadose Zone

1st Edition

By I.K. Iskandar, H. Magdi Selim

CRC Press

344 pages

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The chapters of this book were originally presented at the Fourth International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, in June 1997 at Berkeley, California. The results of that symposium are now available to assist both specialists and those concerned with broader environmental issues.

The first four chapters of Fate and Transport of Heavy Metals in the Vadose Zone are devoted to sorption-desorption processes. Subjects include the kinetics of trace metal sorption-desorption, adsorption of nickel and their isotherms, cadmium reactions, and retention mechanisms of both linear and nonlinear types.

The next three sections describe complexation and speciation processes. The authors consider the effect of humic and fulvic acids, the binding of copper with organic matter, and the rate of dissolved selenium.

Chapters eight through eleven scrutinize the bioavailability and retention of heavy metals and their mobility in the vadose zone. Twelve details plant-available concentration levels for heavy metals in the vadose zone. The last section relates case studies that are relevant to environmental affairs.


Table of Contents

Sorption Kinetics of Trace Elements in Soils and Soil Materials - D.G. Strawn and D.L. Sparks

Adsorption Isotherms of Nickel in Acid Forest Soils - F. Zehetner and W.W. Wenzel

Sorption-Desorption Equilibria and Dynamics of Cadmium During Transport in Soil - R.S. Kookana, R. Naidu, D.A. Barry, Y.T. Tran, and K. Bajracharya

Modeling the Kinetics of Heavy Metals Reactivity in Soils- H. Magdi Selim

Copper Retention as Affected by Complex Formation with Tartaric and Fulvic Acids - A.A. Ponizovsky, T.A. Studenikina, and E.V. Mironenko

Copper Mobility and Bioavailabilty in Relation with Chemical Speciation in Sandy Soil - E.J.M. Temminghoff, M.P.J.C. Marinussen, and S.E.A.T.M. Van der Zee

Selenium Speciation in Soil Water: Experimental and Model Predictions - K.J. Reddy

Influence of Reducing Conditions on the Mobility of Divalent Trace Metals in Soils - P. Cambier and R. Charlatchka

Lead Mobilization in Calcareous Agricultural Soils - C. Pérez-Sirvent, J. Martínez-Sánchez, and C. García-Rizo

Metal Retention and Mobility as Influenced by Some Organic Residues Added to Soils: A Case Study - Luis Madrid

The Rhizosphere and Trace Element Acquisition in Soils - G.R. Gobran, S. Clegg, and F. Courchesne

Distribution of Ecologically Significant Fractions of Selected Heavy Metals in the Soil Profile - T. Németh, K. Bujtás, J. Csillag, G. Pártay, A. Lukács, and M.Th. van Genuchten

Heavy Metal Contamination in Industrial Areas and Old Deserted Sites: Investigation, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Remedial Concepts - I. Twardowska, S. Schulte-Hostede, and A.A.F. Kettrup

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SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General