Heavy Metal Contamination of Water and Soil: Analysis, Assessment, and Remediation Strategies, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Heavy Metal Contamination of Water and Soil

Analysis, Assessment, and Remediation Strategies, 1st Edition

Edited by Elham Asrari

Apple Academic Press

386 pages | 56 B/W Illus.

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This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

Although adverse health effects of heavy metals have been known for a long time, exposure to heavy metals continues and is even increasing in some areas. Remediating heavy metal contaminated soils and water is necessary to reduce the associated health and ecological risks, make the land resource available for agricultural production, enhance food security, and scale down land tenure problems. This book discusses the causes and the environmental impact of heavy metal contamination. It then explores many exciting new methods of analysis and decontamination currently studied and applied in the field today.

Table of Contents


Heavy Metals in Contaminated Soils: A Review of Sources, Chemistry, Risks and Best Available Strategies for Remediation, Raymond A. Wuana and Felix E. Okieimen

Heavy Metal Contamination

Leaching Behavior of Heavy Metals and Transformation of Their Speciation in Polluted Soil Receiving Simulated Acid Rain, Shun-an Zheng, Xiangqun Zheng, and Chun Chen

Spatially Explicit Analysis of Metal Transfer to Biota: Influence of Soil Contamination and Landscape, Clémentine Fritsch, Michaël Coeurdassier, Patrick Giraudoux, Francis Raoul, Francis Douay, Dominique Rieffel, Annette de Vaufleury, and Renaud Scheifler

Heavy Metal Contamination of Soil and Sediment in Zambia, Yoshinori Ikenaka, Shouta M. M. Nakayama, Kaampwe Muzandu, Kennedy Choongo, Hiroki Teraoka, Naoharu Mizuno, and Mayumi Ishizuka

Human Exposure Pathways of Heavy Metals in a Lead-Zinc Mining Area, Jiangsu Province, China, Chang-Sheng Qu, Zong-Wei Ma, Jin Yang, Yang Liu, Jun Bi, and Lei Huang

Analysis and Assessment of Heavy Metal Contamination

Integrated Assessment of Heavy Metal Contamination in Sediments from a Coastal Industrial Basin, NE China, Xiaoyu Li, Lijuan Liu, Yugang Wang, Geping Luo, Xi Chen, Xiaoliang Yang, Bin Gao, and Xingyuan He

A Determination of Metallothionein in Larvae of Freshwater Midges (Chironomus riparius) Using Brdicka Reaction, Ivo Fabrik, Zuzana Ruferova, Klara Hilscherova, Vojtech Adam, Libuse Trnkova, and Rene Kizek

Multivariate Statistical Assessment of Heavy Metal Pollution Sources of Groundwater Around a Lead and Zinc Plant, Abbas Ali Zamani, Mohammad Reza Yaftian, and Abdolhossein Parizanganeh

Assessment of Heavy Metal Contamination of Agricultural Soil around Dhaka Export Processing Zone (DEPZ), Bangladesh: Implication of Seasonal Variation and Indices, Syed Hafizur Rahman, Dilara Khanam, Tanveer Mehedi Adyel, Mohammad Shahidul Islam, Mohammad Aminul Ahsan, and Mohammad Ahedul Akbor

Remediation of Heavy Metal Contamination

Phytoremediation of Heavy Metals: A Green Technology, P. Ahmadpour, F. Ahmadpour, T. M. M. Mahmud, Arifin Abdu, M. Soleimani, and F. Hosseini Tayefeh

Assessment of the Efficacy of Chelate-Assisted Phytoextraction of Lead by Coffeeweed (Sesbania exaltata Raf.), Gloria Miller, Gregorio Begonia, Maria Begonia, Jennifer Ntoni, and Oscar Hundley

Sustainable Sources of Biomass for Bioremediation of Heavy Metals in Waste Water Derived from Coal-Fired Power Generation, Richard J. Saunders, Nicholas A. Paul, Yi Hu, and Rocky de Nys

Characterization of the Metabolically Modified Heavy Metal-Resistant Cupriavidus metallidurans Strain MSR33 Generated for Mercury Bioremediation, Luis A. Rojas, Carolina Yáñez, Myriam González, Soledad Lobos, Kornelia Smalla, and Michael Seeger

A Ferritin from Dendrorhynchus zhejiangensis with Heavy Metals Detoxification Activity, Chenghua Li, Zhen Li, Ye Li, Jun Zhou, Chundan Zhang, Xiurong Su, and Taiwu Li


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / General
SCIENCE / Environmental Science